Date of Death:
it is with a saddened heart that we pass along that JUDD, a purebred GSD passed last night. We got him from you in 2016 and he has been an amazing family member since then. Judd suffered from a very large tumor in his abdomen which was causing paralysis in his hind and back. Pair this with difficulty breathing and not being able to eat or drink much of the time - Judd was not himself and in pain. This medical diagnosis was only recently found and the onset of symptoms progressed quickly. Because we did not want to see him suffer, we as a family decided to send him to a place where no pain exists.
Judd spent much of his time "talking to us." He would sit and "yip" at you with this high-pitched voice when you did not pay attention to him or play games with him. He was a talker, providing insight with his voice when he was not happy. Pair this with a deep barrel-chested bark - he was a character. When Judd finally settled into the house years ago - we learned that he LOVED ice cubes from the ice machine. He would eat ice cube after ice cube. It was his favorite treat and knowing where he came from we understood why. It surely was a means of survival in the wild for him. He was an amazing learner - having my youngest son teach him how to play "soccer" was the best of all. Instead of eating a soccer ball, he learned to "kick it." Judd was a handful at first, gaining weight quickly and with such a gain we learned his stomach was "temperamental" to a steady diet. But he was amazing. He took a bit to get comfortable with us at home, but after a few months, he knew where his throne was in the castle.
We would like to thank you for bringing him into our lives and we are ever so thankful we could rescue him from sure death in Tennessee. Judd is buried in a place he called home and we know he is looking down on us and saying "THANK YOU" for giving me a home and a family who loved me.
Chris and Joy Davala