Fritzie - In Loving Memory

Australian Cattle Dog/Breed Unknown
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Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Today is my Rainbow Bridge Day.

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Fritz, Fritzers, Wild Man, Chainsaw (given by the Vet)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-part feral-dog rescue

October 16th 2004

Being Loved, being the boss

Loud, scary people, not being the alpha in the pack

Favorite Toy:
Sister Goldie

Favorite Food:
Moist doggie food

Favorite Walk:
He loved running through the woods!

Best Tricks:
Fritz never learned tricks...

Arrival Story:
Fritzie wound up in the Katrina shelter here in Shreveport, Louisiana where I was volunteering. He was terrified. I fell in love instantly. Something in his eyes reminded me of Bubba - I felt Bubba when I looked at Fritzie. Fritzie was adominant/aggressive fear-biter and heartworm positive, so he didn't have much of a chance at the shelter.

Fritzie started his heartworm treatment October 24, 2005. He had to spend the night at the vet, and the day after I picked him up, he stopped breathing for a few seconds. My husband was able to revive him, and he made it through. Fritzie was very intelligent, yet very strong-willed. We were never able to break through his aggression, and he became increasingly aggressive - attacking me. I tried various training techniques, massage, diet changes...everything. Poor Fritzie had been through so much in such a short time, and came to me as his last chance. It seemed like we were making good progress with him - he had settled down and was behaving well. Then, all of a sudden he began attacking me again, each time increasingly viscious. I could not define any triggers. There were no treats, food or toys present, and it always happened when the other dogs were no where around. The last attack, he was happily sniffing around in the grass, and I was sitting on the steps. He suddenly snapped his neck around at me, his eyes changed, and in an instant he was lunging for my throat. I raised my arm and he bit me in the armpit. I knew then that the only solution was to put him down. I still feel guilty to this day, like I failed him. I loved him dearly, but did not want my step-daughter or the other dogs to get hurt. Also, I did not want him to die violently, which would've happened if my husband had witnessed another attack. My only hope is that he felt my love for him, and that as he took his last breath, he knew he was in the arms of someone who loved him dearly.

Forums Motto:
Playing With Little Bit

The Groups I'm In:
♥A TEAM♥, Critters Care Through Prayer, FebrezeĀ® Pet Odor Eliminatorā„¢, Isabel and Rosie's Big Shrimpy, Jay-Jay's Faithful Funders, Meatball POTP Group, Naughty Pup Club, President Isabel's Animal Abuse Commission, Samuel Jacob's Pals, The circle of friends, ~~~*♥Dog Park USA♥*~~~

The Last Forum I Posted In:
Today's party at the Bridge

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 20th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Our Friend Rosie is Missing! Please Help!

November 6th 2009 6:32 am
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Rosie escaped the morning of 11-5-09 from her pet sitter's fenced backyard. She actually managed to unlatch the gate and presumably is headed for home. Her owner is one of my best friends and was scheduled to go out of town today hence the need for a pet sitter.

Rosie is an adult, female, German Shepherd with a very black colored face. AC saw her at North Star and Northwest Blvd. at 10:00 AM this morning but couldn't catch her. If you find her or think you've seen her please call 614-297-8380 or 614-787-1405. She is normally a friendly dog but was very scared when she was last sighted and took off running. Please let us know if you see her.

Rosie was wearing a pink gingham collar, she has all her tags on.

Please help me spread the word to anyone you know who lives in the Columbus area. Share this message on Facebook and retweet on Twitter.

We are worried sick for Rosie's safety.

Thank you for any help!

Please see for more info!


One Year At The Bridge

February 20th 2007 3:11 am
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My Dear Fritzie,

I miss you so much sweet boy. Like the Vince Gill song says, "I know your life on Earth was troubled, but only you could know the truth." Go rest high, on that mountain, sweet boy. Run free at the bridge. I love you.

To My Angel Fritzie:

You came into the shelter alone and afraid
I tried to console you, so by your side I stayed.

You were nervous and fearful the day we met,
The look in your eyes, I can never forget.

"He's dangerous and vicious" the others would say
I'd say "No! You're wrong, he isn't that way!"

You allowed me to walk you, and friends we became
They called you wild, but I gave you a name.

They wanted you gone, so no threat you would be
I smuggled you out and brought you home with me.

I loved you with all my heart and I know you loved me too.
I just wish there would have been more that I could do.

Sometimes I feel like I failed you,
but I tried everything I knew.

There were things in your past we couldn't understand,
but I wouldn't let you die by a strange or violent hand.

I hope you felt the love that I had for you,
I hope you know how hard it was for me to do.

The decision I made was a difficult one,
but I knew you were at peace once it was done.

Be free of fear now, Fritzie my dear
You're still in my heart, so you'll always be near.

I'll always love you, Sweet Fritzers.


At Rainbow Bridge

February 20th 2006 3:49 pm
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My sweet Fritzie...I cannot help but think I failed you. No matter how much I loved you, I could not help you break free of that which gripped your mind, causing fear and aggression. I know you did not mean to hurt me, but you were unable to control your aggression. I can only hope that you know how much you are loved and that despite the attacks, you will be deeply missed.

I knew you were high risk when I brought you home, but I had hoped I could help you. It breaks my heart to know I couldn't. I hope you are running free at Rainbow Bridge - free of fear and longing. I know Mighty and Bubba will welcome you with open paws and will love you as much as I do. I will always love you!

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