Almost Time To Go, My Friend

August 26, 2010

My Chase.

We visited Dr. Larry this morning.  Chase weighed in at 37.4 pounds, was declared disgustingly healthy.  Dr. Larry issued him a Hall-Pass.  We sent off some blood for a Brucellosis test.  Chase spent the rest of the day at my office, racing down the steps to greet everyone who came in.  Matt brought his little rescue Chihuahua “Lola” to work.  She was afraid of Chase, so he laid on the floor as flat as he could get, trying to entice her to play with him.  He napped on the loveseat in my office and curled himself around the legs of my chair.  I took him to my friend’s grooming salon.  I bathed and dried him, trimmed the hair on his feet and Dremeled his nails.  He licked my neck while I brushed him out.

He’ll spend tomorrow at the office — and then — Saturday morning — very early, I’ll take him to Delta Cargo and send him off to Camp Susan.  He’ll come home eventually, with new skills and new tricks.  Cheryl and Susan will sent photos and videos.  I know they’ll love and care for him.  We’ll use Skype to talk — so he and I can see each other.  But, no matter how frequent the sharing of information about this dog, I will have an empty spot in my home and in my heart.  I hope the time passes quickly.


  1. Taryn says:

    If Chase loves to herd, you are giving him the most wonderful gift! The time will definitely pass quickly what with getting your new home ready, moving, and all the hustle and bustle that entails.

    Wishing Chase a very safe journey!

  2. lybertygirl says:

    Janet and I are in Atlanta now and can’t wait to get wet sloppy Chase kisses tomorrow.

  3. Cheryl Kienast says:

    I have Chase’s autograph book packed as well as my camera so that we can record his fan club’s greeting on this new chapter in his life. He’ll come to my house for this week and then to Susan’s for the long weekend while I go to Lexington. Susan will introduce him to her sheep and get a feel for his work “style.” I’ll come back from Lexington and take Treasure to Ron’s to “work” the sheep with her brother Kearney. Whew–did you notice there was NO TIME in there for house cleaning? Darn!

  4. sandy says:

    Have fun Chase man….now you’ll see what ‘real’ Cardis do!

  5. Holly says:

    This is so exciting! Chase will have so much fun!