He also kept Naana fit as he always wanted to take a walk in the evenings. He was usually a bit fluffier and softer than Buddy because most evenings he would sit on Pa's lap while Pa brushed him. He went everywhere he could with Naana and Pa. He was a great traveler. When he couldn't go, he would stay with us where he would get to play with his brother and later Boo and Jack. (It took awhile to get used to them.) He was always a welcome part to our family.
His downfall was dark chocolate. One trip we took a few years ago, he got into our snack food, and ate a bunch of dark chocolate. He loved it, but it didn't love him. We immediately took him to a vet. They induced vomiting and saved his life but said he could suffer some consequences to this later in the form of pancreatitis. Just a few months ago, it came on rather suddenly, and Prince became very sick. He stayed overnight at the vet's receiving fluids and had blood work. The vet said he had acute pancreatitis. He survived that episode but seemed to go downhill. He continued to lose weight and muscle and his vitality. The vet said he was dying of liver failure, and just to take him home and love him. Naana said they could spoil him anymore than they already do. He made it through Christmas and continued to get love and be spoiled, but he passed away on their bed 2 nights ago.
They will really miss him and so will we. Here is what Naana wrote about him: