Gilbert Lewis Muzatko 9/8/2006-11/1/2018
Gilbert Lewis Muzatko passed peacefully at 12 years old, in the arms of his mom and in the loving presence of his dad, on Thursday, November 1st, under the care and guidance of Wandermere Animal Hospital. Gilbert Lewis was a American Staffordshire Terrier or “Pit Bull” born in Spokane, WA., on September 8, 2006. He is survived by parents Keshia and Christoper Muzatko, Pug brother, Puggy, Cocker Spaniel sister, Brinn and many family, friends, neighbors and a special mailman named Steve. Gilbert entered his mom’s life at just 6 weeks old.
Gilbert grew to become the dog that legends are made of. Despite weighing in at a robust 72 lbs, his biggest muscle was always his heart. Gilbert was a lover. He was gentle and kind. He adored children, delivery men, baristas and never met a stranger. He loved long walks, shopping for treats, family hikes at Riverside State Park and was often found in the backyard basking in the sun with tongue out and his large toothy grin tilted up toward the sky.
Gilbert possessed a great zeal for life and loved unconditionally from the moment he entered this world. He will be greatly missed by many, but none more so than his mom. Through good and bad, she loved him with all her heart, and though the pain she feels without him is immense, it in no way would compare to having never had him in her life.
The Muzatko family would like to give thanks to Dr. Carrie McCorkle and the compassionate receptionists, veterinary assistants and technicians at Wandermere Animal Hospital for all their kindness and considerate care given to Gilbert in his final days.