Chelsea

Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.

We have loved you every day for the last 14
years. And we will miss you every day for the rest of our lives.

Canadian Chelsea may 2006#2

Today is March 13 ,2011 

7 months that my Chelsea left us for rainbow bridge,I am still so crazy in love with her,she was  my soul mate dog,  “I imagine her  death to be as if someone took all the oxygen out of the air and expected me to live without it.

9th Birthday Chelsea April 2006

chelsea looking out the window #2

Here is another photo of my beautiful Chelsea. She died Aug, 13, I am missing her terribly these last few months, her birthday is April 18, she would be 14 sweet years young/old, it is also the evening of Passover this year, hope I get through it without tears.

And I said…..
“I WILL NEVER DO THIS AGAIN” I spoke these words over and over and over again, and what did I do? My friends kept telling me I have so much love to give why don’t you adopt another, so I did and Jackson is a fun, loving new pal. I guess this time I listened to my heart not my head.

I am grateful for Jacksons smiling face and his pink tongue.
I am grateful for his sweet brown nose, and the little brush of brown around his eyes, I keep telling him he has Chelsea face.
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April 22, 2011

“I Thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, with which I’ll never part. Have fun at Rainbow Bridge my Chelsea, you will be forever in my heart.”
Chelsea and Mike

August 13, 2011
Today is the 1 year anniversary of my sweet girl Chelsea crossing to Rainbow Bridge. RIP. You will always be in our hearts, she was a true once-in-a-lifetime dog.

The only way I can describe her is .. total love, pure devotion and loyalty.

chelsea sept 09

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“Time heals all” is an interesting saying and one that I believe is not entirely true as it pertains to me. While the passing of days will help soothe the pain, mend the heart, and slow down the tears; the dull hollowed out ache inside continues and there’s no guarantee that feeling with ever go away. The not so distant memories of a shattered heart and the eruption of tears at a moment’s notice, those conditions have improved greatly with the tick-tocking of the clock, I wonder if they’ll completely disappear as the years roll by.

winter 08 Blima and chelsea

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It was quickly discovered in the days following Chelsea’s passing that humans can be judgmental and instead of providing comfort they’re capable of creating stress and additional pain. It’s still very hurtful to reflect upon that period in my life and to remember friends questioning my method of grieving or to make insulting comments about my relationship with my beloved friend, those people committed the ultimate act of betrayal and it’s doubtful they will ever regain my complete trust. They certainly didn’t grasp the dire situation, the vulnerable state I was in and their words pierced my heart as a knife would but survive I did and I learned to not leave myself wide open to attacks anymore. Chelsea’s passing is insignificant in comparison to human deaths are examples of missteps by former friends and girlfriends alike.

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August 13 2012
2 years since my Chelsea has passed. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. I miss you.

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.

Anonymous

April 2013

Smiling Chelsea

Has it been three years already?. We spent the weekend with my sister and brother in law discussing how time flies with all the changes that life dealt, unbelievable really. How does time pass so fast? Sometimes it seems to move in the blink of an eye; looking back, much has changed. I remember like it was yesterday; looking at Chelsea knowing that someday our life would change. Thinking to myself, I could never have another dog, but…. things change and it’s not always a bad thing.

My fur kids are now Jackson and Brie and it is wonderful. I love my Chelsea, always will and now I love having Jackson and Brie. What memories I have with each and every one.

We cannot go back in time, But there are times when I need to look back and remember; the tears have turned to smiles now, Mike and I talk about her a lot and we both smile.

So take the time to stop and smell the flowers. don’t let life just fly by. Enjoy every moment.

Aug, 2013
August is here again and that means another year has past since Chelsea has passed away. I have been remembering our life with her a lot lately, but now they are Great Memories when I think of her, yes, tears still fill my eyes but with a smile on my face.
I am sure that all dog lovers have lost a great companion. It is never easy. It was life altering for me, but looking back and remembering fills my heart with special moments and each moment I now realize is a treasure.

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