Lexi was a very special puppy with
extraordinary abilities to make people happy. I met
Lexi for the first time after she came home from Canada,
where she was born by a wonderful breeder, at the airport
with my sister Lisa. As soon as saw her beautiful little
face I Just melted into love with her. I got to carry
her to the car from the plane to the car and got my
first leo licks. It didn't matter that there was obviously
some problems with her. She needed some assistance walking.
As she got a little older and a lot
bigger we took her to a neurologist who diagnosed her
with Dandy-Walker Syndrome and seizures that we were
able to keep under control with medication. We were
able o use some apparatus that helped her to walk. Otherwise
she was a normal beautiful puppy.
She had a very special relationship
with the other animals in the house. She also had a
very special relationship with my brother, who has fragile
X syndrome. It was like she sensed his disability, and
reacted to him in a gentle loving way. She loved her
uncle Roger who helped us move her around as she got
bigger. She loved her sister, Cody, who was much older
then her. The love she had for me was very special.
The love she had for her mother, one can not even put
In May she got very sick. But even at
the vets she radiated her specialness to vets, nurses,
their children, secretaries, ect. Everyone she came
into contact with she touched in a positive way.
We lost her in May, but she will always
be with us. No other can ever replace her love. I lost
my husband in 1999, but the loss of Lexi was the same.
We miss her and will never forget her.