Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chelsea - a life well lived

Chelsea ......what can I say.......you were a character...you had a strong will and an even stronger sense of smell.......you were able to sniff out food in the strangest places...and not always food that was good for you......chocolate.....the amount you ate should have finished you off many years ago.....you stole food from bags, from barbecues, from the table .....you could be coaxed to do (almost) anything with the promise of food.....it was food which came close to bringing about your demise a few years ago when you ran under a moving vehicle to retrieve a bag you THOUGHT had food in it.....

I said goodbye to you a couple of years ago when you went to live with the ex-Prince and grieved for you then....I missed you in my life but you were happier with him and your happines was the most important thing.  I had to let you go finally this week when old age caught up with you......and even that was like you thumbing your nose at all the other times you should have gone...you lived a long life, outliving all of your siblings, and gave everyone a lot of joy...sometimes some grief when you did things you shouldn't have......but mostly joy.  You never did anything you didn't want to......playing with a ball was passe and under no circumstances would you lower yourself to play fetch with Mark.......he tried......but I remember you staring at the ball with such disdain ......and eventually he would give up and you would take the ball back to your bed and bury it!

You had jaws like a vice and I remember you finding a dead bird in the gutter on a walk through the main street of Angaston.......you picked it up and carried it all the way home..you were not giving up that bird for anything..........eeeeeeeeuuuuwwwwwwwww!

So this post is dedicated to you ......

I won't look ....because you obviously want me too.......


I know you are going out without me....so I'll just stay here......and be happy about it ..NOT!


They will never see me here......


This looks like my new lounge....hurry up and unpack it.....

I could do with a hair cut!....



A hair cut always make one feel better.....





My favourite spot to keep an eye on what's going on outside....


So sorry I didn't get to say a final goodbye.......Sleep well ......you have left many memories of a life well lived....Vale Chelsea.



25 comments:

Daisy Jayne said...

Chealsea over the years had brought to you and family profound joy , happiness, frustration and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.... Farewell Chelsea

Maree: said...

Beautiful Post Loz..RIP Chelsea.
Hugs.

Lenora said...

Know how you are feeling Loz, we lost Lizzie (our Jack Russell) just before Easter. I still miss her!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a beautiful farewell to your special friend Chelsea...xx

Amanda said...

Lovely post obviously a special girl, it's hard when you have to say goodbye for ever

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

A beautiful post. My heart is with you xx

simplestitches said...

beautifully said...RIP Chelsea

Sue SA said...

Sad news, sorry you didnt get to say one last goodbye.

Sheila said...

So sad to lose a loved pet... did you watch Marley and Me late last night?.. would have made you cry.

Quilt Kitty said...

Oh Loz, how sad. Sounds like Chelsea lived life to the full and definately had her own views on what mattered. She will leave your family with sad hearts but lots of happy & fun memories. Farewell sweet pup Chelsea

Jeanette said...

Beautiful story Loz. So sorry to hear of Chelsea's passing. Sending a big hug your way

Debbie said...

As the owner of a cocker myself I could not help crying when I read your beautiful post, so sad for you. I can relate to the chocolate story and many of the other things you write about, they are special dogs. When people say they are dumb they don't know them. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photo's with us. Bye Chelsea!

shez said...

what a beautiful friend Chelsea was,RIP Chelsea

Roseanne said...

RIP Chelsea our animals become our children I lost my cat last year still miss her.

Shay said...

A fitting tribute to a old friend. Im so sorry Loz.

Pip said...

Lovely post Loz, it's so hard to say goodbye to a much loved pet, sounds like she had a very full and happy life.

Karen said...

What a wonderful post for such a sweet little fur baby who was a part of your life. It's never easy to say good bye but you did it beautifully.

Hugs - Karen

Cardygirl said...

What a lovely tribute to a special friend.

Stina Blomgren said...

So touched by your lovely tribute to Chelsea... Our dogs really touches our hearts and make our lives so much better... Hugs to you and your red haired sweet follower...both take care...:0)

Katie said...

What a lovely post. Farewell Chelsea. You were well loved.

Michelle May said...

Sending hugs for your heart. Run free Chelsea.

OzRose said...

Hugs and love to you Loz - RIP Chelsea xx

Lounging with a Latte said...

Sorry to hear about Chelsea...your tribute was lovely

Behind My Picket Fence said...

I remember how sad you were when Chelsea went to live with he who shall remain nameless. And now you have to grieve again. So very sorry for your loss. You were the best Mom Chelsea ever had!

Darlene said...

RIP sweet Chelsea! Hugs to you, Loz.