… my furry boy.
Yogi, yes I did name him Yogi, turns 5 today. I can’t begin to tell you how happy it makes me to see him achieve this milestone!
A little history. Yogi is the second of our German Shepherds and follows in the amazing pawsteps of Bear. Is the name making more sense? ;) He was the funniest puppy and showed that he would prove to be one of “quirkiest” dogs EVER! He would dive into the deepest depths to retrieve golf balls out of buckets of water. He would sleep on our trampoline and bbq (NOT turned on), and found the greatest joy in stealing my stuffed Tigger. His sleeping was where we were most humoured, I’ve never seen a dog sleep in positions and locations as strange as he has!
Our cute little guy would find major health problems before he even turned 15 months. One night while sleeping behind my desk chair the seizures began, and they kept coming. He was diagnosed with Epilepsy and listed as one of the worst cases in the State. It has been years of battling to manage his medications and his life to try to minimise the episodes. He is on amazingly large quantities of drugs to manage the epilepsy. We have tried so hard to give him the best life he can have and he manages to give us so much joy and laughter. You HAVE to see how he runs someday and you’ll understand. It’s like his front half is disconnected from his back half… very entertaining. He wobbles, he drags his feet and he loses his balance all the time… but just keeps on going!
It was clear that we wouldn’t have him for long, and we nearly lost him 18 months ago. But, more adjustments and an amazing Vet and we had him back on even footing. We don’t know how much longer we’ll have him, but we’ll take as many more days as we can have! ;)
Happy Birthday you Big Goofball! ;)
I hope you have a pet that makes you as happy as Yogi makes us!