Four years ago I lost my my dog Chelsea. She was an Australian
Shepherd mix that I adopted from Pets Mart. I went into the store to pick
up a new collar for my dog Piggy. As I entered the store I noticed an adorable
fuzzy puppy. Needless to say she went home with me and my new collar!!
Chelsea was 6 weeks old and as I said she was an Australian Shepherd mix.
Her coloring was Blue Merle. She had a grey-blue background color with
black spots all over her. She was absolutely adorable! I am the type of
person who bonds with animals immediately. So the moment I took her
home from the store I was her Mommy!
During one of her follow-up visits with the vet. when she was 9 weeks of
age we discovered she had a heart problem that needed to be corrected by
surgery. Many individuals told me to take her back and get a new puppy.
That was absolutely out of the question! She was my baby. I gave her
the heart surgery and she healed wonderfully.
Not too long after her surgery maybe 5 months I went through a divorce.
I moved in with my mother with Piggy and my best friend took Chelsea for
me. I was still her mommy but my friend was kind enough to let Chelsea
live with him. That was in May. When Chelsea lived with Bill I was over
at his home all the time to see my baby. She always knew I was her Mom.
That following January Chelsea got out of Bill’s yard and was hit by a
car. Bill had her cremated for me so that she is with me always. To
this day I think about her. She was the first puppy I ever had ( I found
Piggy on the streets) and I continue to love her very much.
I have just recently bought a house. I often walk through the house and
wish Chelsea would be here with me. I don’t think that you ever stop
grieving for something that you loved. I just think that time puts some
distance between you and the loved one and lessens the pain.
I sometimes look at Piggy and know that someday I will have to go through
that pain again.
But having them for the time we do makes it all worth it.