Good morning everyone, and welcome to my tenth weekly guest spot on The Daily Corgi! I am your host Paige K. Davis, founder of CorgiPals. As you know, every week I’ll be doing a guest post to keep you up to snuff with the goings-on in the CorgiPals world. This week’s theme: Special Edition!
Thanksgiving is over, and the holiday season is officially upon us. There is nothing I like more about the holiday season than the heartwarming stories I hear and the happy aura everyone takes on this time of year. Ok… except presents! 🙂
Earlier this week I received a generous donation from Corgi parents Leo and Kathy. The note attached to the donation said “In honor of our recently departed Helen” with a link. I was blown away by the generosity of these two loving souls… but not as blown away as I was when I read Helen’s story, which I will paraphrase here with her family’s permission.
- Mostly blind since birth
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Age-related Arthritis
- Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
- Suspected Degnerative Myelopathy (DM)
- Cushings Disease
- Age-related Deafness
Her link also has a video of her early signs of DM as well as her very first time in her two-wheeled cart. With time her mobility got worse and she needed a four-wheeled cart, and eventually she was carried around by Leo and Kathy, or spending time in her wagon or stroller to get around. As time went on, Helen’s Corgi spirit started to wane more and more. And so, on November 3, 2012, after all Helen had fought through and defeated, Leo and Kathy helped their Corgi girl cross the Rainbow Bridge… at the amazing age of thirteen and a half years old.
I never knew Helen, nor did I know OF her until Tuesday of this week. But this beautiful girl has touched my heart in a way few dogs can. She is the very definition of Corgi Spirit. I encourage you to visit the post Leo did about Helen on his site and read her full story in his words. I hope she will inspire you the way she has inspired me.
That about wraps it up for this week. As always, please spread the word about our Corgis in need, and keep on Corgi’n on!
Molly The Wally says
Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
Blessings on Helen's family. Thanks for the beautiful story and for memorializing Helen with a gift to CorgiPals. That warms my heart on this chilly morning.
It's great to see Helen's story here. I knew her, and I know Leo and Kathy. They are fabulous folks.
I knew Helen and she was an amazing Corgi girl. She was vivacious! Her spirit will live on through our memories.