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Goodbye to Our Best Friend

Earlier this week we said goodbye to our yellow labrador retriever, Sousa (working name). His official name was “Friese’s Finest Fellow” and he lived up to that expectation every day. He was an outstanding companion, search and rescue dog, and a loyal member of our family. He will be missed in ways more profound than I can express with words.

Read more about Sousa’s K9 Search and Rescue Training.

My friend M.H. shared this quote with me, “My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.”

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.