Monday, January 4, 2010
We got Chance when our vet, who also does some rescue, told me that she had a four month old puppy who might be perfect for our family. She encouraged me to take him home with me to see how he fit in and I said, "OK, I'll take a chance on him." He did fit with my husband and I and his name became Chance. That was about 15 years ago and I have to say that Chance was the best dog who's ever owned us!
We lost our female Lab mix earlier in 2009 and we are now dog-less. When we lost Coal, Chance, who was always more my dog anyway, became my "velcro" dog. Even now, I expect to see him guarding the bathroom door when I emerge from my shower or lying touching my feet while I watch tv. And I still take a huge step to make sure I don't step on him as I go to use the scanner or paper cutter in the studio. And what will my customers think if there's no stray black hair clinging to their packaged portrait?
I don't think we will get another dog although I have never been without a dog in my life for any length of time. It wouldn't be fair to another dog as I think I would constantly compare it to Chancey. No other dog could be possibly be so well-behaved and so loving. Plus, it just hurts too much to lose them.
Goodbye Chancey - you were loved very much!