Today I am excited to introduce another Briggs! A fan recently wrote in and was excited to share her own lovable Briggs with us. I was more than happy to learn about this great therapy dog and some of the struggles he has faced.
As a typical puppy, Briggs kept his dog parents, Meredith and Steve, on their toes. From stealing socks to holes chewed in the bathroom wall, every part of his personality filled their hearts.
Briggs loves his daily walks and is a fearless explorer. A connoisseur of tennis balls, he has a special knack for discovering them on his walks.
A well-trained dog, Briggs is allowed to accompany his mom to work. Even better? He is a licensed therapy dog that brings joy to the nursing homes he visits several times a month. He gently paws at his friends until they agree to shake his paw and pet him. He maaaay be a little demanding of attention, but who doesn't want love after all?
He does have one soft spot outside of tennis balls, however. A very big soft spot. His monkey. Oh, his dear, dear monkey. A tattered, three-legged monkey accompanies him everywhere he goes. In the car, at work, at home, and to sleep with at night - Briggs keeps his monkey close.
Last year, Briggs became ill. Very ill. Sick as in "we don't know what is wrong with him" sick. Luckily, a dedicated team were able to discover that it was Addison's disease. Addison's disease is when the body doesn't produce enough cortisol to manage stress. Fortunately, this disease is managed with a daily prednisone shot and Briggs is back to his normal self.
Do you think your dog may have Addison's? There is support group for dogs HERE.
Would you like to see your dog featured here? Send an email to tricia (at) thestolendog.com.