A Corgi from Japan left his mark on the world in a very unique and adorable way. His name is Gen, and he was clearly the most expressive dog in the world. Scrolling through his adorable Instagram page, you will instantly find hundreds of silly faces that will melt your heart.
Sadly, Gen suffered from a long list of health concerns and recently crossed the Rainbow Bridge. But his legacy will live on thanks to his enthusiastic expressions and lovable personality. Whether it’s running around, begging for food, or just staring at random objects, Gen made every event exciting. Just see for yourself!
When Gen’s family fell in love with his goofy, genuine expressions, they made him an Instagram page to share his sweet face with the world. Gen loved being around people as much as possible. Whether it was napping beside loved ones or going out to meet new friends, Gen was always excited. His mom described him as active, playful, and clever, as most Corgis are. But even the best lives can face lots of challenges.
“Gen was born with hereditary chronic renal failure. It cannot be cured,” Gen’s human said. “This disease causes Gen to experience polyuria (urinating more than usual), polydipsia (being thirsty all the time), anemia, malaise, and high blood pressure. To make things even worse, Gen was also born with other convulsive seizures prostatic hyperplasia.”
While these expensive needs would deter most dog parents, Gen’s folks did whatever it took to keep their beloved pup healthy. He was a frequent clinic patient his entire life. He also needed a special premium diet, which his parents bought for him without hesitation.
“A dog is family. Even if a puppy comes to you with many incurable diseases [they’ve had] since birth, it’s not a reason to let go of [them]. Yes, Gen will live a much shorter life than your average dog and yes, his treatment costs a huge amount of money, but we will continue to give him [the best treatment we can] and enormous amounts of love,” said Gen’s human.
Rest in Peace, Gen
Gen only lived to be 5 years old, but he lived the best life possible. He passed away on Valentine’s Day in 2021. While his family knew his life would be shorter than normal, his death was still heartbreaking. But they refuse to remember the sad parts of his life. To them, Gen was always fearless and free.
“He was always up for an adventure and could make us smile on the worst of days. His pure heart touched so many, from near and far. We would like to thank each of you for your love and support throughout the years. We are still so heartbroken but it is truly comforting to know that he is so loved. Please do not remember him with sadness, but with joy,” his family wrote on Instagram.
Gen’s family never gave up on him, and that’s what matters most. Dogs are family members, so they deserve to receive the ultimate love and care, no matter how hard it might be.
This sweet Corgi’s Instagram page has now reached over 200,000 followers. Even though he’s no longer around to post adorable content, his previous posts are still there to bring joy to everyone. So, let’s focus on Gen’s happy life and admire his memorable photos in his honor. After all, no dog can match his one-of-a-kind expressions.
Featured Image: @genthecorgi/Instagram