|R.I.P. December 31, 2011|
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Chloe ... The Passing of a Friend
Chloe came into our lives shortly after Adam's accident. She never left our side, often sat in Adam's lap as we took them for walks along the ocean. Chloe was never the healthiest but always feisty. She was loyal, an attribute that I could ascribe to only a few people. She loved to explore outside, to wrestle with Ollie and staunchly protect her stash of food. She loved to be with us and made the trip to Montreal for ABR training. No one was ever more excited to see you than Chloe...enthusiasm always abounded even on the last morning.
Chloe has a collapsed trachea, common to small breeds. Every morning we woke to her "honking"; clearing the throat and lungs; every morning except this one...the first day of a new year.
We did not lose a dog, we did not lose a pet....we lost a friend. If there is a tragedy, it is that I could not feel the same level of anguish about most people I know because they know so little about unconditional love, about loyalty, and about "being there". Yes, I lost my friend, plain and simple.