Jo called yesterday morning to tell us that Odda was very sick and if we wanted to say goodbye we should come over. Of course we had to say goodbye to one our favorite dogs.
Odda was supposed to be called Bella but no one could stop calling her Odda. (Odda 1 died when she was 16 weeks old of a heart problem.)
Odda May 14 2009
Hooch, Chance and Odda May 2009
She liked chewing on my crocs and me! Eventually we came to an understanding. She liked me and listened to me without hesitation.
Then good boy Hooch died.. a tick disease took him within hours in May of 2011.
Putz joined the pack in 2012....he was so little!
Something happened around 2012 ( probably Putz)...Odda began to visit us on a regular basis...we thought it was just to see Chance but it continued after he died. She would cross the road at her house go into the woods and come down the trails to our house.
Odda and Chance were good friends.
Odda was a good friend to us after Chance died. She came to visit more often...we would sit outside with her until Jo came to get her...sometimes we would take her home. Sometimes when we were gone to town she would be waiting for us when we got home. We were her safe place.
Bernese Mountain dogs are loyal, gentle dogs. She loved to sit on my foot and get a good scratch.
There was no sitting yesterday...but she did lift her head up for a while...we got to pet her and say our goodbyes. Goodbye Odda come to visit.
We will miss our visits. Our neighbor Jo will miss her girl Odda so very much. It isn't easy to lose our four legged friends.
Odda is survived by her little brother Putz or Putzer...who is almost blind...but his hearing and sense of smell is pretty good as he took the crumbs of a treat out of my hand. He will miss Odda too...as she was the Alpha dog...poor Putz.