October 1, 2005 – August 29, 2010
I lost a treasured friend today
The little dog that used to lay
His gentle head upon my knee
And share his silent thoughts with me.
He’ll come no longer to my call,
Retrieve no more his favorite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called him to His golden throne.
And though my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank Him for the happy years
He let him spend down here with me,
And for his love and loyalty.
Saying goodbye to a Faithful Friend is difficult. Chance was a loyal companion, a best friend and a giver of unconditional love. Chance was an amazing little man, he had the will and the strength to live, and he overcame and survived so many battles he endured during his short little life time. Sadly, on August 29, 2010, after a long, courageous battle with kidney disease, our friend and family member, Chance, passed away at home in the loving arms of his mom & dad.
For the 20 months while in our care, Chance stole our hearts and he stole the show. His never give up attitude and energy level brought smiles to all that knew him. From the very first day of meeting him, we left that interview showered with his love; we knew in our hearts that he had picked us to be his parents. And we would in return love him unconditionally, and protect him always.
Chance would play ball for hours at a time, only taking breaks to splash around in his pool or to mine for smooth stones. While playing ball, he always had to perform a show, with his leaping like a fish on a hook ball or his great surfing style as he slid across the grass. It was always a show! A show that made us smile from ear to ear every day, A show we never got old with, A show that we are going to miss so terribly so, A show that will forever be in our hearts & memories.
At bedtime he needed to sleep on 2 pillows as near to your head as he could be. He was mama and daddy’s pillow buddy.
Chance will be sadly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.
We thank Wishbone for allowing us to adopt Chance. And would also like to thank all of the many wonderful doctors who took such great care of him, from the beginning and through the end.
We also send our sympathy to Jeff and Karen, the foster parents that loved him as we did.
Brian and Stacy