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My Chase Girl

February 26th, 2005, 10:37 AM
I wrote this yesterday to post on another list that I belong to. I can't find the words to write this any better or any different. This dog was my heart and she will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her.

I sit here, with tears in my eyes, trying to find the words to tell everyone who never met her, why Chase was so special. Please bear with me if this is a little long and rambling.

We found her in a run at Animal Control. This sweet dog that sat quietly at the front of the run, not barking or making a big fuss, just waiting to be noticed. She had recently had a litter of pups, her teats hung to the floor. She looked so sad and so lost. We inquired at the front desk, but there was a name of someone who was interested in her if she wasn't picked up by her owners. On a whim, I added my name, just in case.

She moved in knowing everything. Basic commands - knew them all. Put your head down - every time I asked. Housebroken - I can count the accident of almost eight years on one hand. And love. God, did this dog know how to love.

My son was born 8 months after Chase found us. As a toddler, he once stood on her head to put his sippy cup on the dining room table. She was so careful to be absolutely still - except for her eyes. Those beautiful tan eyebrows went up to see what he was doing. Of course, I corrected my son, but Chase wasn't bothered in the least by the whole thing. As Quinten grew older, he tried to ride her like a pony. She simply sat down. No fuss, no muss, just a neat sit. As he continued to grow, it was not uncommon to find Chase sleeping nearby.

Chase was the dog that all of the little kids in the neighborhood got to meet first. I remember the woman across the street bringing her 18 month old daughter over. She wanted her daughter to meet the big dog that behaved so well so that her daughter wouldn't be afraid of dogs. My next door neighbor's neice was out playing in the front yard last summer and came up and knocked on my front door. She wanted to know if Chase could come out and play.

Chase loved car rides and parades. Especially the parades where little kids had cotton candy. She loved those sticky, chubby little fingers.

Chase limped for the first time on the 4th of February. I caught my breath and told my husband that she could not get cancer now. I needed her to be here for me while he was gone. He gave me a hug and told me not to worry. He told me she was an old girl and it was cold outside. Sure enough, by the end of the day she was back to her old self, playing with Missy and jumping up on Quinten's bed at bedtime.

This morning she was unable to put any weight at all on her right leg. The ball joint in her shoulder had calcified and was collapsing in on itself. Medication is available that would have "taken the edge off". She was too loyal a friend to suffer another day. She went to the bridge surrounded by family, knowing that she was loved. And oh, how she was loved.

Lucky Rescue
February 26th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Chase sounds like she was just the sweetest girl in the world, and so grateful too. I'm very sorry.

R.I.P. Chase.:(

February 26th, 2005, 12:50 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss... I lost my Rottie girl Minnie to the same thing in September. They inspire so much love :love:


February 26th, 2005, 02:01 PM
LavendeRott, :sorry: I know exacly what you are going through and everytime I come to this board tears again come streaming from my eyes. I know this is no consilation however we know that she was not in horrific pain before she entered onto the Bridge. My Romeo went there just 8 days ago and is running around somewhere so perhaps he will meet Chase and play together until we can see them once again. Talk with you soon Cal....

February 26th, 2005, 04:03 PM
LR,I was thinking of you just the other day.....Chase must have been an angel on earth,she sounds absolutely wonderful :love:
There is not much one can say,only I am sorry for your family,I feel for you with all my heart :love:

February 26th, 2005, 05:02 PM
Oh my, I had to wipe the tears after I read that post LavR. She sounds so very special and I am so very sorry for your loss! :grouphug:

February 26th, 2005, 05:25 PM
I am so so sorry for you lost. I am sure no words could possibly make you feel any better. She sound like a wonderful dog who was full of love. :grouphug:

March 21st, 2005, 01:24 PM
I don't come here often because of the pain I feel but I read that you lost your chase. From what it sounds is that you didn't lose a dog you lost a son, a friend, and a brother to your skin son. You described your dog in the best way and thank you for letting me meet him even after going to the rainbow bridge. He sounds like he was real special and I don't doubt that for one minute. Take solace in know that this dog had a great life more so then alot of other dogs. Take confort in knowing that he knows how much you loved him. You both were lucky to be eachothers friend.


March 21st, 2005, 02:52 PM
:sad: I can't believe I missed this post! Sandi, I am so sorry for you loss! I can't even put into words how sorry I am.

Godspeed Chase!

March 23rd, 2005, 04:06 AM
I am so sorry for your loss LR, god speed Chase, you were a sweetheart LR to take in this wonderful dog and give her a home and unconditional love for her last years and she was thankful for that I'm sure :angel:

March 23rd, 2005, 10:03 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss, Chase sounds like a true friend, and I am sure he is now watching over his family forever. :angel:

March 23rd, 2005, 11:09 AM
I am so deeply sorry for your loss :grouphug:

March 23rd, 2005, 03:19 PM
LavenderRott im so sorry for your loss :sorry:

March 23rd, 2005, 03:29 PM
Thanks everyone. I miss her every day.

March 25th, 2005, 10:52 AM
Oh Sandi what a beautiful story about the love for your girl Chase. I just found this thread now, have been away. I am so truly sorry for your loss. The tears are streaming, I feel your sadness as if it were my own. My Hercules is just 2 and I already dread the time when we will have to part; don't know how I will go on. I'm sure no words could lessen your grief, but I hope you can find some consolation knowing that your girl could not have been loved more and she had a wonderful happy life with you.

March 25th, 2005, 11:08 AM
So sorry for your loss LavR, RIP chase girl :sad:

March 25th, 2005, 01:19 PM
omg i am so sorry for your loss. She sounds just like my spik. We had to put her down two days ago.I think sometimes it is harder to lose a pet then to lose a person. I wish the best to you and your family. Sorry if i have spelled anyting wrong i ave been trying to type this thru nothing but tears.

~ Ashley :sorry: