Farewell my friend, Chandler

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Farewell my friend, Chandler

Postby Chandler » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:44 pm

Farewell Chandler. We miss you so much.

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Chandler was a great friend. Not only did people love Chandler, but it seemed all dogs had a connection with him.
Once they met him, they thought that he belonged to them.

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Not once in his life did he ever get aggressive. He was just a sweet old soul. Never in a hurry. Just took life slow and easy. At times he loved to play. He use to run back and forth wanting you to try and catch him. However, sleep was probably his favorite hobby.

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The following photo was taken on Chandler's last day. Look how pretty he looks. That was one reason it was so hard to take the news about the tumors blocking his airwaves.

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Thank you for this avenue to show others how special my Chandler was. Just going through the stack of photos of his life brought back many happy memories. He'll be missed.

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Postby Sharons Chows » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:55 pm

Chandler sure looked and seemed to be a wonderful Chowboy.
How lucky you were to be able share life with him and he with you.

Sharon

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Postby Auddymay » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:36 pm

Chandler, you were a big, beautiful teddychow your whole life, and I am sorry I never knew you in life.

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Postby Boggled » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:05 am

Rest in peace handsome boy - We'll say prayers for you.

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Postby chris » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:35 am

He is an absolute Gent. So handsome and loveable. Im very sorry for your loss.
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Postby chucky » Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:52 am

I am sorry for your loss, Chandler was a beautiful boy.
I know what your going through, I lost my boy of 9 years on 10/19/06 also due to a tumor, I still think about him every day.

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Postby chowfrnd88 » Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:18 pm

He was absolutely gorgeous. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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Postby jasmine » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:44 pm

Chandler is a beauty. I have looked at his photos a couple of times today - just taken with something about him - he looks so special and I am sooo sorry for your loss.

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Postby ciaobella » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:50 pm

So much love and kindness in your beautiful boy's eyes... he must have had a wonderful life with you. So very sorry for your loss.
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Postby Princess » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:51 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss, :cry: , He is beautiful in heaven now

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Postby Princess » Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:59 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss, :cry: , He is beautiful in heaven now

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Postby Chandler » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:46 am

I want to thank all of you for your kind words. It has almost been a month now since I had to say good-bye to Chandler. As many of you know, the heartache continues. I think about him everyday and miss him so very much. Your words and kindness help so much.

I hear people say that when a person passes on...they don't want to talk about the person who has passed on because it will make the person grieving sad. I would have to disagree. I think people want to talk about their loved one.

I want to talk about Chandler. I want people to bring up his name. I want to share stories and my happy memories.
So, thank you all for allowing me to share.


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Postby Judy Fox » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:09 am

I agree about what you say about wanting to talk. It is lovely to be able to speak to people about your loved one.The old Hebrew proverb:

"Say not in grief he is no more,
but in thankfulness he was."

is I think and excellent bit of advice. :)
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Postby Chandler » Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:58 am

Judy...Thank you for your message. I know that this is a really hard time for you. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain you must be going through having to say good-bye to your mother.

I remember when we lost my grandmother, my mom's mother.
My mom said no matter how old you are when you lose your mom, it's makes you feel like an orphan.

My prayers are with you. I'm sorry that your mom is no longer here. But, I hope you will find comfort in knowing you will be with her again.

...Sandra

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Postby chowfrnd88 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:33 pm

Sandra, talk about Chandler as much as you like, we all LOVE hearing chow stories. I also agree with you and Judy taht it helps so much to talk about those loved ones who have gone. Big hugs to you.

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Postby LuLu33 » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:54 pm

This just brings me to tears. It's been 7 months since my Moses died and I too remember that ride, the look they have the last day and just somehow we all knew, the chowboy and me that it was time. I haven't brought myself to post a memorial for him but I do intend too. I am sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is. Chandler was a very handsome sweet boy.

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Postby grim1900 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:41 pm

Dont know what to say just want to add my condolences to you and your family.Chandler looks quite content in all your photo's.That reflects well on you.Hard to fool a chow.I hope your grief passes soon and I know the bulk of your memories will be happy ones.
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Postby ronnichow » Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:05 pm

sorry for your loss, he looks like he was a cool ole fella

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Postby Chandler » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:05 pm

Thank you again for all your kind replies. I lost Chandler December 14th. and still think about him every day.

My heart just seemed so empty without Chandler that I decided to go on a mission to look for an older chow that I could give a good home to. I wanted to give some unlucky soul the chance to be loved...in a way to honor Chandler's life.

And, look who I found. His name is Seymour. They said he is 12 or 13 years old. He has lived in the shelter his entire life. The volunteer who helped me get him said he has lived his entire life in an "indoors 10x10 cage on a concrete floor" with up to 4 or 5 other dogs. He didn't know what a soft bed was...or green grass under foot.

We all know how chows love to be outside during the winter months! My heart immediately went out for Seymour...so I went and got him. And, what a prize I found in Seymour.

I don't think he knew his name. It was just a petfinder internet name I'm thinking. But, I'm keeping the name...and he's learning it.

I got him last Thursday...and he's doing great. He wags his tail all the time. I think he is very happy. He has a wonderful disposition...He acts a lot younger than his years...He plays with his new found toys...and is getting along with my other dogs.

Of course, he is use to hiking up his leg whenever he wants...so we're working on that when he's in the house...with a watchful eye on him at all times.
He sleeps in the house and loves his new bed!!

I brought him to work today....and he was wonderful.
After exploring for awhile, he laid down by my desk getting up only when I did to follow me into the other offices.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling. Here are the photos of Seymour that were on Petfinder. I will send "Seymour at his New Home" photos as soon as I get some good ones.

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Thanks again for all your kind words when I lost Chandler.
You'll never know just how much it all meant to me.

...Sandra
Chandler's Mom...and now Seymour's New Mom

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Postby Victory » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:13 pm

Sandra--congrats! He's a very handsome boy, he looks like a very sweet boy. He certainly doesn't look 12-13 I'd have guessed 6-7. May he have a lot of years with you.
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Postby kingalls » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:49 pm

What a wonderful thing you have done in honor Chandler and for giving Seymour a forever home!
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Postby Sharons Chows » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:39 pm

Sandra,

You are on VERY special lady to have taken Seymour and given him a wonderful home and love to brighten up his older days.
I am sure that Chandler is so proud of his Mom.

Sharon

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Postby jerryo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:41 pm

Way to Go, Sandra!!! =D= =D= =D=

Unless the shelter kept a good record, he may indeed be younger than they thought. The pound had Benny listed as a senior, but his vet said he was about 3-4.

Long life to you, Seymour! We know it will be a good one.

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Postby Boggled » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:50 am

That is the best story - I am so happy for Seymour and you. Can't wait to see more pics!
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Postby Auddymay » Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:46 am

How wonderful! Good to hear he has a good attitude despite everything. We await lots of new stories, along with old ones of Chandler, too.


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