he kept falling down when we lifted him up to his feet, he just couldn't support himself at all...not even for a second today. i have known manny from before i even started katies place.....it has got to be 10 or 12 years now. he was with another rescue and then went into foster care. we took over his foster contract about 4 years ago to cover his medical care. and then when he just became too heavy and crippled for his senior foster mom to manage, manny came here.
here is a GREAT dog who has been in rescue care for a dozen or so years...he was a bit of a goof, a bit of an oaf, a one hundred and twenty pound happy go lucky big baby moron who all of us loved so well.
our closest guess to manny's true age is at least 17 years old. i don't know what his life was like in the beginning but i do know what it has been like for most of it...manny probably really never has had a REAL or normal home of his own.
rest in peace manny, you will be greatly missed around here by many..plainsman was your real, dignified name, but to me, you will always be our thundering goofus frankenstinian manny.
love you babe.