Fly with the angels, Chase

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)

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  1. Rest forever softly in the stars, precious CHASE..
    Run with sweet HARLEY..
    little NANDO..
    and all the beloved dogs we love so ..

    You are a treasure..
    You are so loved..
    and missed..
    You will always be as close to your dear *mom* Kelly as her breathing

    Holding you in my heart ♥♥

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  2. Oh my goodness, such an adorable little pup! I love how he embraced his heritage in the pictures! I am so so sorry. Just getting to see him here melts my heart. All pups are special but some are just that extra special something to one person or to many. Please take care. 🌹🌿

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  3. Run free little man, as a puppy and with your Heavenly family now. And watch over those that are still fighting for all abused and neglected creatures.

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  4. Kelly, Chase was a tremendous loss, I’m so very sorry. He looked so very Sweet. He looked much like Harley, only with two eyes. The love & life you gave him was a gift. Thank you for loving Chase. Not Every dog has a loving owner such as yourself. That’s what every dog deserves, a good life. You gave Chase that good life. 😥🌈

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  5. What a lovely little dog. So cute I am so sorry. It breaks my heart to see so many go to the Rainbow Bridge and it seems this year I’ve noticed how many even more. I know that he and Harley are now exploring the loveliness of the Rainbow Bridge together. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. wonderful that chase had a great christmas before he made his way to the bridge – one final day with his family

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  7. Chase , Harley and Freddy are soaking up the sunshine in heaven. My little Princess (a yorkie, pom, chi mix) died in my arms 3/17/17. She was being treated for heart failure and kidney failure for about 9 months. Even though its hard to comprehend now, “its better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all”. At least we gave these babies happiness for however short of time it was.

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  8. Fly high fly free. Run and Chase the butterflies with all your little buds on the other end of the Rainbow Bridge. You will never be forgotten Chase.

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  9. So very sorry for your loss of Chase…..he was beautiful. He is an Angel now and has no pain and is perfect. Prayers of Peace for your loss. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  10. Godspeed, sweet Chase. I’d liked to think that you and Harley are spending time together and telling stories of your lives with the people who love you.

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  11. Kelly- Unfortunately Rudi is correct. There are no words to heal the pain, but know it was Chases’ time to romp pain free and will be waiting at the Rainbow Bridge🌈. Your pain will subside one day & you will smile remembering all the wonderful memories you have of Chase. 🐾🐾💕

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  12. So sorry to hear of little Chase’s passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to his mom and family. Chase was a real treasure, I know he is with Harley running and jumping all over the place free of pain!

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  13. He reminds me of my MinPin who disappeared two months ago. He was twelve years old and this Christmas Day was really hard for me. I’m so sorry your precious boy is gone, bit I’m happy you were able to have that one last special Christmas with him!🐾🐾🙏🏻🐾🐾

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  14. What a blessing Chase must have been. I hope his Mom and Dad know that HE knew how well-loved he was, and now….Harley is for sure showing him the ropes up there and across the Rainbow Bridge. Nothing can assuage the grief, but the memories of their time with us, and the years they had US….are such sweet memories that our lives would never have been the same without them. Chase’s Mom and Dad…..I am so sorry for your loss. You WILL meet again. Sometimes the fingerprint of God…is a pawprint.

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  15. What a blessing Chase must have been. I hope his Mom and Dad know that HE knew how well-loved he was, and now….Harley is for sure showing him the ropes up there and across the Rainbow Bridge. Nothing can assuage the grief, but the memories of their time with us, and the years they had US….are such sweet memories that our lives would never have been the same without them. Chase’s Mom and Dad…..I am so sorry for your loss. You WILL meet again. Just know that…sometimes the fingerprint of God…is a pawprint.

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  16. I just now read about your sweet boy Chase through Harley’s site. It’s just before 9am on the first day of 2018 and im crying. I have had to let go or lose babies too. They are our children. I’m a grown man and yet I’m crying as I type this. My throat is knotted up.
    We love. Love. LOVE!!!!!!! Our babies. We can all learn from these sweet babies journeys in life and help the other ones whose stories have yet to be told. Let us all say a special prayer for them all and ask ourselves what we can do to end this torment.
    Love you, Chase and Harley. I will be happy to make your acquaintances one day. Until then I love you both.
    LET’S all make 2018 one for the books in our fight for all their freedom so no more suffering ever EVER happens again.
    Tim Boswell

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