Pet-Peeves: Mom and Dad paying attention to other dogs. Not being able to visit the neighbors for treats.
Favorite Toy: Squeaker toys--there isn't one that I can't rip apart in seconds flat.
Favorite Food: People food...there isn't a favorite, I love it all!
Favorite Walk: Along the trails of Dark Hollow park in Oakmont.
Best Tricks: Training Mom.
Arrival Story: Checkers joined our family from a farm in Ohio. He was the last of the puppies to be claimed--they called him Ugly Dog. There are no ugly dogs, just dogs who haven't found the right person to love them for their uniqueness.
Checks made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge on July 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm. He will always be remembered by his family and friends. He blessed us with 15 years of devotion and love and we, in return gave him the best life he could have had.
Rest in peace my baby. Checkers - July 4, 1994-July 27, 2009
Bio: Checkers was Dog of the Day on December 3, 2006. Mom and Dad are very proud of him.
Checkers made his journey to the Rainbow Bridge on July 27, 2009 after 15 years with us. This was not an easy decision for us to make but it was one of compassion for a little guy who lived his life giving us all the love he had and we in return gave him all of our love. He was a very special pup to both of us and he is missed daily. We will meet you on the Rainbow Bridge one day, Checkers.
I was at the Bridge running and playing with all of my friends, as usual. About 6:30, May 5th, my Terrier nose smelled something familiar, but I didn't know why.
I stopped playing and looked at the gate. There was a big-headed Beagle just coming through. I didn't recognize him, but he smelled like mom and dad!
He said his name was Buddy and he told me all about his life; how he had gotten the scar on his neck from a collar that was too tight, how his ear became mangled and how he had been abandoned and was living alone with a cat. A cat! And he liked the cat.
Then Buddy told me he had been adopted on Christmas Eve of 2010 by my mom and dad from the family that had rescued him. And his life became full. And he knew that he was loved. Buddy said while he was with mom and dad a cat had come to their new house and she was now part of our family. She made him feel at ease. And Buddy told me about Max coming to live with them, too. I knew Max. He had belonged to our friend's family.
I told him all about my life with mom and dad and how wonderful it was. I was glad that he had the opportunity to come into the lives of mom and dad and know love like I had known.
Buddy told me that mom and dad asked him to give their love to me and he brought a piece of their hearts with him.
Mom--dad--we are both thankful to you for our lives with you. We love you and miss you as much as you miss us. Until we greet Max and Kit, we'll trade stories with each other of our times with you.
Thank you my dear friends, for remembering on this special day, what would have been my 18th birthday. Mama is very touched that I was remembered by so many of you. Thank you, Buddie, Maggie, Peanut, Willow, Rebby, Mike, Josie, Zaidie, Flicka, Lucas, Maxi BBF, Zoe, Scarlett, Elise, Anya, Pippi and Cheeky, Sandy, Kiki, Abbie, Wishbone, Bailey, Buttercup and PDPC and George, my Aussie pal!
You, any many more like you are what make Dogster the best place on the web. I am most honored to be called your pal. As July 27th approaches, mama will remember you all.