We all know a person who is just really good at something, right? But how about a dog? For Finnegan, the most talented part of him, the thing that he was most known for, was his nose.
Finnegan was a shiny, blue-black pup who was rescued as a stray, and estimated to have been born around 2007. His nose was so good, that he was known for sniffing out lost cats, and could even tell ya if you still had a crumb in your pocket from last week.
Unfortunately, last year, at the age of 13, he lost the use of both of his rear legs – but that surely never stopped him or his nose! He went from being uncertain about a wheelchair, to running down the streets of NYC never stopping for some chin scratches or belly rubs nonetheless, whenever he could.
Finnegan and his nose had a great life! At 14, he crossed the rainbow bridge but certainly had a life well…VERY well lived, that’s for dang sure!
Early on in his life, poor little Finnegan, as a newly resuced puppy, came down with Parvovirus – a viral infection that pups can get and spread to one another through their feces. He eventually recovered from this disease and went on to live a full healthy and very helpful for all who came across him, life!
Finnegan lived on the upper side of Western Manhattan running and quickly twirling through different parks, and frequently swiping other dogs’ chew toys and balls; however, he almost never gave them back – I mean come on, do ya blame the adorable little dude? He just wanted to play!
Finnegan, the dark and mysterious mixed-breed dog not only helped people and other pups in real life, but he also was featured in many different books, ads, and so much more. In fact, he led many discussions through his features in canine book favorites on topics, such as the following: dog cognition and perception.
The master of all noses, and one of the cutest rollin’ pups out there, sadly passed away, crossing the rainbow bridge, on January 21, 2022; he was just 14 and a half years old – that’s 101 and a half years old in human years – way to go, Finnegan! Way to go!
If you’re interested, the article posted in the tweet above, is a great piece illustrating why dogs deserve obituaries too! Justice for Finnegan (and all other fallen pups out there too)!
Do you know a dog that is just as spectacular as Finnegan? What talents does your pup have? Let’s chat down below! Woof-Woof!