It is with a sad and heavy heart that we had to say good-bye to our old girl Freya last night. Freya was our Norwegian import (Norwegian Buhund) who came to us one feisty little pup! Norvagus Prinsesse Freya born 1/31/99 had to be put to rest just a couple weeks shy of her 14th birthday on 1/7/13 @ 8:00pm. She didn’t go outside with the other dogs that morning, I thought nothing of it, this is typical of her so I let her be. I came home from work over 3 hours later to find her in the exact same spot she was when I left and she didn’t greet me when I came in. I knew something was wrong! We learned when she turned 2 at her OFA exam that she had “shallow sockets” in short, hip dysplasia, so, as she got older, getting up was more challenging for her. I gave her a nudge as I usually do to get her up and that’s when I noticed that her right rear leg was folded under her and she couldn’t get up. I physically lifted her and saw that she had no use of her right rear or right front legs. Freya had suffered a stroke 🙁 We spend the afternoon trying to work with her and help her in hopes of her regaining use. I called our vet who is also a personal friend, and he said at her age, she wouldn’t recover. I had a decision to make.
We had 13 good years with her. She was a good dog and a great friend, we will miss her dearly! We love you Freya girl and we will never forget you. You’re memory will live on in our hearts forever!