Likes: Herding the cat; playing soccer w/ his deflated soccer ball, riding in the car because it means so much quality time with his people.
Pet-Peeves: Being left alone or being ignored when he wants you to throw his kong for him. Squirrels!!
Favorite Toy: The cat, any Kong that's nearby or really anything he can get his mouth on.
Favorite Food: Hotdogs or anything else that we drop on the floor and don't get to fast enough.
Favorite Walk: Around the block or anywhere new
Best Tricks: Making everyone fall in love w/ him.
Arrival Story: Grendel came to us in Louisiana from his breeder in North Carolina. He had to fly all by himself and missed his connecting flight in Atlanta due to bad weather. He was a brave boy though and finally made it to New Orleans to be with his new family.
Bio: Unfortunately Grendel suffers from EPI (malabsorbtion) which means that his pancreas doesn't produce enzymes. At every meal I have to add powdered enzymes, which aren't cheap, to his food in order for him to be able digest it. This works just great though and he now weighs about 90lbs and has a thick and shiny coat. EPI mainly affects GSDs and can be deadly if not diagnosed. They essentially starve to death even though they eat every meal. This is a hereditary disease so make sure you ask about it if you're looking to buy a GSD from a breeder.
Grendel left us on Feb 16. He became suddenly ill and by the time the LSU emergency vets were able to open him up it was too late. He developed a freak twist in his small intestine which resulted in the rapid cell death of the entire small intestine and most of his colon. He had a short life but he was loved every second of it. He was never a healthy dog due to numerous genetic defects but he was always a happy dog. I have to wonder if some of his other health issues led to this final illness. He is missed everyday.