Friday, July 15, 2011
Chandler the Pug
Chandler died this week of old age - he was as lucky as Charlie was - living his whole life in the same home, coddled from the beginning to the end of his life. He was the symbol of dog friendly Halifax just like Charlie was - his Mom has been a leader in keeping Seaview Park open to offleash activities - participating in the constant cleanups that go on there - and maintaining the blog Seaview Park Woofs and Snorts so that regulars can stay up to date on what's going on at the park.
It doesn't make mourning any less painful when you know your dog has lived a good long life, in some ways it makes it hurt more because you've had them in your life for so much longer - but I think in some ways it should give some comfort to know that you always did the right thing by them. Right up the very end.
Chandler was definitely one dog in a million - you had to know him to love him, and all who knew him definitely did love him - with all his snorting quirks.
Luckily he leaves behind a sister Suzie to fill Sandra's house. I haven't met Suzie yet, but I'm sure that she's just as much a fire cracker as Chandler was. If there's a heaven for dogs - Chandler is being saucy to Charlie and Daisy right at this very moment. There's no doubt about it.