She was a year old when we got her, and a real mess too. She was in need of a good grooming, and a couple of good meals. She was a rescue from a cocker spaniel rescue organization.
Your talk of cocker rage as a form of epilepsy reminds me of an incident with her when she was about 6 or 7. She was sleeping when all of a sudden she woke up, couldn't get up at first, and when she did it was very shaky and jerky, then she wobbled halfway up the stair after me, while I was getting my mom's attention and was whining the whole time. After a few minutes she was perfectly fine and back to her usual self.
Mom said it might have been a seizure of some sort, though this was the only time it happened. She was a pure bred, CKC english cocker, with the papers to prove it. Yeah, I know its not anything like the highly distinguished AKC. In fact, she was most likely bred in a puppy mill. Other than all her mental issues, she was in great health. Our vet even remarked that she would have been a good candidate for breeding if she wasn't so darn mental and already altered (fixed).
Eventually though, she was her own undoing. She died from getting into a trash can, getting a bowel obstruction, and then having a reaction to the anesthesia and dieing during the operation to remove said obstruction. That was at the end of summer last year. Can't say it was a tragic and painful loss for me, though I did cry a little over her passing. I felt it was more a relief as we no longer had to worry if and when she would bite someone seriously enough to be of concern.
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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