“Chip Chisholm”

2 June 2005 – 19 November 2010



My Sweet Little Chip,

            You were in my life for 13 short months.  You were so young, only 5 years old when you left me.  When you came to me as a rescued surrender, I knew your life had not been good.  You didn’t even know what it was like to be held and loved.  It took some time but you were beginning to trust me and enjoy your life.  You left a special paw print on my heart. 

    Chip, you left a void in my life when you left me.  Your death was beyond my control, but I wish I had known you were not well.  I always sensed something was not right with you health wise, so that is why I had the vet run all the tests that he did.  Those tests never showed what was wrong.  I didn’t know at the time what else to test for; and neither did the vet.

    I was getting ready to train you for a therapy dog.  You would have been my #6 in my six pack.  Everyone would have loved you.  You were so sweet and tiny and you loved all the attention you got, especially after you knew how nice attention can be.

    You were always hiding in a crate and would stick your head out when you knew I was there, or saw me with a treat.  I look at that crate now, and I miss not seeing your little head sticking out.  I still remember what it was like to have you cuddle on my lap, sit on the computer table as I answered email, and sit on the counter as I washed dishes.

    One funny thing you did was run out the doggie door when I said “Hurry up, hurry up.”  It was so funny.  You went out to potty whether you needed to or not.  I miss you so much.  I miss your sweet little face looking up at me, and you helping me with poop detail, and just looking up at me when you wanted to be picked up.

    You left my life as quickly as you came into it and there was no warning at all.  When you passed away, I had to know why you died.  I had to do an autopsy and a necropsy, just to find out that you died from GME at 5 years old.   I was in shock then, and I am still in shock today knowing you died of this horrible disease.  Chip, I love you so much.  I have this empty feeling in my heart when I look at your picture.  The sweetest little boy I could ever imagine being in my life.  I had so many plans for us together.

            Chip, in your memory, I will do everything I can to help spread the word on GME and I will tell people your story.  No one else should have to suffer the pain of losing their precious pet to GME – like I lost you.  You will forever be in my heart






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