Saturday, May 19, 2007

Chloe Buttercup Lynn

She was the absolute cutest puppy. Fuzzy black fur all over the place, with a few little white whiskers, and some white on her paws.
When we brought her home that first night, she was so cuddly and sweet. She was tiny, too...she fit into my two hands.
Right from the beginning she was an obedient doggy. She loved it when we praised her, and would get so excited if we offered her a treat. We taught her to sit, stay, walk on her back legs, and balance a treat on her nose. She never barked much, only at bikes and rollerblades. She sure wasn't much of a watchdog!
But everyone loved her. She was so gentle with kids, especially our kids. She would stand totally still and let Kelsey pull on her ears and her beard.
She loved going outside without a leash. We'd let her into the back yard and she would run around wildly for a few minutes, and then come back and sit with us.
She loved her "Aunt Katie" and her "Grampy and Grammy". She especially liked going to Grampy and Grammy's house to play. Their yard was her favorite place to explore.

More than anything else, she loved her "Daddy". And he loved her. She was definitely Scott's dog. She would sit with him in his office while he programmed. She always loved going for a ride in his car. They would go to the bank or the store, and Chloe loved sitting up in the front seat of Scott's truck.

On Thursday, Chloe went to doggy heaven. We all cried when we had to say goodbye and we are doubtful that we can ever find another dog as sweet as Chloe.
Yesterday we took the girls to the park and had them send some balloons up to heaven for Chloe. They each drew a picture and we attached them to the balloons. As the balloons floated up, the girls ran across the field calling, "We love you, Chloe!". And those words are what echo in our hearts when we think of our precious puppy.

We love you, Chloe, and we always will.

Chloe Buttercup Lynn
8/28/01 - 5/17/07

10 comments:

Lauren said...

Oh Kendra,

I am so sorry about Chloe. I know how hard it can be to lose a pet, because they are family memebers also! I know that you and Scott, the girls and your whole family gave Chloe a wonderful, wonderful life and it sounds as if she was a most loving and amazing doggie. I'm thinking of you and the family and sending comforting thoughts and prayers your way. I miss you, and yes, would love to see all of you again very soon.
Lots of love and hugs to everyone. Hang in there, it's a day by day thing,keep all of the good memories close to your heart....
Love you lots,
Lauren

~Stephenie~ said...

Oh, Kendra. I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope the Lord brings you comfort in such a sad time. :(

Laura said...

Oh, I cried when I read that! How sweet that you sent some balloons up to heaven for Chloe. That's a great way to bring closure for the girls. I'm so sorry that you lost your sweet puppy but I know she was well loved. When a family pet died at my parents' house, we planted a tree. We have two trees in the backyard now and another will probably join it soon. Have you read the Rainbow Road poem? It's one of my favorites. If not, let me know and I'll send you the link.

*hugs to you and your family*
Laura

Nadine said...

I'm so sorry to hear about little Chloe. Losing a pet is tough, I know. But it sounds like you have some wonderful memories. Good luck to you and your family.

Granny said...

I'm so sorry and even sorrier that I missed your earlier post somehow.

I know how sad all of you must be.

Love,

Ann

Alissa said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. (((hugs)))

Cliff Morrow said...

Because of my wifes business I'm well aware of how these small animals connect to families and the trajedy it is when they are taken from us like this. It is so heart wrenching when something like this happens. Sorry for your loss.

LZ Blogger said...

Oh this is so sad. A puppy really does become part of the family. Sorry for your loss! ~ jb///

Flip Flop Goddess said...

oh how sad..she was so young too..what happen to her?

sorry for the loss..I just am a sucker for dogs..

Rachel said...

Oh Kendra, I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is so hard.