This blog began because of someone very special and dear to my heart. Our very sweet rottweiler Zeus, was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Immune-Mediated Pollyarthritis. This genetic disorder was causing his immune system to attack his joints and organs causing him terrible pain and discomfort. I started the “Saving Zeus” blog in hopes to spread awareness about this terrible disease and also connected it to our fundraising website to help raise funds for the expensive medical care that Zeus needed so desperately. We raised $2800 and Zeus received the best medical care in our area and touched the lives of many people. Unfortunately, due to complications from this rare genetic disorder, Zeus’ quality of life started to slip away. He could no longer do the things dogs love to do like going on long walks, playing fetch, trips to the park, playing with his brother, and the last two days, he had even lost his appatite and wouldn’t eat. I could not make my sweet boy suffer, so my husband and I made the dificult decission to let him go with some dignity. Zeus passed away in our arms at Healthy Paws Vet Hospital at 5pm. on October 12, 2012. He was only 6 and a half years old, but brought a lifetime of love and happiness to our family in that short amount of time. He may be gone from our lives, but will always remain in our hearts.
I have now changed the name of my blog from “Saving Zeus” to “A Wag of a Tail” because Saving Zeus just doesn’t seem to fit now that he is gone. “A Wag of a Tail” will continue on it it’s place in loving memory of Zeus. He had a wag of a tail that could melt anyones heart. His little stub would wag so hard and fast that his whole back end would wiggle to and fro! A Wag of a Tail will include stories about Lucky, memories about Zeus, Great dog and training tips, news, articles on why dogs do what they do, wonderful quotes and poems, and anything else that has to do with dogs. I hope you enjoy the read!