first met her at 4 weeks old and brought her home to live with me a
day before her 6th week birthday. Having one blue eye and being the
smallest were endearing and cute qualities but also made me not want
to take her because of the potential problems both those things can
hold. I wasn’t sure what to do, take her or not; but she knew. From
then on, Miss Rudi was a huge part of my heart and many days, my
whole heart. She was with me always, from running errands or
traveling to other places, to volunteering in a k-5 school to simply
hanging out with friends.
the beginning I knew that something was off about her but I didn’t
know what. At almost 2 years old, she started changing. I took her
into my vets, we did every test we could but could find nothing
wrong. Then one day she had a seizure and we knew she needed more
than we could get her in my town.
rushed her up to WSU vet school the next morning where they worked
on her and came up with a "tentative" diagnosis of GME. GME is a
neurological condition they can’t really diagnose except for by
product of elimination or a brain biopsy, which for obvious reasons
isn’t practical. One month after I brought her home on medicines,
Miss Rudi had 10 seizures within 6 hours and I had her put to sleep.
Because of all the knowledge and care we received at WSU, I knew
what was happening and was able to prepare. I’m so thankful for
every day that we were able to be together and the love we shared.
Thanks to WSU vets for helping me to love my puppy to the fullest in
this life and literally hold her through her physical death.
My name is Lexi, I’m 27 years old and also a wheelchair user. Miss
Rudi was my companion animal and did more for me than I ever could
have imagined. She definitely lives on in my heart and is with all
those people she met in her two short, yet very full years. Special
thanks to my vet who contributed in her name to the Pet Memorial
Program and also to the ladies of Park Place who did the same. Miss
Rudi gave out a lot of joy in her life and for me, that joy will
never stop. Please contribute to this program in honor of the little
loves in our lives to possibly help the lives of our future loves.
With loving memories of my beautiful girl Miss Rudi Lou, my heart
continues to smile.............