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Okah The Mastiff

It’s a sad day for my folks back in Erin, NY. Their beloved “Okie” is going to be put down. She’s old for her breed, and she’s displayed strength and perseverance for many months (fighting cancer). I have to be honest, but I didn’t think the old girl was going to last this long. I never lived at home while Okah was a part of the family, but we’ve had our bonding and fun times. And I had my good bye moment with her as well, back in the Spring when we were visiting NY.

As I post this tears are being shed. It’s around 1pm eastern time, when the veterinarian was coming up to the house. I know it’s tough Mom and Dad, but feel comfort in knowing what a good life you gave her. It’s been a tough year with pets for you guys.

Above is a picture of Danette and Okah in 2002, when she was at her prime.

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6 comments to Okah The Mastiff

  • Jen Coon

    Sorry Gary….unfortunately Harpua doen’t have too long either. Brian can’t seem to face it right now. Losing Jagger was so hard. Wish they (our canine companions) would live as long as we do….

  • I hear you Jen. We’re in the same boat with old Chip. He’s getting slower and slower all the time. Miss you guys :) BTW we’re still trying to sell our house. Challenging with the times, but if we can sell we’re still looking at heading north of Ithaca.

  • Danielle

    you’re making me cry at work! i have been trying so hard not too! She is an awesome dog and a huge part of our family…

  • Mom Marcoccia

    Thank you Gary for thinking of us. It was hard but I know now we did the right thing. She was a great dog. She went very peaceful.
    Love Mom

  • sarah marcoccia

    She was beautiful. We’ve all been circled by monarchs today, symbolically perfect.

  • Patti O'Connell

    Gary & Danette… Thanks for the great website and the beautiful tribute to Okah. Everyone will miss her gentle soul. Ellie is beautiful and a joy to watch. Sure hope you guys move back east! Stay in touch. PS to all the Marcoccia’s ~ I too have seen the Monarch! Love you all, Aunt Patti

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