My Friend, Kermit
It’s wonderful being a service dog. I love working. I want to work forever, but I know I don’t have forever.
I have lots of working dog friends in the National Institute of Canine Service and Training (NICST), formerly known as Dogs for Diabetics.
I’m proud to be a diabetic alert dog for them, serving Christy. NICST gave me a second chance at serving after being career-changed from Guide Dogs for the Blind.
It’s through them I met Kermit. Kermit was Dr. Steve Wolf’s diabetic alert dog for ten years.
Kermit loved to play tug. He loved snuggling in the car loaded with dogs and people heading to events together with our handlers.
Kermit is the first diabetic alert dog Christy met and she was highly impressed. Because Kermit worked for a doctor, he had the opportunity to help more than just his handler. Thousands of people were touched by his life.
Kermit served Dr. Steve up to the last minute of Kermit’s life here on earth, alerting just before he passed.
I don’t understand what passing means, I just know I won’t get to play with Kermit again until I see him in Heaven. I had to comfort Christy when she cried at the news.
I only have a short time on this earth, and I want to make the best of it by enjoying every slurp, snuggle and alert I give Christy.
Kermit, you are greatly missed.
Made me tear up, Aiden. Oh, how we humans love our dogs. And you’re an especially good one. Stat watchful with Christy. We love her, too.
I echo Francine’s comments. This one was a tear jerker. Aiden, I have no doubt that you will always have a very loving eye on Christy.