9/17/2008 - 2/10/2020Baron came into our life as a shelter rescue. As soon as I approached his pen at the shelter, he stood up, looked at me and said, "Mom, what took you so long, I've been here waiting for you." Honestly, that's what he said and only other pet lovers will understand that our beloved pets indeed speak to us if only we listen with our eyes and our hearts.

He'd had a rough beginning to his life and had been severely injured but never was anything but warm and loving to any human he met. He particularly loved small children coming up and patting him on his silky black head, and he patiently sat and let them. He wasn't crazy about cats though.... His first pal in the dog park was a Rhodesian Ridgeback and they'd run and chase each other around scaring the bejeezus out of the other dogs and owners but only paying attention to each other.

At night, when we went upstairs to bed, he'd rest at the top of the stairs and let us know we could sleep in peace and he wouldn't let any bad guys past him. Our hero! When we sat out in the patio drinking our morning coffee, he'd sit on his rug at our feet and just enjoy the start of another beautiful day in Las Vegas. His daily pal, the hummingbird, would fly over, hover right in front of his face and say Hi! He loved it and never moved a muscle to scare the tiny visitor..... did I mention he didn't like cats though? Guess that's why the birds all felt safe around him.

There are so many memories that we have and will always treasure of this magnificent creature and his unconditional devotion and loyalty, I just have to end with a saying someone told me about life with a dog - "Between the first hello and the last goodbye is just so much love." I have to end now, I'm crying too much to see the keys. God Bless you Baron, run free, we'll meet again someday.
Joanne and Dominick CosimanoHenderson, NevadaFebruary 13, 2020
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Baron was a wonderful dog. This gentle giant would always greet me with a hug and was very gentle when we played. He preferred playing with guys as he could play a little more rough. He is in a good place now with no more pain and running and playing like a puppy. RIP Baron we will miss you. Aunt Sharon and Uncle Roy.Sharon & Roy VanSlyke - February 26, 2020

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