At the beginning of June, and after a long battle with CDRM, we lost our beloved GSD Blitz. He was 12.
We took Blitz on as a rescue dog 9 years ago, and never regretted it. Even with several other GSDs in the ‘pack’ it took him several months to fully settle in, but after that he showed his true character – a gentle giant with a bark that could pierce the eardrums!
18 months ago he was diagnosed with CDRM, after we noticed him dragging his foot, and 6 months later a large mass was found in his abdomen. Neither was causing any discomfort, but over time his mobility did deteriorate. With careful management though, and one or two home made devices, he remained comfortable and happy to the end.
We miss him terribly, but are extremely thankful for the extra year he gave us.
RIP Blitz, you will always be with us.