Homer J Skillet
December 19, 2002 – March 31, 2010
Homer was my complete heart dog as he was my first dog. Homer and I seemed to have that bond that only happens every once in awhile between owners and their dogs. He seemed to be able to sense what I was feeling at any time. He was known as my “pacemaker” dog and would lay on me to not let me up if I wasn’t feeling well.
Homer was one of those puppies that was lucky he was cute because he really was a pain in the rear! He chewed anything and everything in sight, including window sills, furniture, moulding, etc. But he sure made up for all his bad behaviors with his devotion to us.
Homer came from a backyard breeder and had many health issues. He had severe allergies to the point that we had to have him tested and then give him allergy shots at home. He also had to eat specific food as he also had food allergies. His legs were very crooked and we opted not to have surgery done as the chance of the surgery helping was only about 20%.
We started to notice changes in Homer the last few years which really made us wonder what was going on inside of his body, mostly his head. He was starting to have thrashing episodes and what ever was closest got his wrath. Unfortunately, he did get Gerdie once so badly we had to take her to the ER vet for staples. Most of the time we could see it starting and could divert him away from anyone, but it was a 24×7 job to do so. At first it was about once a month and by March 2010 it was starting to happen daily, if not more. On March 31, 2010 we made the heart wrenching decision to let Homer go. My heart dog was gone and he took a piece of my heart with him!!!