Love, Laugh and Live
Today marks two months since Fred’s passing. I still have a ton of people to personally thank.
I still miss him every day, I don’t think that will go away.
He was just so young.
For those who are new to the blog, Fred passed away after a good battle trying to fight canine epilepsy with several medications but he always continued to seize – the monster was larger than us. He started to cluster seize and had so many seizures in a 48 hour period the most kind thing I could do is let him finally rest, Fred’s soul and spirit at that time were already gone and we knew it was time.
I just now was able to go through some of the pictures of Fred and as I sat there crying flipping through them I came across this one and started laughing.
Life with Fred was all about laughter, endless love and just trying live day-to-day without killing him.
Fred took more work than any dog ive ever owned and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
Please don’t be sad for us. Fred lived a great and amazing life. He was in magazines, he made one trainer actually stop her job, he probably had the highest record of going through trainers that gave up (9), he is responsible for the gray hairs on my head, he was well-known at several stores and the paint guy at Lowes started carrying dog biscuits after meeting him. Fred was able to be petted by hundreds of kids and adults. He had has his picture taken with countless people at dog events. He had so many other adventures from trips to the beach, dog park adventures, times he escaped out the door, rides in the car, going to McDonald’s on the way home from the vet, attending a night out going to a local dog friendly bar. This dog did more than some dogs have in their whole lives.
I promised Fred we would show him love and to never suffer again from the day I rescued him and we gave that to Fred. He was able to cross the bridge in peace with us surrounding him and our love shining through.
“Beginnings are usually scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts. So when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will” – From the movie Hope Floats
Today we are taking a moment of silence for all the other dogs suffering from canine epilepsy. I will continue to support canine epilepsy and help educate owners how to live with an epileptic dog and offer any support I can.