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.
Happy Birthday Chester! Today you would have been 14 years old. We loved how youthful you always acted and how much you enjoyed life. I hope you celebrated today with your angel friends as well as with Sandi, Tara, Yuki, Bruno, and Mia.
We love you Chessie and we miss you. When we started our house hunt in 2012 we were excited to look for acreage because we knew you would love it. your cancer diagnosis took us by total surprise. I'm sorry you never had the opportunity to have that large yard but I know you were just happy being in a home and loved. You also had the world's greatest fan in Zach. He loved you so much, you were HIS dog and he was YOUR boy. I know that in itself was all you ever really needed. You were joyful and loved life.
Thank you for all of Chester's birthday wishes. He was a good boy!
Dogster was down so we couldn't write in his journal yesterday, but it was his 1 year anniversary at the Rainbow Bridge. It's been a really difficult year and it started with the loss of Chessie. He was a vibrant loving springer who loved us so unconditionally. He had a rough beginning in life and was bounced around quite a bit before we adopted him. He had some anxiety issues that sometimes led to undesirable behaviors but I never knew a smarter dog or one that tried as hard as he did to be the best he could be. As he aged he actually improved so much and we knew that was no small task on his part. He truly worked to overcome some fears. We loved that crazy boy and he showed it with his unconditional love. His human brother was his very best friend and the two were together from grade school to college. When Chester passed, he took it very hard.
Chester, we miss you buddy. Our Chessie, the woo woo boy, will always remain in our hearts.
Today is my boy's birthday. He's away at college but he still misses me and I miss him too. I loved him so much and he knew. I hope he will have a great birthday without me, at least he has his friends to help him celebrate. I can't celebrate with him anymore but I can be with him in spirit. Mom is still sad and with leaky eyes thinks about me often. They wish the loss could be easier but that would have meant the journey hadn't been worthwhile.