In Memory of
our beloved GSPs
We were recently informed that our 2012 alumnus Fritz (formerly Bob) left his world on November 17, 2022. His mom Sheri sent us this touching tribute to Fritz:
"Fritz Cordell was rescued by the Southeast German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue and fostered by Kathy Glielmi who called him “Bob”. He was adopted by us on January 20, 2012, at the age of 3. We might have adopted him, but he rescued us with his antics, devotion, and pure love. He was always a very good boy. Within a day, he was caring for his adopted sister Hannah, another German Shorthaired Pointer and doted on her in her declining years through her seizures and other health issues until her death in 2014.
Fritz loved everyone and everything except the garage and rain! In his early life he must have been kept in a garage. He absolutely refused to enter the garage from the house if the garage doors were down. Hence his nickname, “Front Door Fritz”. He was deathly afraid of rope. Otherwise, he was fearless. He disliked rain but tolerated baths in the shower. He was devoted to his family including welcoming a frisky 8-week-old puppy in 2015 and nurtured and “trained” her for all these many years. He loved walks and relaxing in the sun although he didn’t really care for toys or balls, although he was offered many. He loved food. There was no food he didn’t love but he especially loved any treat with peanut butter, pretzels and popcorn (all in moderation). He was an ultimate “food hound”.
Fritz received his Canine Good Citizenship and Canines for Therapy Certification in 2012. He loved to go visit children and young adults and loved to meet them on the streets during walks. He would just stand and glow in the attention. One week when he was at the beach, we were doing an evening walk during COVID, and a young child ran out from a rental house calling “Spot”. His mother followed and explained the child had special needs and his school had been closed but they had a therapy dog with spots that he loved to see daily. Fritz loved the attention and visited the child every day that week. He was “Spot” for the week.
Fritz was in declining health for 15 months with IBS, arthritis and compression of his spine resulting eventually in no sensation to his rear legs.
Rest in Peace, dear Fritzie. You were a very good boy. We miss you so."
“When Tomorrow starts without me, do not think we’re apart. For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.” David M Romano