Ranger developed diabetes and tumors shortly after turning 13. He was suffering. Sadly, he was put to rest on April 4, 2013.
Slide Show of them performing.
Slide Show of Ranger & Lyla as the grew in MA.
Ranger at 4 years & 10 months (left) and Lyla at 10 and a half months.
Ranger 6 and a half years, doing one of his favorite things.
Lyla loves to shove her face into snow. Her nose melts the snow, but the snow stays on her muzzle, in a donut effect. Cute!
Ranger and Lyla wowed the crowd with their tricks in performance at the 2004 Pet Rock Fest benefit show and concert at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester MA. September 12, 2004.
Lyla sleeps under Ranger's watchful eye. (August 17, 2004).
Lyla, our new puppy (April 10, 2004).
We adopted �Lyla� in April 2004. We named her Lyla decause she's black; her name means �night� in Hebrew.
Ranger holds his retractable leash, by the handle, something he learned to do all by himself, and waits in our yard until we clip on the lead for his walk.
For fun Ranger's repertoire includes: Speak, Shake Hands, Roll Over, Play Dead, Jumping Through A Hoop, Jumping Over a Stick, "Limbo" Under a Stick, Dancing, Sitting Up, Jumping over Lyla, and Fetching his leash.
Lyla has learned Sit Up, Bow, Play Dead, Shake Hands, Jumping Through a Joop, Jumping Over a Stick, "Limbo" Under a Stick, Dancing, and Scooting Under Ranger (when told to jump over him), and is working on Rolling Over.
Jed's repertoire included: Speak, Shake Hands, Roll Over, Play Dead, and Jumping Through A Hoop. He became blind from diabetes in 1996, but performed with me at some shows until a stroke forced his retirement in May 1999. His illness got the best of him eventually, and he had to be put down in the summer of 2002.
I had a cocker spaniel (rescued from one of my dad's insurance clients), and I also raised tropical fish, and Ruth had a cocker spaniel mix, but we have no photos of them. Both of us named our cockers �Blackie� (how original)!