A Death in the Family

I was in a meeting with World Vision last night when I received a text message from my mom: Mga anak, Chuckie just passed away.  Let’s just think he saved us from whatever sickness or bad things, sa kanya na lang tumama.  Ang lakas-lakas nya di ba tapos bigla na lang sya nanghina.  Don’t wori, I was on his side in his last moments.  He was crying. He knows he was dying.  GOODBYE CHUCKIE.

I cried…

I came home last night and I immediately knew that he was gone the moment I opened the gate and there was no excited barking and his trademark “helicopter” wag while his entire body shakes like a body-body-dancer (typing that just made me smile).  I found my sister in my room looking at Chuckie’s pictures and crying as well.  You can’t blame us.  I always believed that Chuckie is a person and a part of my family.  He has developed a stare which makes us feel that he is talking to us and that he answers back when we talk to him.  He also has this habit every morning where he wakes my mom, then my sister, then he goes to my room and jumps on my bed to wake me up and snuggle with me.  This morning when I woke up, it was a realization that he was really gone.  I am gonna miss him nuzzling me with that cold nose, his cute “sideway” stare, his weird toe (he has this sole white toe), and basically the fact that he knows my moods well.  Whenever I come home in a crappy mood, he always follows me in my room, peeking first as if asking, “can I come in?”.  Then we he sees me smile, he gallops like a gazelle, jumps on my bed and rolls around waiting for our wrestling match.  (sniff)



More than my mom and my sister, I will miss him the most because he is MY dog and my best friend.  Goodbye, my dear sweet loving Chuckie!  You will always be in my heart and my memories…


Chuckie Daclison y Castro, 2005-2007

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10 Responses to A Death in the Family

  1. ade says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. 😦

  2. snglguy says:

    It always pains us (especially my Mom) when a beloved member of a family dies so suddenly. We’ve gone through those painful episodes quite a few times already… but such is life. 😦

    At least he’s had a happy life with you, bro.

  3. duke says:

    awwwww. this is sad.

    he is in dog heaven. wherever that is.

  4. nastypen says:

    I’m sorry to hear about this sad news. Nothing I can say will make it better. I feel for you. A loss is a vaccuum of reason. You’d think “why my dog and not (enter random name of politician here)?” Yet, the good memories are a comfort.

  5. Lani says:

    I feel for you, I know it’s really really hard to lose a friend, a companion.

  6. toni says:

    i’m sorry to hear about that, bridget. 😦

  7. Zherwin says:

    so sad to hear that. anyway, there will be another chuckie on the way…

    cheer up. 🙂

  8. redjeulle says:

    hey, i just read this, di ko alam. so sorry…hay, na-miss ko si Gabby tuloy.

  9. Jher says:

    This is so sad. I love chuckie so much because I saw him grow up. I even have puppy pics of him babe, I’ll give it to you okay? I miss you chuckie. 😦

  10. atticus says:

    awwww. sad. hamo na, sabi nga ni duke, nasa dog heaven na si chuckie.

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