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Bosley - Another Coincidence

Updated on June 21, 2012

Bosley - Another Coincidence

Bosley, oh my dear Bosley, how words cannot express how much he has positively affected my life. I think dogs are just like people, in that, no two dogs are the same. They all have their own personalities, with different responses to everyday life. Plus, their experiences are individualistic, just like peoples.

In a previous hub, I wrote about how Sam’s place in my life seems like a coincidence because she may have dementia and I have a short-term memory problem. Now, what does this have to do with Bosley, you ask? Well, Bosley’s place seems coincidental too, because he is epileptic, just as I. As far as I know, the family has only witnessed Bosley having two episodes. So we don’t know if he’s had others.

Of Bosley’s two episodes, the second, I saw alone. It was two summers ago, around 1 a.m., and Bosley started acting strangely. So, I thought, maybe he had to puke, but when I took him outside, he didn’t. Instead, he started eating grass, like a motorized lawn mower. It was weird. So maybe some water would calm him down? I had no idea, because seizures never dawned on me. Words cannot express how scared I was, because my parents weren’t home, and I hadn’t a clue what to do.

At the time, because Bosley would not always inform the family of when he had to do his business, at night, he was sleeping in a dog crate. Unsure of what to do, I called my folks and my mom said to put him in the crate. When I woke in the morning, he was fine. But, I was still scared because it was so abnormal and random. Plus, would he have more? I was also confused, because although he was spastic, he wasn’t incoherent. Instead, he was in a focused daze.

Thanks to seizure meds, my last seizure was over ten years ago and so I rarely thought about them until Bosley had his. Having never met someone else with similar ailments, I think it’s another reason why I’m intrigued that of all the health issues my dogs could have; they both deal with something I do. I’m not a spiritual person, but I do think things happen for a reason and in the case of Bosley and Sam; it’s as if seeing them through their ailments is a way of connecting with two creatures that I love. Without a doubt, I would love them with or without ailments, but it has created a different kind of connection and understanding we share.

Bosley - Attentive on the Porch


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    • Woodchuck47 profile image

      Woodchuck47 5 years ago from Yulan, New York

      Thank you. What kind of animals have you had? It’s true, because on my part, Bosley wasn't planned. As for Sam, before she joined the family, we found what we thought was a stray, but the dog had run away. And so, then we went to the pound and I chose her. It all just seems coincidental. If that makes sense.

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      brackenb 5 years ago

      I have to agree that although I love all my animals I have had "special" connections with some of them - usually ones who have come into my life unplanned. I hope you Bosley and Sam have many happy times together.