You may remember a post from FDR that circulated around social media back in February of this year about this sweet little long-haired dachshund named, Fritzie. His 21st birthday was the reason for the article and as we can all attest to being blessed to have a pet reach their 21st is definitely reason for celebration! (not that all birthdays aren’t enough reason, but you get my meaning behind this).
Well, I just found out about half an hour ago from a tweet from Fritzie’s mother that this beautiful boy had passed on to Heaven! Sadness doesn’t begin to express how I feel. But I do realize that he is in a much better place, free of pain, old age and other inconveniences of life. However the sadness has to run its course for all those that Fritzie encountered and loved by social media and most importantly his humans that impacted his life so richly, in order for the healing to take shape.
There is no denying that Fritzie was well loved far and abroad by lots of people, some he never met but instantly became close to on twitter and other social media sites. He and his mother, Polly, shared the interactions with their followers. I mean after all a 21 year old dog’s paws might react a little more sensitive to the keyboard and little chubby paws were not designed to use smartphones, bol. But those that interacted with either knew the special bond they shared with each other and others alike (present party included).
As Fritzie’s title suggests in his cameo shot, he had a LOOOONG following on Twitter of lots of dachshunds and their people. My pup, Abbey being one of those that was honored by being in Fritzie’s #DogFather #doxieposse of furiends. So if you get the opportunity please reach out to Fritzie’s family and provide a condolence or two. Fritzie’s twitter account is @fritziethedoxie. Or if you would rather place a comment on this page I will make sure and pass it along to Polly in Fritzie’s memory.
I felt honored to be twitter buddies with Fritzie and his family. Fritzie will always be furever in my heart!
A special dachshund well remembered,
Jennifer, Abbey, Bailey Zoe & Sir Graystone