I write this with a heavy heart. Many of you have seen and commented on my photos of our Silky Terrier Chip. About six weeks ago he got sick on Friday night. He couldn't poop and was bleeding from his penis. Larry and I talked and made the very hard decision to have him put to sleep. With Larry out of work and me on Disability, there was no way we could handle a Vet bill. We could tell it was serious. We had him put to sleep on that Sunday. I really miss him. He doesn't hurt anymore thank heavens. These were the last photos taken of him. He was modeling his new 2009 wardrobe. Our Friend in MI made these for him. Chip was 15 years old but full of energy. Everyone loved him when they met him.
We almost lost him about ten years ago. A German Shepard and a Chow pulled him out of our back yard. Each one took an end and started to go for the kill. Some how he managed to get away when Larry called looking for him. They had opened his throat up from chin to chest. He also had two large punctures in his right hip. He made a complete recovery.
Chipper was one of a kind. Each year he got a new wardrobe from our dear friend in MI.
He loved to go bye. He would sit on Larry's lap and stick everything except one foot out the window. He tried his so very hard to get out and sit on the side mirror. Larry really had to hang on to his collar. He was fearless. At the time we had a Mazda MPV Our son works for a sign shop. We had him make a vinyl sign to fit under the MPV. It said My Puppy's Van. We go so many comments about that. There wasn't any dog he didn't think he could take. He loved going to Menard's they gave him teats when we went into the lumber yard. The back was another favorite spot. Our CVS spoiled him so much that they would send treats home with us if we didn't go through the drive-thru and went inside.
Chipper had what we called his Horde. He haled more stuff under our bed it was scary. Every new toy went there right away. It might show up two sometimes three weeks later. He loved stuffed animals. He never destroyed them. When Larry came home from work, Chipper would go to his toy basket and chose just the right stuffed animal to me him with when he came through the door.
Shadow our rescued toy Poodle and Chip would take turns watching out the glass doors in the front of our house. They were quite the team. Chip cleaned Shadow's eyes and ears everyday.
He was my little buddy. He knew if I was hurt and would come and try to help. He also tried to help when I would cry. He is sorely missed but I believe there is a heaven for or beloved pets. I will be with him and our other pets one day.
Please feel free to check out his other photos.
Thank you for helping me remember Chipper.