We told you about Frida, a lovely Labrador, a few years ago. Frida was a member of the Canine Unit of the Mexican Navy. Her position required her to work with soldiers to rescue individuals in the nick of time and save their lives, something she succeeded at.
Following the 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City, the heroic dog became an international celebrity after rescuing 12 lives. Frida went to Haiti when she was a year old to help with rescue efforts following the devastating disasters. Throughout her career, she was able to locate over 50 individuals, and her devotion to her nation earned the hearts of people all around the world.
In 2018, a statue of Frida Kahlo was constructed and dedicated in Puebla City. In 2019, 10-year-old Frida swapped in her protective clothing for a dog toy and a comfortable bed after dedicating her life to saving others. Frida is now thirteen years old and her health is worsening.
Altough Frida is not going to pass away right now, but Frida’s Navy family, on the other hand, is aware that it is approaching, and they are ready to say their final goodbyes.
“Frida is in stable health, although she does suffer from certain age-related diseases and is under constant medical supervision. “There is no chance that she will leave us now, but she is already a geriatric animal, and we need to provide her with the appropriate care,” said Lieutenant Miguel Angel Huerta Miranda, Frida’s veterinarian.
She no longer runs or leaps, like many other dogs her age. Frida has embraced a more leisurely and calm attitude to life, and with good reason.
“She is retired and no longer performs any operational duties; we simply provide her with special nourishment, medical treatment, and leisure.” Miranda informed Vallarta Daily that she no longer engages in any physical exercise.
Frid had golden hair but now it turned into white. She gets up at 9:00 a.m. to start her day. She begins by resting in the garden before entering the house for breakfast. She goes back to her kennel to relax after breakfast. One of Frida’s three veterinarians examines her many times during the day. Her heart, lungs, and joints are given extra attention.
“She exudes a lot of charm, and she brings us a lot of happiness, peace, and security.” “She is a complete icon, a dog who has left her stamp on the Mexican Navy’s history, and that is why we retain her, and we make every effort to keep her in excellent condition,” Miranda explained.
While Frida lives a more relaxed life these days, her courage is remembered across the world. In moments of distress, Frida’s waving tail and loud bark always brought hope.
“She has informed us without a single word that faith is an internal power that should never be lost,” stated Eduardo Redondo Aramburo, former Undersecretary of the Navy.