Nicknames: Chelster, girly, girly girl, good girly
Likes: She loves her daddy...she is definately a daddy's girl!! And she's absolutely CRAZY about cats!!!
Pet-Peeves: Her little brother Willy barking at her gets on her nerves!
Favorite Toy: She doen't play with toys anymore, she is getting old and she's crippled now! She used to have this little tiny plastic squeeky toy that she carried around all the time and thought it was her baby, she acted just like she was taking care of a baby!!
Favorite Food: She loves the Natural Chicken Jerkey treats I get them and also she likes her Merrick Gourmet Food; mostly anything with chicken!
Favorite Walk: She used to love to run and play in her yard and pick at her brother Toby, now she can't get around and she just lays all the time!
Best Tricks: Just being a wonderful dog!!
Arrival Story: I had always wanted a rottie ever since I saw "Ferris Beulers Day Off" years ago at the theater!!(I just dated myself, huh?!) I fell in love with that one in the movie and all those years later I finally had the opportunity and the room to get one, so we found a local breeder and went and looked at the puppies! We absolutely fell in love with Chelsea, she was the sweetest little thing!! Her dad was the biggest dog I have ever seen, he was huge!!!!!!!
Bio: I know rotties have a bad reputation, but Chelsea has been nothing but pure joy for us!!! She is the most kind and gentle dog I have ever seen!!! She absolutely loves cats and we had a stray cat that came here and her and Chelsea just loved each other!! Pinky(the cat) ended up having kittens in Chelsea's house with Chelsea in it; Chelsea took care of those kittens like they were her babies!!! She would even carry them around in her mouth and she knew just how to hold them and not hurt them a bit!!! She would also get in and out of her house and step around reallll easy and never stepped on any of them!!! I wish I had a video camera at the time to tape it; everyone just loved that!!! She is a wonderful dog and very affectionate!!
When one hurts, we all hurt...
When one crys, we all cry...
For the Pups Beyond the Rainbow Bridge
For the pups beyond the Rainbow Bridge,
We bow our heads, we shed some tears,
We know that nothing can take the place
Of the furry pals we loved so dear.
And even as the years go by,
A remembered nudge, a lick, a sigh
An old photograph will bring them back,
And tears will fall from many an eye.
We thank the good Lord up above,
For your doggy smile and unconditional love
The way you felt within our arms,
Your bark, your whine, your many charms.
We thank Him for your listening ear
The warmth of your body when you pressed it near.
Is it so surprising really, that you are called DOG.
You're a pretty good reflection of the love of our GOD.
For the pups beyond the Rainbow Bridge,
A voice is heard at bridge's end.
"Well done, true and faithful friend."
Your job and journey is completed on earth.
Play in the flowerfields, bask in the sun...
Chase with your pals and have great fun.
But keep your ears cocked while you're chewing that bone
You'll hear familiar footsteps---your human's come home
I always knew this time would come,
From the very instant our eyes first met.
How I loved you then! How I love you now!
I made a promise then and I keep that promise now . . .
You will not suffer from a pain that will not heal;
You will not know the loss of a life remembered, now gone.
It is for me alone to make this decision,
The price for the bright joy and pure laughter
You brought me during the time we shared.
I am the only one who can decide when it is time.
When my hope dies, and my fears ride high,
Just when I need you most, I must let you go.
It is for you alone to tell me when you are ready.
For without your guidance, I will not know
When to lay my grief, my guilt, my anger,
My sorrow and my selfish heart aside
And give you this last gift, this greatest gift.
Your eyes will speak to mine, and I will know.
The pain of this moment is excruciating.
Tears stream down my face in a river of sorrow,
And my heart drowns in a pool of grief.
For you have spoken, and I have listened,
And unlike other decisions I have made.
This one brings no relief . . . no comfort . . . no peace.
For if there's one thing you've taught me,
If there's only one thing I've learned. . . .
Unconditional love has a condition after all,
I must be willing to let you go, when you speak to me
I must be willing to help you go, if you cannot go alone.
And I must accept my pain so you can be free of yours.
Go easily now, go quickly now,
Do not linger here, it is time for you to leave.
Go find your strength, go find your youth.
Go find the ones who've gone before you.
You are free to leave me know, free to let your spirit soar
Rest easy now, your pain will soon be gone.
I pray I will find comfort in my memories . . .
In the dark and lonely days ahead.
I cannot say I will not miss you, I cannot say I will not cry.
For only my tears can heal my broken heart.
But, I promise you this: as long as I live,
You will live, alive in my mind, forever in my heart.
So I give you this last gift, all I have left to give,
And this will be my greatest gift . . . sending you away.
It is the measure of my unconditional love . . .
For only the greatest love can say,
"Good-bye, go find the bridge, we'll meet again,
Loving you has been the greatest gift of all."
I made my family soooo sad today, I left them and crossed the Bridge to be with my brother Toby...I didn't want to make them cry or grieve, I just wanted to be able to run and play again and I would never be able to do that on this earth!! Mommy, me and Toby are watching over you and the whole family...we see your tears and feel your heartbreak, but if you could see us running and playing you would be soooo happy for us!!! We are no longer in pain and I can run and grab Toby's tail again and he still gets mad at me and chases me for it!!! It is sooo beautiful here and we have made soooo many good friends already who are taking very good care of us and we even all have good comfy couches to lay on and all the bones you can eat!!! So don't worry about me or cry for me, because I am very happy and I am in very good hands, you know God holds each one of us fur angels in His Hands and He loves each one of us soooo much...so He will be taking care of us until we can be with you again!! Until then, know that I love you soooo much and I will visit you in every memory that you have of me and please don't feel sad or angry because God needed me more than you did!!! I love you sooooo much mommy, daddy, mommaw, Harley, Willy and Corky!! Love Chelsea