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Louie the Neapolitan Mastiff

Aug 05

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I didn’t write last month because I lost my brother unexpectedly on the 4th of July which would have been Louies 11 month ampuversary. Somehow I couldn’t bring myself to celebrate when I was feeling so devastated. But today we ARE celebrating!! Louie has kicked cancers butt for a year! I never expected to have my boy with me for all this time and it has gone by so fast! I have cherished every day, every second that I have been given. Today I bought Lou his first ever cheeseburger. He couldn’t figure out what to do with it at first and almost swallowed it whole!! LOL! But after I broke it into pieces for him he managed to devour it and I think he thought it was awesome. I also bought him a new squeaky toy which he loved! (after listening to it for a large part of the day I am not so sure it was the best choice of toy on my part) But it does my heart good to know he is happy. I was going to share the video of Lou eating his burger and playing with his new toy but for some reason I can’t seem to download them to my computer tonight. So instead I will share a short clip of Louie cooling off under the sprinkler last week on a very hot day. I don’t know how many more days or weeks or months I have left with Lou, but I am so grateful and blessed for the year we have been given so far. I continue to be humbled every day by his joy, his spirit, his determination, his loyalty, and most of all his love.

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12 comments so far

  1. otisandtess
    9:15 am - 8-5-2016

    Sorry to hear about your recent loss, but congratulations on Louie’s one year ampuversary! That is really big!

    • sreuschen
      8:28 pm - 8-6-2016

      Thank you!!

  2. midnighter94
    1:47 pm - 8-5-2016

    I’m so sorry about your brother.
    Hoppy One Year Louie!! That’s amazing!!! That sprinkler was a perfect way to cool off! A cheeseburger and a new squeaky toy are a perfect way to celebrate your big day <3
    Hugs to you!
    Donna & Murphy

    • sreuschen
      8:28 pm - 8-6-2016

      Thank you!

  3. mom2shelby
    3:26 pm - 8-5-2016

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your brother. I am so sorry. But CONGRATS Louie!!!! One year is amazing and huge! Here’s to many more!

    Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart

    • sreuschen
      8:29 pm - 8-6-2016

      Thank You!

  4. benny55
    4:19 pm - 8-5-2016

    Geez, you’ve had so much heartache recently. I’m so very, very sorry. No one knows why these things happen or why the Soul needs to leave. I do know that you and Louie have a wonderful Guardian Angel watching over you. And I know your brother is cheering for Big Lou!

    I tell ya what, Louie is truly a MIRACLE DOG!! Lou is a true ROCK STAR! He proves over and over that big dogs can handle three legs just fine! And on top of that, he has overcome hurdle after hurdle! Your love and devotion to Louie, and his to you, is Soul deep.

    OMD!! Something we don’t get to say often enough around here…………HAPPY ONE YEAR AMPUVERSARY!!! And you got cheeseburgers and squeaky toys and a sprinkler spa bath……..great way to celebrate!! I’ve watched that video a couple of times now because it just warms my heart to see you so happy! In fact, everything you do just warms my heart! I could watch videos kf you all day long 🙂

    Cheeseburgers, ice cream everyday all day!! Isn’t spoiling a tripawd so much fun?! Did your horsey friend get an extra carrot and a lump of sugar to celebrate with you?

    Cheering you in for many more ampuversaries sweet Lou! I just love you to pieces!!! 🙂

    Big smoooooooooch!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • sreuschen
      8:31 pm - 8-6-2016

      Thank you Sally! {{hugs}}

  5. hester
    6:55 pm - 8-6-2016

    So sorry to hear about your sad and unexpected loss of a brother last month and completely understand why you would not be inclined to celebrate at that moment.

    But delighted for you and the very handsome Louie that you have such a significant milestone to celebrate now! Hoppy One Year Ampuversary, amazing Louie!!

    Lisa and Pofi dog

    • sreuschen
      8:32 pm - 8-6-2016

      Thank you so much!

  6. juliedarling
    3:33 am - 8-17-2016

    So sorry to hear about your brother. My deepest condolences.

    I’m so happy to hear that Louis is at the one year mark and loving life. Keep taking it one day at a time and of course BE MORE DOG! My biggest lesson I learned. They teach us so much!!
    Julie and Spirit Buddy

  7. juliedarling
    3:35 am - 8-17-2016

    P.s. I love the video! Really made me smile 🙂

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