Oslo was born to a litter of 3. It was him and 2 sisters. Long ago I exchanged a few emails with the owners of one of his sisters– they live on Vancouver Island and they named Oslo’s sister ‘Molly’. Molly was/is just the spitting image of Oslo and it was very cool exchange a couple emails with them. Then– a few weeks ago I got a comment here on this very blog from Molly’s owner! It had been years since we last talked. I was very excited to see her comment and to find out that word of Oslo had somehow managed to reach them (the internet is indeed a very small world) & that they were sending Oslo their very best.
Yesterday, however, I got an EMAIL from Molly’s owners informing me of some very sad news… Sweet Molly has herniated (like Oslo did) and is undergoing the same spinal surgery that her brother had. Amazingly, it is being done at the very same clinic and by the very same doctor who operated on Oslo. I am comforted by this because it means that Molly is truly in the very best and most capable hands… But I am so saddened to hear this news and my heart breaks that yet ANOTHER Frenchie is having to go through what our boy when through. Especially Oslo’s very own flesh & blood– his beautiful sister!
If you would like follow Molly’s story and/or offer Molly’s parents some words of encouragement & support, please check out Molly’s Chipin.com Page.
Please. If you are a dog owner (PARTICULARLY a French Bulldog owner!) please, please, please PLEASE get your dog insured. I can’t even tell you how important this is. It could literally be the difference between life & death in an unforeseen situation down the road. Spinal Issues are not the only incredibly expensive health problems that can arise. There’s cancer, reoccurring infections, skin troubles, vision troubles… and god forbid your dog ever gets hit by a car or in a bad fight! Please. If there is anything at all that you can take away from Oslo’s experience (and now sweet Molly’s) it’s that Health Insurance for your pet is imperative & the peace of mind that it brings is invaluable.