Blade had been showing is age from some time and had become the Grandfather of our pack. In December of 2012 he started struggling with multiple issues culminating in kidney failure in January 2013. At that time we felt we owed it to him to let him have his rest. I know he is in heaven sitting on lookout point surveying all that he sees. You will be missed Blade.
Blade, our classic aloof borzoi boy has a hidden streak of affection in him. He stuck by me after my surgery like glue until I was fully recovered then went back to being aloof. Even now, every once and a while he will surprise you with a cuddle from out of nowhere. And of course, like any good borzoi, can sleep anywhere