Louie was a 14 1/2 yr. old Brussels Griffon who had the strongest spirit. He was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 7 by the Milner Veterinary Hospital in Oregon City, OR. It was hard at first, we were new to diabetes and what that meant for us and Louie. For us it meant giving shots and being home on time for consistent feedings, for Louie it meant being poked with needles and stuck with pins to check his blood sugar twice a day. He went blind in the first 6 months and we were able to get him cataracts surgery, we could tell he was grateful, he loved to watch birds. We were lucky with Louie, he was healthy and happy and he was able to share in many adventures with us, until about his 13th yr. and he slowed down and had a few bouts of pancreatitis ….he was a little fighter and every time he “rallied” for me and his dad, who he knew loved him. If it wasn’t for diabetes I believe he would have lived until 16 maybe even 17, he had such a strong spirit but his little body said different and on July 13, 2019 he lost that fight to his kidneys…..he was by far the best living, breathing being I had ever met. He was more than just a dog…he was our “boy” <3
A donation was made in Louie's memory and the memorial was created on July 22, 2019.