Nicknames: Chess, Chessie, Chessinator, Chow hound, Woo Woo Boy
Birthday: June 9th 2000
Likes: Food! He also loves to play fetch, receive belly rubs, and get into trouble.
Favorite Toy: A screaming flying monkey toy
Favorite Food: All food! Doesn't matter, but I love homemade dog biscuits. I eat Innova Senior Dog food with plain yogurt in the morning and cottage cheese w/veggies inthe evening.
Favorite Walk: Anytime and Anywhere! He also loves to run using the springer bike attachment.
Best Tricks: Sit, down, stay, come, speak, bang-you're dead, and roll over. He received his CGC in 2004
Arrival Story: We went to look at the shelter for a dog after recently losing our beloved Australian Shepherd mix named Sandi. He captured us with his soulful eyes.
Bio: Chester is a high octane dog! Very bright and very intelligent. He is an anxious dog though and has some separation issues. He's been with us now since 2003. Chester will literally quiver and woo woo with excitement at breakfast and dinner time! He insists we are starving him and if you ever seen him get ready to eat, you would think he hasn't had a bite to eat in weeks. It is really quite a comical sight.
Chester's ashes are now back home. We picked them up earlier today and are very happy to have him back home with the family that loves him so much.
My mother and sisters sent Zach an engraved necklace. It can either hold a small amount of his ashes or fur. We will leave that decision up to him. We have a small clipping of Chester's tail fur so he can choose either.
Thank you all for the kind words and gifts. I'm so sorry I haven't been on to thank you all personally. We're still hurting so bad, I just haven't had the heart to come back on here.
As a parent, I feel two very distinct pains, the loss of a beloved and treasured family member and the pain from a seeing a son who misses his best friend beyond what any word can sum up. Zach is devastated by Chester's loss. He came home from college to say goodbye and it was way harder for him to handle than I think he thought. We have experienced loss before but for Zach this one was the hardest. This was his dog, his best friend. Watching him suffer is a loss in itself.
The house is so quiet. Chester was like the class clown, always the life of the party. Sometimes it was frustrating but you had to laugh anyway.
I told him what a good boy he was. I think he was ready. I really pray we made the right decision.