Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Goodbye Old Friend...

Today was awful... Chance had to be put to sleep... my dog... The dog who was there for me through everything... The dog who almost had me disowned.

12 years ago I purchased a beautiful miniature dachshund who was red dapple in color. I was 18 and I spent an exorbitant amount of money purchasing this dog. My mother when she heard the news threatened to disown me. He also convinced my mom not to disown me by running around the house with a newspaper over his head, running into a table and yelping like the puppy that he was. He eventually moved into my apartment with me and managed to scare off any number of bad boyfriends by doing various things such as eating a wallet, their shoes, peeing on them, coming between us when the guy went to kiss me. He loved my husband and didn't do any of those things to him. Chance had managed to survive back problems that caused numbness, two attacks by Megan and a kidney ailment. Chance was my baby before I had a baby... He was there for me through infertility and beyond...

Losing someone you love always sucks... doing the right thing and ending their misery is never easy. Chance is in a better place where he never has to worry about Megan trying to eat him. He doesn't have to share his bed with Lola and he'll always be with me in spirit. He has no pain and he's able to eat to his heart content... and I'm sure he'll be waiting for me at the rainbow bridge when I meet my maker...

Goodbye Old Friend... I love you...


CHANCELLOR SEBASTIEN CHAMPION
June 3, 1996 - October 15, 2008

9 comments:

Plant Girl said...

Oh, Moe!

I'm so, so very sorry to hear about Chance. Please know that you are in my thoughts tonight and that I'm grieving for you.

Huge, huge ((hugs)) from Idaho.

Maribeth said...

Hi Sam,
I'm so sorry to hear about Chance. I know the4 pain you are feeling because Shubi was all that to me. Shubi and Chance also brought us together on the Internet as friends! How wonderful is that!
Hugs to you, dear friend, and know we are all sharing in your grief.

DD said...

This is sad news...poor little Chance. My thoughts are with you.

DinosaurD said...

Oh Sami... I'm so sorry.
DinoD

Rachel said...

I am so sorry. I hope that you and your other dogs are doing OK.

We had to put my Maggie Mutt down last week. It stinks losing a friend.

Amy said...

I'm so sorry, Sami :-(. {{HUGS}}

Kath said...

I'm so sorry, dear Sami. That is so sad. Thinking of you all.

body mind soul said...

im so sorry to hear that you have to endure something so sad as such. i had to put my beloved dog to sleep in 2004.

Fond Memories will never be lost and yours to keep forever. Btw, all dogs goes to heaven and Chance is in a happy place now.

Marz said...

I'm so sorry.
I know how hard it is. I had to put my Chewy to sleep over 3 years ago. he was 7.5 years old. It wasn't easy & I still think of him often. They truly are a part of our families.