Gever was a Corgi-Golden Retriever mix that was the prime motivation for most of the responsible life decisions I’ve made in my life up until his unfortunate demise on October 3, 2016. Gever was a very healthy influence on my life, and I can say without any shame I liked him better than any person I ever knew.
As his third owner, I made a promise to him I would never abandon him, no matter how difficult it became to keep him. Gever would develop a liver shunt and bum gall bladder requiring a great deal of extra care, and I had to make a move back out of Tel Aviv.
I decided on Austin, since I figured it would be softest landing for both of us, and I’d be able to afford a home with a yard and a dog door. Gever was a much happier dog here, I think in part because his little yard was nicer than most Tel Aviv dog parks.