This week’s theme = Summer Fun!
Kelso shows us how to stay cool and refreshed when the temperatures start to climb.
KELSO’S STORY (by mommy Danielle)
One day back in March 2001, I decided to go to visit the animals at the local shelter not necessarily looking for a dog. Well, after seeing this 3 month old little brown fluff ball, it was love at first sight and I just had to bring him home. He turned out to be the smartest little puppy ever, was housebroken within a couple days and learned to sit, stay and lay down so fast that I told myself “Well he definitely isn’t dumb like Kelso on That 70’s show!” So the name Kelso stuck!
It’s a good thing that I love this boy because Kelso turned out to be a “lemon” of a dog! He has/had multiple health issues ranging from hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, bladder stones, very bad food and environmental allergies and most recently a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy.
Kelso has never been a very high energy dog mainly because of his bad hips and thyroid issues, but even so, throughout the years, we’ve enjoyed doing many activities together such as regular daily walks, jogging/biking, agility classes just for fun, swimming and so on. But after 11 and a half years, Kelso is getting very tired and is a lot happier just being a retired old man lounging around in the house.
Due to Kelso’s heart condition, I know that I don’t have much time left with him, and although it makes me sad to think that I will have to say goodbye soon, I am very happy to have so many wonderful memories of this one of a kind dog to smile and look back on. He truly is the best 🙂