The Best Present Ever
It was love at first sight. I went to visit friends, whose daughter had been in an accident. We brought her flowers, and then, the bedroom door opened, and out ran 8 of the cutest puppies I had ever seen. I layed on the floor, while they all sat on me, sniffed me, and licked me. What are they, I asked? Australian Sheperds, I was told. I was in puppy heaven. I had to have one, but which one, they were all so cute.
Well, one little guy, snuggled up to me, and layed down on me. I knew, he was the one. I begged my husband and he first said no, but later, he went back and payed the guy, took a picture of my "little guy" and gave it to me for Christmas. I had to wait til my birthday though, because he wasn't ready to come home just yet. I screamed with joy.
When he finally came home, he was bundle of joy and laughter. We all grew to love him so much. Everywhere I went, he followed. Always tripping and bumping into things, but it made him that much cuter. When my boy, who we named Luke, turned two, he had his first seizure. I had never seen one, I was afraid. But it quickly passed, and he didn't have another for a few months.
When he did begin to get them more often, I took him to my vet who ran blood work, and gave me medicine. It would help, but not eliminate. Being a naturalist, I found a holistic vet, who began to treat him also. We had hope, and for months at a time he would be fine, then he get them again, but they seemed to be farther apart, and shorter. I was hopeful.
The last time, though, we weren't so fortunate, he had a cluster of 15, followed by spasm, and twitches, then cries, and he was gone. the whole horrible ordeal lasted 5 hours. I called every emergency vet I could find, no one would make house calls. Finally,we called a friend to help us take him to an emergency clinic, but there was nothing left to do. I loved him so much. We all did. It was 9/11/10. We will never forget him. Our little Luke myster.