Monday, January 19, 2009

We miss Chatty already...

As many of you already know, today we made the heart wrenching decision to put Chatiemac to rest. Over the last two years his health has really declined and it had just gotten to the point that he was truly in pain each and every day. The process was quite peaceful and we chose to do it at the vet that treated Chatty the longest - Dr. Cheever in Guilderland. We truly believe she loved Chat almost as much as us. She did say that she is amazed he live this long (just over 15 years) - and that it was probably due to our amazing love for him.
Even though in our hearts we know we did the right thing, it's still so painful to think that our little furry guy isn't going to be around the house anymore. We're going to miss so many of his tricks... from snatching any food left at his nose-level to chasing squirrels and bunnies in his sleep.
In Chatty's memory, I'm going to post some pictures of the old guy.

He took Jack's (and every kid before him) torturing so well. From ear tugging to tail pulling, he just took it all in stride. Now his spirit has moved on and I believe he is up in Heaven with all his doggie friends from the past - running, chasing, rolling in the snow... having a great time like he used to.
Now it's time to wag the dog - too bad this one doesn't have sound. Do you think there's a baby in Heaven doing this to him right now :)

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