When you meet a dog that looks so much like your own, it’s hard not to feel a “connection”. That was the case when I met Chase. This picture was taken 2½ years ago during Hops and Harley. His ears, his face, his size and his color … Chase was a slightly younger version of Harley, but with both eyes. His face was permanently etched in my memory.
Recently I learned that Chase was not doing well, so he was often in my thoughts; I simply could not get him off my mind. He was getting along in years and he had developed congestive heart failure. I worried about him and hoped for a miracle
On Monday, Chase embraced Christmas with all the joy one would expect of a puppy, happily playing with his new toys. It was a good day for this special little dog who found wonder in the simple things and lived his life to the fullest.
Sadly, the day after Christmas, little Chase passed away – breaking the hearts of everyone who knew and loved him.
I understand the indescribable loss of such a special little dog, and my heart goes out to Chase’s mom. I wish there was something I could do or say that would help ease the immense sadness she is feeling … but I know there’s nothing that will take away the pain. But I wanted to acknowledge Chase’s life and the mark he made not only on his mom’s heart, but on mine as well.
Dan and I offer our sincerest sympathies to Chase’s mom, and we hope her wonderful memories of him will carry her through the grief. Chase’s spirit will live on.
“He was my blessing straight from heaven all these years. Rest In Peace little one.” – Kelly (Chase’s mom)