November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011
Remembering Chipper

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and I hope you are having a safe and great week so far. It is another busy day for Dab the AIDS Bear and me.

Yesterday, I had to put down my 16 year old dog, Chipper. I adopted Chipper several years ago after his owner died from AIDS. Animal control was going to put him down at age 10 because he was deaf and blind so they considered him not adoptable. A lesbian friend of mine worked for animal control and gave me a call to let me know about Chipper.

So I immediately left work to go meet Chipper at animal control. He instantly curled up in my arms and I knew at once I was going to adopt him and take him home. While Chipper required a lot of care that other dogs would have not required I never regretted my decision. He gave me almost seven years of unconditional love for which I will always be grateful.

So in Chipper's memory, I would like to post a video about the Rainbow Bridge:

Because Chipper had cancer and was having regular seizures, I knew the time had come to say goodbye to my buddy and release him from the pain. But it is never easy saying goodbye to someone or something you love. I had tears streaming down my face as he took his last breath.

So remember if you love someone or something to let them know. You never know when you will not have another chance to do so.

Hope you have a great Thursday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab