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.
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!
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!
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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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
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!!
Sweet Chelsea. Thank you for sharing the story, Tree. My sweet Mackenzie died two years ago…
So sorry Amy….I know how heartbreaking it can be 😦
She was a very special lady. She’ll never be forgotten.
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.
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 🙂
Mabel, That picture was taken during a trip from Texas to Ohio and back to Texas – she went along to move my mom to Texas. She loved traveling.
So precious!! Dogs are just the most wonderful pets! Thank you for sharing your story!
Yes they are!! Thank you!
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.
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!!
Our fur-family are precious indeed … including their memories. She sounds like a very special one 🙂
She really was Joanne. And yes all fur babies are precious!
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Such a cute, adorable dog; I like the outfit in the first photo.
Thank you. She was precious.
I appreciate your comment.