October 1, 2018
Today we said goodbye to this sweet little guy. We think he may have had a stroke over the weekend. He couldn't stand or move his left legs and he didn't show any improvement Saturday or Sunday. Prince had a lifetime of medical issues. He was diagnosed with microvascular dysplasia as a puppy, he had a neurological disorder that caused him to shake his head and squat multiple times a day, Dr. Fenner suspected hydrocephalus. And then there was the problem with a bone being out of place in his neck Regardless, nothing slowed him down until this weekend.
Several years ago during a routine dental, a former vet pulled all of his teeth and broke his jaw in the process.(Note the adjective "former.") Two years ago he developed cataracts and lost his sight. At times he would throw temper tantrums from frustration but for the most part he was a happy, feisty, funny, loving little dog.
How do I explain this little guy to someone who never met him? He was adorable, one of the cutest "little white dogs" you'll ever find. Everyone loved him. I fell in love with him on a rescue website, he fell in love with his dad. Even after Prince developed cataracts and could no longer see, he could find Jim anywhere.
He was just a fun little dog. I can't count the number of fights he started around here and had to be rescued. He used to go round and round with Mason and as recently as Friday he was giving Lucy what for over his breakfast. Stinker. Troublemaker. Feisty little sh*t. It's hard to believe what a huge hole a 3.2lb dog leaves in one's heart. Good night sweet Prince. Mom loves you. Always.