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Sex: Female   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Chauncey

Chaunce, Chauncey-choo, Miss Priss, Old Lady

Quick Bio:

November 17th 1995

Eating, visiting Grandma Flo, sleeping

Not getting treats when I want, hyper animals jumping around me, Al sitting on me

Favorite Toy:
I'm not much into toys anymore, but I like my little bear

Favorite Food:
Popcorn!! Ice cream and cheese

Favorite Walk:
Down the block

Best Tricks:
I can sit, dance, and shake. But most of the time if you give me a command I just stick my nose up at you.

Arrival Story:
My doggy parents live across the street from Grandma Flo's, so when they had puppies my mom and dad picked me out! My original name was Cream-Puff, and now my full name is Chauncey Kindred (meaning "one of the family")

I'm getting old now and I don't like being too active. I like to go for short walks, and if I get tired I just sit down and don't move. Then you have to carry me. I don't like swimming or getting my feet wet. Sometimes I snort and grunt a lot, and I can snore louder than my dad. I like to sleep in the sun and watch people. When people come over I bark a lot, but I am never mean. When I get excited I shake a lot (Mom says it's Palsey!) My favorite thing to do is visit my Grandma Flo, because I've been her baby since my parents got me! I also like to go to the shack at sit outside in the sun. Good quote about how important dogs are and how good they are for humans: "For those who despair that their lives are without meaning and without purpose, for those who dwell in a loneliness so terrible that it has withered their hearts, for those who hate because they have no recognition of the destiny they share with all humanity, for those who would squander their lives in self-pity and in self-destruction because they have lost the saving wisdom with which they were born, for all these and many more, hope waits in the dreams of a dog, where the sacred nature of life may be clearly experienced without the all but blinding filter of human need, desire, greed, envy, and endless fear. And here, in dream woods and fields, along the shores of dream seas, with a profound awareness of the playful Presence abiding in all things, [there is One who has always loved you]." - Dean Koontz, One Door Away From Heaven

Forums Motto:
Little Miss Priss

The Last Forum I Posted In:

Diary of the Day - December 31, 2009 DC BFOTW: June 16-22, 2010

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 21st 2007 More than 10 years!

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Living the Good Life

Greetings from the Bridge!

December 16th 2011 10:42 am
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Well, holiday (Christmas, Hannukah, etc.) preparations are in full swing up here! It's looking to be quite the jolly celebration. I am fully enjoying myself and indulging on cookies, nog, and gingerbread!

I do hope Santa brings you everything on your wish lists. I'll try to put a good word in for you. BOL! I'll be sure to sprinkle some angel dust on all of my furiends to help you be good until Santa comes!


So Much Love

November 2nd 2011 7:50 pm
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Chauncey's hu-sis/typist here...

All went as well as it could on Tuesday. I made sure to get to my parents' house before they left so I could say my good-byes. Myles gave her a pet or two, too. Dad broke up a hot dog for her as her final meal (had to be something easy to chew) and she gobbled it up. I was able to get one last picture of her. My parents both went to the vet office and she passed in less than five minutes. She is buried out at the shack on a point with a beautiful view of the lake.

We miss her so much, and probably always will. While I haven't lived at my parents' house for many years, Chauncey was my childhood dog. I remember the day we picked her out of her litter - I was ten years old and so excited to be getting a puppy. The owners of the dogs were calling her Creampuff and she was adorable. The thing that I remember most vividly was her going into my room whenever no one was paying attention and eating the plastic noses off of my stuffed animals.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness, love, and support. I have decided to admit defeat on the individual thank yous at this point - I'm not even sure who I thanked already! Please know how much my family appreciates your gifts and kind words. My mom checks Chauncey's page and I send on your pmails to her.

I know Chauncey was met by so many of her angel friends: Lexi, Leo, Cody, Maggie, Dino, and many, many, many more. Your furiendship means the world and I trust you are showing her a good time. (Lexi, don't fly her so fast you google her eyes like Al's!) All I can say is that I am still so grateful to the friends we have made on Dogster/Catster. I started Al and Chauncey's pages on here as something fun to do, but this community has bred so many friendships and made such a positive difference to me. Thank you all!



October 29th 2011 3:01 pm
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Our family has been getting so much love and support from Dogster/Catster. We love you all so much and appreciate the pmails, gifts, posts, candles, and prayers you are sending. Hu-sis is trying to keep up with replies and thank yous, but if you don't get one right away, please know how thankful we are.

As most of you know, hu-sis is my typist, and she has been sending all of your messages to my mom. She is having a hard time with the decision, but knows it's my time. She called the dogtor yesterday, and I will probably make my journey Tuesday afternoon. Dad has my final resting place ready out at the shack with other dogs from our family. It has a beautiful view of the lake.

Again, please know of our love and gratitude for all of our furiends, new and old, we have made here.

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