He grew into a wonderful companion to our 3 children and to my husband and I. He was a gentle dog unless he felt that his family was in danger. He was also very protective of children. I remember one time my cousin was teaching her niece how to ride her 2-wheel bike and she wiped out in front of our house and of course the little girl started to cry....well Timon instantly went into protection mode. When my cousin and her niece walked up to see us Timon wouldn't let my cousin anywhere near me or even toward her niece. He protected us so well the he even ran a black bear out of our yard one night. My husband was very surprised when the bear dropped back down on all 4's and ran off into the bush.
Timon just walked away to die...he was 92 years old in human years....he would have been 12 yrs old at the end of October. Timon was very much a part of our family and will be missed by all of us.
1998 - 2010
Rest in peace buddy!