Saying Goodbye To Furiend & Epi Warrior Riley

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We received sad news yesterday, my BFF & fellow Epi Warrior Riley has crossed the rainbow bridge. I take some solace in knowing that he passed in his sleep, in his mom’s arms & not fighting the monster that is epilepsy.

All of us in the canine epilepsy community are heart broken. Our hearts go out to his family.

I put together this short tribute for my furriend.

I will miss you Riley 💜  I will always remember you &  how much you gave to me, my huMom & the epi dog community.

CEO Olivia

End Dog Fighting Everywhere

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Hello everyone, Canine Executive Officer Olivia reporting. Today I’m requesting your help. My BFF & fellow Epi Warrior Riley has brought a very disturbing situation to my attention. Near his home In Mississippi, the police have shut down a large dog fighting operation & arrested the wicked humans involved. What I’ve heard is horrifying so I won’t go into details.

It’s my understanding that the ASPCA will be relocating the surviving dogs to Missouri while the investigation & prosecution is ongoing.

Sadly, Mississippi has some of the weakest animal cruelty laws in the U.S.. If you live in Mississippi, or elsewhere in the United States or anywhere else really,  please contact your legislators! Tell them they need to get tougher animal cruelty laws everywhere.

CEO Olivia

Remembering Good Dog & Epi Warrior Busta

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Hello everyone, CEO Olivia here. Today you’ll need to get some tissues. A follower of mine on Facebook, Jayne Prince, lost her good dog Busta & she wrote a wonderful tribute to him that I want to share today.

In Jayne’s words…

My boy  Born on 10.4.06, Stole my heart instantly & came home with me on 23.6.06 From that day on we were joined by our hearts … You filled the house with laughter & smiles, my Busta Biggley, small & wiggley …oh that tail !

I could never picture a day without you then, we were together just about always, you shared every part of my life & home and if you couldn’t come we didn’t go .

You loved all our holidays, walks, swims, the beach & your favorite place, the woods, & always tea & scones!

You learned to go off your lead at the woods & to come back to me but each second I couldn’t see you I would panic!! But there you would be out from behind a tree,” here I am mum, don’t worry “.

At nine months you had your first seizure. I knew right away what it was & so began your long battle with the horrid epi monster.

We tried for a while without meds; removing triggers, keeping calm & vigilant of any stresses that may upset you but eventually our vet said you needed the meds . I cried that day we left the vet with your pills.

Sadly we then had to go to the vets every 6 months for your blood tests & check ups, you were always terrified but behaved perfectly. Your manners have always been excellent, a true gentleman, so brave and strong, we did it together each visit, I held you tight & we did it. I was so so proud of you always, every single day, proud “Mum’s superstar ” I called you.

During an unexpected illness in 2015 you were always by my side giving me a reason to get up each day as I knew you needed me to start your day with your meds, your food & your routine. Thank you my boy, you got me through the darkness .

We knew each other so very well, every look, every little move, you knew what I was going to do or say & I knew all your looks & ways.

Not only did you battle the epi monster but your poorly joints you were born with gave you a lot of pain, so much so that in the last few months when you could no longer get up stairs with me at night, I made our lounge into one big bed for us both. Through those long nights we slept side by side & I would sing or read to you & help you turn. I never left your side in those last months.

The seizures had taken their toll & you were struggling to eat & drink & yes you were so worn out & frail. Tired.

All of our years together I would kiss your soft golden heart ” goodnight ” .& on that day I felt it beat one last time in my hand as held you so close, before it stopped & you were able to rest free of pain & struggle.

My own heart cracked wide open that day & will be forever cracked & sore. Ten years & two days of the most precious love, friendship & smiles. You left so much love behind my boy, inside me to keep me just about going. I hope you took enough love with you over the rainbow bridge.

Your little nickname was “Peepze,” “Mum’s Peepz”. I will forever be a Peepze mummy. Forever. Mums best boy, my cup of joy. Wait for me over that rainbow because one day I will run to meet you, but not just yet.

He sleeps in his favorite spot in our garden. I light his candies every night.

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We are very sad for Jayne. But Busta had the greatest gift in life, he was loved. All good dogs deserve such love.

CEO Olivia