Gone But Not Forgotten – DP Photo Challenge

Chelsea came into my life when her original person had to move into a nursing home. She was 8 years old at that time. Who would’ve thought I would get to spend more than half her life with her.


She celebrated a total of 18 birthdays. This picture was taken at her 15th birthday. Also known as her Quinceanera. She raised over 2 hundred dollars at this birthday party for a local rescue group.

chelsea working

She “worked” with my clients. As a social worker she frequently met people who had turned hard to the world…yet she had a way of turning their hearts soft again…if only for a minute!

Chelsea and Maggye

She travelled the country. Bringing smiles to all she met. Whether she was on a leash, in my backpack or sitting at a table, she was always well mannered and precious!

Chelsea and me

This was our last day together. I had to finally release this precious angel to the Rainbow Bridge. It was one of the hardest days of my life. Chelsea is gone but she will never be forgotten.

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17 thoughts on “Gone But Not Forgotten – DP Photo Challenge

  1. Helen C

    Ah… Tree, sad but at the same time I am glad you two have had so many wonderful years together. A cute dog, for sure. I have never had a dog in my whole life (I am a little afraid of dogs). Looking at these pictures, I kind of wanting one now. See what you have done? 😉 Helen

    1. treerabold Post author

      Chelsea has that way with people Helen!! Even people that didn’t like dogs loved Chelsea!!
      I’m glad I could help move you a step closer to dog love!!

    1. treerabold Post author

      Yes she was Colleen! And every time I tell a person “even people that don’t like dogs – loved Chelsea” I think of you!!! Thanks for commenting….I’ve missed your input. I hope everything is ok.

  2. Mabel Kwong

    Thanks for sharing Chelsea with us, I am sure she is still with you in spirit. She looks adorable in the last photo. I also love the one where she is sitting with all the luggage in the car. It looks like she wants to go on a road trip 🙂

  3. Midwestern Plant Girl

    She is so adorable! I love the on-her-back-catching-flies photo, so cute. I love my fur children. I wish I could take in all of the homeless ones and snuggle them.
    Chelsea will always be in your heart and in many other hearts that she had touched.

    1. treerabold Post author

      I love that photo too! She laid in my arms to sleep frequently. I always felt honored she trusted me enough to go so fast asleep while i held her. 🙂
      I feel the same about the homeless puppies. They are the most giving creatures. They deserve safe comfy homes. I just mine was big enough for all of them!!

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