Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Saying goodbye to a friend

Our little Boston Terrier, Chewy is no longer with us.  For the last couple of weeks we noticed a subtle change in his behavior, so we were keeping a close eye on him.  While we were in Ojai, my daughter took him to the vet because he seemed to be in pain.  We thought it was a possible ear infection.  
After we got home it became obvious that he was suffering from something that wasn't going to be easily fixed with pain medication or antibiotics.  Even though his blood tests came back normal, he deteriorated quickly.  Within a very short time, we were faced with the decision that pet owners never want to make.  The vet thinks he probably had a brain tumor. 
Those last few days with him were heart breaking, and we are all completely wrung out from crying and worry.  For a little dog, he had a big personality and was just so funny to have around.  His absence has already created a hole in our family and in my heart.
I miss you my little circus dog.  Wherever you are now I hope there is a pool, lots of chew toys, and plenty of room to jump.

A few of the nicknames we had for Chewy,

Chewy Vuitton - french fashion designer
Chewronimo- Native American chief
Chewbaca- Star Wars character
Chewy chewy cocoa puffs- breakfast cereal
Chew Chew Rodriguez -Batting 4th and playing left field for the S.F. Giants
Fu Manchew -  mustache
Pikachew -Pokemon character


  1. I don´t know what to say, it is just soooo sad.

  2. I am so sorry you lost your friend. :(
    penny x

  3. I'm so sorry to hear this. The loss of a pet is devastating. Take care, I'll be thinking of you. xxx

  4. Lynne I'm so very sorry to hear this. It is obvious from the endearing pics he brought no end of love and happy moments into your family.....what a gift!

    I'm sad for you!

    Amanda xx

  5. My condolences to you. Such a sad time but a true reflection of how much you loved him. XXXX

  6. Its very hard to say goodbye. I feel your pain. I put my lab down in March. I still miss him. Hugs to you.

  7. So very sorry for your loss. They definitely steal our hearts and return our love with unconditional adoration. We are blessed to have them in our lives, even if it IS for a short time! No greater love and no greater pain when they leave us. Sending hugs.

  8. I am so sorry Lynne....our little furry "kids" are such a huge part of our lives and do leave a hole in our heart when they leave us. {hugs) xoxo

  9. Aw Lynne, I'm so sorry to read your sad news. Sending you love & hugs,
    Gilly xx

  10. Aww, no! I'm so sorry about this. It's so hard to lose a best friend like that. My heart hurts for you. Hugs.

  11. Awwww that's so sad. Looks like he was well loved

  12. I'm sorry Lynne. Difficult to lose a pet.

  13. Oh no. Lynne, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Safe journey, Chewy.


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