I just loved your website. I just had to share our bitter sweet story.
Chuck, the sweetest and most adorable little dog you could ever see. He was a rare dog in all senses of the word. He was a mix between a Basset and a Golden Retriever. He had the looks of a Retriever but was the size of a Basset with Basset legs and paws; short and stalky. My fiancé rescued him from a local shelter when he was just a pup and he cam into my life when he was two years old.
Now I am not a dog lover, but he captured my heart with his beautiful sad little eyes. Always happy to play as well as cuddle. He thought he was a lap dog at a whopping 40 pounds! When he played he’d growl as if he was a giant man-eating dog. It was very funny. I would laugh myself silly playing with him. He would play fetch and tug-of-war for hours on end.
I have a 4-year-old little girl who just fell in love with him as well. Chuck was her teddy bear and insisted on sleeping with each other every night. The two of them would tear up my house and harass my cats so much it would drive me insane. But to hear my little girl giggle in the process, you never heard a little girl so happy! When they played together, he would drag my daughter across the floor by tugging on his rope she held on to. She’d just giggle to her little heart’s delight.
Chuck was our baby. I wish I had a photo to share but, unfortunately, I took advantage of the time we had with our baby. We live in the country and our Chuck ruled the world chasing rabbits in the fields and trying his best to please Daddy with his great hunting finds! You see, about a week ago, our Chuck was taken from us by a careless driver. One unusually warm February afternoon, we let Chuck out to play, and he never came home. A kind passerby found our baby on the highway we lived on. Someone had carelessly raced down the highway and didn’t even try to stop or slow down and took our puppy’s life.
Chuck was the ruler of all dogs. He loved everyone and tried to play all dogs and even cats! (The cats weren’t too keen on the idea.) We will miss you Chucky-boy! You will always be loved and never truly replaced.
For our Chuck, died Friday,
February 4, 2005, at the young age of 4