Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Chester just came into our rescue. He was in a shelter near Jeanne and was about 9 or 10 years old.
He was a favorite at the shelter and was given a lot of attention.
We just got him and he had the surgery he needed. But, sometimes, surgery goes well, but something happens like heart failure or a blood clot and we lose the dog.
We are broken hearted-- and Jeanne is absolutely devastated-- because Chester died during the night.
He already has a home to go to next week and his new owner-to-be is upset that he will never be able to join her family.
Jeanne called to let the shelter know, and they were shocked, too. None of us are ever ready for this
Jeanne had the blessing of knowing this little man for a few days and that's all it took to fall in love with him. Please pray for Jeanne. Here is what she wrote after she found out. My heart is broken for her:
"I received the phone call no pet
owner or rescue wants to receive. This has to be the hardest posting I have had
Chester who was brought into our rescue Wed. passed
away this morning. We are not sure what caused his death. It was either his
heart or a blood clot. We did not know his exact age either. Not knowing his true
age also plays a part in not knowing what really happened.
To say I'm in shock is putting it
lightly. I wish I had the words to express my sadness. It was just a blessing to have
met this sweet boy.
Chester had been adopted by Barbara and was going to be picked up next Wed. Please keep her in your
thoughts too!" Run free now, Chester. We are so sorry you did not have more time.