Sunday, March 29, 2020
A month later we had the loss of our dog 11 1/2 year old dog Berwick. Berwick was a good, faithful dog in these last years. She was a beautiful German Shepherd, named after South Berwick, Maine, where Paul and I first met.
We could see that she was aging, as she began having trouble climbing the 17 steps into our home. We knew the end wouldn't be years away, but was coming sometime. Unfortunately, I pinched her front leg with the car one day. She seemed to recover from that, but then a few days later, her back legs just didn't work. It seemed too soon as she was still so pretty and had such a good disposition, but we had to let her go.
We were dogless for 6 days. We were planning to leave for a missions trip on April first so it would not have been a good time for a puppy, but that Corona virus was changing everything. Lock-down was announced for the whole country of South Africa beginning at midnight on March 26th. We decided that a lock down was a good time to bond with a new puppy and begin training.