Many of you know of or have met Freddy Von Schnauzer when he was the Mascot of TRAFFIC from 2007 until is retirement in 2014. Today is his 11th birthday!! YAY! But it is very unlikely he will see his 12th. BOO! HISS!!
Last week they found 2 large tumors. He has cancer. He starts radiation on Monday for the next 5 week. Prognosis even with radiation is just months. Maybe less. He is still acting normal and in good spirits. Most would not even see anything wrong. But storm clouds loom.
Freddy has been my best pal ever! He's kinda snarky. Very stubborn at times. A Stud all the time. And is a lover with a heart of gold. He rules the nest. Nobody comes in my home without being greeted by Freddy. He loves new people and drops me like a hot potato! He is always near and he is always involved with the action. His favorite sport is eating. Followed by napping. He likes BIG dogs. Really big dogs. He thinks he is the size of a Great Dane and walks right up and sticks his chest out and goes right in for a kiss and a sniff!
He sleeps on the pillow on the floor by my bedside every night. He wakes up in the wee hours to climb into bed. That's when I get "Cheeky" time. His cheek against mine and some love grunts. Love it! He has his schedule and he has me trained very well. He'll never let you forget what time it is. "Yummy Yummy" is Breakfast at 8:30 and dinner at 3:30. "Turkey Time" at Noon, 5PM and 7PM. A cookie at 2 pm. 3 more after dinner. Lots of kissie kissie's and hugs thru the day. My best feeling is that I have no regrets. As I have said for many years. "Every day is a good day with Freddy".
We had the same color hair back then and we still have the same color hair today. People would comment all the time how much we look alike. But both of us are slightly grayer now. And Freddy gave me the perfect pick up line. It could happen 20 times a day or more if I wanted to use Freddy. A pretty woman would come over and say "Oh how cute"! I would wait a sec, look directly at her with an upset and demanding voice and ask, "What about my dog"? Everyone always laughs! Hope you did too!
So Happy Birthday my little friend. I'll be praying for a miracle and hope I will be joined by many of my friends. What else can I do? To me, EVERYDAY is your birthday buddy!
Last Year I had Freddy Immortalized when I commissioned an artist that I had bought another original work from to capture Freddy. It hangs in my living room today and forever.
Freddy even has his own Million Dollar Bills. I am told any Wells Fargo Bank will cash it! He has his own song too. (Sung to the tune of "He's a Jolly Good Fellow") For he's a Freddy Von Schnauzer, For he's a Freddy Von Schnauzer, For he's a Freddy Von Schnauzer, that nobody can deny. Yay Freddy!!! :-)
At 9 weeks he was just slightly bigger than my hand. I had to have some "Poopie Protection"
At 10 weeks who knew what a big part of my life he would become? I love Freddy Von Schnauzer!