Good-bye Chester – RIP – May 1/03-June 29/16

Chester had been with me since November 29 , 2003 when he was approximately 7 months of age.  The people who turned him into the rescue thought they got him in early June, 2003 and thought he was about 4-5 weeks old at the time – so the rescue decided that May 1st, 2003 would be his birthday.

He was always a happy boy – always excited about everything.  He loved his walks, he loved his food, he loved his toys and he loved life.  I thought I would have had more time with him after his stay at the emergency vet clinic here – but it was not to be.   Yesterday morning, he was back to not eating, having diarrhea and some new problems of stumbling when he walked and very dull looking eyes that rolled back into his head.  It was time.

When we got to the vet’s office, they had a room all set up for him, with a big pillow for him to lie on.  He went to the pillow and lay on it and didn’t move again.  He just waited and I think he knew.  He was very calm.

I miss him – this is the first time I have not had a dog in many, many years – but I know he is now free from pain and running free, with his tail wagging.

He will remember Dakota when he gets to the Rainbow Bridge and Dakota can introduce him to the others who went before her.  There was Melanie (terrier mix), Red (my first Irish Setter), Gayle (Cocker Spaniel), Kemo (Dalmatian), Trixie (Pom/Terrier mix) and Angie’s cats Cyrus and Sable  (who Chester would also remember), plus Minnie and April.


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Just some random pictures of Chester.  Cyrus managed to get into one of them.

Thank you to the doctors and staff at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center for the years of caring service for all of my pets and to the Pembina Veterinary Hospital and Emergency Clinic.

15 thoughts on “Good-bye Chester – RIP – May 1/03-June 29/16

  1. Again Mavis, I am so sorry. I got to know you through our mutual love of the Irish, and I know what a gaping void he has left. Run free sweet Chester, you were very well loved.

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  2. Oh I’m so sorry, I never met hm but through your lovely photos of him, I feel like I had come to know him a little. He was one of the lucky ones to have such a caring mum and lovely home, rest in peace dear Chester xxx

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  3. Having just moved to my new home and have waited ages to get the internet, I’m back on line. My condolences to you Mavis. Its always such a sad time when we loose our best friend. I have cried over Chester and felt I knew him well with all your blogs. We shall all miss him terribly. R.I.P. beautiful boy. I am consoled to know he’s gone over the rainbow bridge and is there meeting Spotty and others. He will still be near you as Spotty is with me. x x x x x xx

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