Treasure-Pal’s Story

Pal

Pal

Pal is a treasure. He is six years old and is a friendly boy. He loves everyone and he loves life.

My brother and I drove over an hour away to get him when he was a puppy. We drove down some long, dusty, rural roads where we finally found the house where he was waiting for us.

We already had Pal’s name picked out, thanks to my mom, before we ever even met him. True to his name, Pal bounded right up to meet us, his long ears swaying as he ran.

We noticed Pal’s distinctive eyes, one brown and one blue. He stood out among his siblings. We knew he was the dog for us. I held Pal in my arms all the way home. We have a special bond.

Pal lives with my brother. My house is Pal’s second home so we say he is my dog too!

We didn’t know that Pal would wind up having special needs because of his seizures. We have spent countless hours researching seizure control. Pal just goes on about his happy life.
He is smart and follows commands-when he is listening! He loves to run and play. He barks with joy and occasionally shares his special Bassett Hound howl. He takes over the couch when he wants to rest and gently lays his head in the lap of his choice.

We joke that Pal thinks that everything belongs to him. We know we are his people.

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Posted on November 24, 2014, in Family, Photo 101, Photography and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Have you had Pal checked over by a Vet? any other oddities in Pals behavior?? I’m just curious, I mean no harm.

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    • Yes, Pal takes anti seizure medication but it hasn’t completely stopped them. He also eats a special diet, mostly gluten free, but we don’t think that is really a factor. Pacing and paw licking may be signs of an impending seizure, but really there is no warning. It is sad to see when it happens but Pal just carries on and is happy to see us when he comes out of it. Thanks for your interest!

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  2. I had a cat that started having kind of seizures, she would just zonk out, nose 1st and you couldn’t wake her, I figured it out to using Flea Powder, it kicked her nervous system to crap, it was the last thing I did to her before they started, so it was pretty obvious. That stuff should be banned!
    I also had a 11 yr old yorkie that we had to put down a couple months ago, he had Cushings, the disease was held at bay (with herbs and supplements) for 4 yrs until we hit a real hot spell and it took over, he started having seizures, he’d basically go unconscious, his legs and body would go absolutely rigid and he’d pee himself, when he woke up he’d be terrified and start running. It was so hard to watch. All we could do was hold him and get pee’d on! It is so sad when you can’t help them ! I hope Pal stays well, good luck, you sound like a great pet parent!! You can read about my Yorkies journey on my site, I would be honored if you visited!
    Cheers!

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