Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE

Posted by: Amaruq

Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:03 PM

rip
He did not make it through surgery. You will be forever loved and missed my strong Paq leader. The Paq and I have a huge gaping holes in our hearts tonight.
Posted by: Jason L

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:05 PM

I'm so sorry ... RIP Chimo.
Posted by: LJsMom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:08 PM

I am so sorry. teary
Posted by: JeanKBBMMMAAN

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:09 PM

NO.

Oh no.

I am so sorry.

Posted by: Kris

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:11 PM

Oh Ruq...I am so sorry. This was not at all the update I was expecting. I just have no words to comfort you, but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. hugging

Run free and healthy Chimo...
Posted by: mspiker03

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:12 PM

Oh no....this wasn't the update I was expecting either. I am so sorry.

RIP Chimo.
Posted by: MaxaLisa

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:19 PM

rip Chimo

I so hoped to be hearing something different than this teary

I'm so sorry Ruq hugging
Posted by: Chris Wild

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:20 PM

Oh no... Ruq, I am so, so sorry. RIP strong, wonderful Chimo. teary
Posted by: mychance

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:21 PM

Words seem inadequate, but I am so very sorry. You will certainly be in my thoughts tonight.
Posted by: Vinnie

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:26 PM

hugging I'm so sorry Ruq. teary
Posted by: 3K9Mom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:28 PM

Oh Ruq. I'm speechless.

I keep typing half sentences then deleting them because I just don't know what to say... except well, you know that... well, you're in the arms and hearts of friends here. And Chimo is as well.

I'm so sorry.
Posted by: Jane Jean

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:31 PM

So very, very sorry. Rest peacefully Chimo.
Posted by: LukesMom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:31 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of Chimo. He seemed like such a wise leader and will be missed on this board. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Run free and healthy at the bridge dear, sweet Chimo.
Posted by: GrandJan

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:32 PM

I am so deeply sorry.

Run free, sweet boy. gsdhalo
Posted by: ALLIE&ATHENA

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:33 PM

rip
Posted by: GraciesMommy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:33 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't take this. Too many wonderful dogs lately. I am heartbroken and can't stop crying........

Oh Ruq hugging

Oh Chimo rip

teary
Posted by: Ruthie

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:39 PM

Ruq, I am so, so, sorry. There are just no words...
Posted by: jude55

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: GraciesMommy


Oh Ruq hugging

Oh Chimo rip

teary


There's no more to say. I grieve for your loss along with all the others. You have a family here. You are held.

Posted by: SunCzarina

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:48 PM

Ruq, I am so sorry. May he run free and beautiful.
Posted by: Koda's Mom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 06:50 PM

rip Sweet Chimo

Run wild and free.

I'm so sorry Ruq. My thought and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Bradyddr

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 07:22 PM

OMG no
I am so sorry Ruq

rip Chimo
Posted by: Strana1

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 07:28 PM

Ruq. I am so sorry you are in my thoughts and prayers. Run free sweet Chimo
feelingblue rip
Posted by: Braverhund

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 07:39 PM

hugging rip hugging gsdhalo hugging


Ruq, I am so very deeply sorry. Such a loved dog, your special Chimo. His smiling face and image will continue to grace my screensaver. He was and is so very much loved.

I am so very, very sorry. hugging Wishing you strength tonight.
Posted by: Suzy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 07:46 PM

I am shocked and saddened to hear this.We have lost our share over the years but it never gets easier.I am praying that you find peace and comfort in the future because it really does take a long time. peace and love to you, I am so sorry.
Posted by: Lucyluv

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 07:49 PM

Oh no, no. Ruq, my heart is breaking for you and your paq. Chimo is one of those dogs whose soul has touched so many, just in his photos and your descriptions. His eyes always told his story of love, hope and having found safety with you.

He is immortalized in your wonderful writings and photos. Your recent pictures of him with baby Keyzah are so very poignant, more so now. They show his kind and generous nature as the gentle patriarch, showing a little one the wonders of the world. I'm so glad you shared them.

Our dogs are such treasures, and our older pups are such fragile gifts, we know they can't live forever, but we are never ready to lose them. It's always too soon.

I know he lived long and well with you, that you saved him and he has given you so much comfort in return. I know it sounds silly to some, but for us single gals, having a strong, quiet mature male (canine) around the house brings a special sense of comfort and calm. They are our rocks, our True North, the eyes we can look in to when we need to steady ourselves, and see their trust and confidence in us looking back. Our home is in their eyes.


I have no words of comfort, it is such a huge loss and so soon after losing K.C. You have had more than your share of heartache this year. I'm so very sorry.

Please hold on the best you can. Your world must feel upside down, he has been your boy for so long.

Know that we are holding you close in our hearts tonight and crying along with you and wishing you courage and peace.

Bless you sweet Chimo and thank you for being such a good boy. gsdhalo

With much love,
Posted by: JakodaCD OA

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 07:55 PM

so very sorry:((( I know how much you meant to each other, hugs to you all :((
diane
Posted by: Shilohsmom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Amaruq
rip
He did not make it through surgery. You will be forever loved and missed my strong Paq leader. The Paq and I have a huge gaping holes in our hearts tonight.


OMG...I am so very sorry. teary
Posted by: PositiveDog

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:22 PM

I am so sorry. I just found this and read through the posts and was not expecting this.

Chimo - you will be so missed. Your family will be in our hearts. hugging

Sweet, Chimo, run free and healthy.
Posted by: LifeAsMe

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:36 PM

teary I so sorry Ruq. hugging
Posted by: GSDTrain

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:36 PM

I just found this thread

OH NO, I am SO sorry to hear this

hugging

Rest in peace Chimo rip
Posted by: Götz

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:55 PM

rip Chimo

I'm so sorry for your loss Ruq hugging hugging hugging
Posted by: GSDTrain

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:57 PM

Chimo will always be rememberd

Posted by: GSDBESTK9

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 08:57 PM

I'm so very sorry Ruq. He was a great dog and I'm sure he had a great life with you. Rest in peace sweet boy.
Posted by: DancingCavy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:08 PM

I saw this at work. . .Ruq. I am so sorry. Chimo was an amazing dog and I am thankful to have known him. His loss will be felt throughout the Paq. R.I.P. sweet Chimmy. Run free at the Bridge. Herd the sheep. Enjoy the venny.
Posted by: DaisyShadow

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:09 PM

I am SO sorry to read this, hugging Hugs to you Ruq!

Ashley those pics are just beautiful!

rip Chimo.
Posted by: bjdimock

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:20 PM

OMG. sick
I am sick for one friggin day, and the world has changed.... feelingblue
hugging hugging hugging to the RuqPaq tonight.
gsdhalo Chimo is guarding the gates and peacefully awaiting the Paq to join him.
My personal hugs to you, Ruq.
I know the hole you feel right now. hugging

All my love and support,
Jess
Posted by: DancingCavy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:20 PM



Posted by: gsdlove212

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:24 PM

cry My heart aches along side you Ruq...we all know how much sweet Chimo was loved and cherished. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you and the paq, may you find some comfort and peace during this time hugging imsorry.

gsdhalo Chimo~ I always enjoyed your mom's stories and pictures of you. Run free at the bridge wonderful boy... rip
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:26 PM

Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Chimo will always be rememberd



Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Ashely, this is simply beautiful!

My head is pounding and heart is aching. Earlier I was sitting on the floor and Keyzah was washing my tears with her cold nose and warm tongue, leaning into me much the way KC used to, eyes full of care, concern and love- like Chimo. Followed by her puppy antics to try to bring a smile to my face- like Rayne and Tika.

I tried to sleep for awhile as I had been up for 36 hours with only a few 30 minute or so naps. My head is pounding so much I cannot sleep. Not sure if I should try to take something for it as I have not eaten since last night. At one point, while I was almost sleeping, Jethro sounded like he was sobbing in his sleep. Chimo had a short time with both Jethro and Keyzah but has left a huge, positive imprint on the youngsters.

He has had such a huge impact on my Paq and his leadership and calm, steady guidance will be greatly missed. He had an even bigger impact on me. rip be beloved friend.
Posted by: AnnaRiley

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:40 PM

This is totally heart breaking. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: AgilePaws

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:46 PM

My heart is breaking for you right now, Ruq. I was away from the computer all day and couldn't wait to get home for an update and never expected to see the thread in this section. This is so tragic and so unfair. Please accept my deepest condolences and know that we are all here for you.
Posted by: sablegsd

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:54 PM

I am so very sorry for you loss.

rip imsorry hugging
Posted by: Miasmom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 09:57 PM

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. hugging
Rest in peace, Chimo.
Posted by: BowWowMeow

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:00 PM

OH NO! I just got back on here after work and saw this. What a shock. I am so sorry. How heartbreaking for you and your entire pack.

Chimo was an amazing dog.

Please take good care of yourself Ruq. We're all here for you whenever you need us. hugging
Posted by: Shilohsmom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:19 PM

I'm so very sorry. You've had the day from H'll and no one expected it to end this way. Chimo was one lucky dog, he was so very loved and will be so missed.
Posted by: JenniferH

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:20 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful dog and so well loved. He will be missed. Hugs to you.
Posted by: DenaliFofali

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:20 PM

Oh no... I am in utter shock and do not have the words to express how sorry I am to hear this.
I can't imagine how heavy your broken heart must feel. Many hugs for you and I hope you find some comfort in all the wonderful memories.

Although most of us did not know Chimo, he was another part of our giant "pack" as are all the other dogs on the board. We get to know and love them through the stories and pictures. I have in tears in my eyes for you. I will keep you and the paq in my prayers.

Rest in peace big guy...
Posted by: JeanKBBMMMAAN

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:22 PM

I was lucky enough to meet him. I even took some invisible pictures of him (they would have been so nice - but I didn't have my CF card in!).

He was so sweet. He was making googly eyes at Bella and she'd lift her lip at him, because she had her posse with her (Anna, Ava and Mariele) and didn't want him getting all fresh with her. It was really adorable (him, not Bella and her attitude). He eventually was "allowed" to walk next to her and he had a gooby look on his face.

He's one of those dogs you just want to steal when you meet them. He was good with all my little weirdos, did not even phase him. He was just enjoying the day.

So sorry Ruq.
Ashley, that is beautiful.
Posted by: Mary Jane

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:38 PM

I did not know Chimo but it is clear what he meant to Ruq and her brave Pac, so another keyboard with tears tonight.

May I thank you all for inspiration of what dogs can be.

May the Father of Peace send Peace to all who mourn and comfort all the bereaved among you.

Mary Jane
Posted by: Kayla's Dad

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 10:57 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I too came home from work to check in on Chimo and was not expecting this.

Knowing the impact he has had on the boards from your stories, can't imagine the hole this has left.

rip Chimo. You will be missed.
Posted by: GraciesMommy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 11:14 PM

Checking in on you Ruq and Paq hugging My heart is broken - I kept going back to your FB page looking at the pictures from a few weeks ago - smiley Chimo..... what a loss. I am so very, very sorry for you.
Posted by: Arlene

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 11:15 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss frown
I'm new here & felt I just had to say sorry, I am sitting here reading this with tears in my eyes & a heavy heart. I hope the love & support sent to you from all these wonderful people & pups will give you a shoulder to lean on.
Posted by: kelso

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 11:37 PM

So sorry frown
Many many thoughts your way
Rest in peace handsome Chimo, I never met you, but could tell from your pictures and stories how much you loved and were loved, a very special guy.
Posted by: khudak

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 11:41 PM

Oh no. Ruq I am so sorry, there are no words, but know I'm thinking of you. Cheems will alway be with you and the Paq. Ugh, frown Let me know if I can do anything
Posted by: Elmos Mom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 11:50 PM

Ruq, I am so sorry. My heart is grieving for you and your family. teary

rip
Posted by: Bcannie

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/10 11:51 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to say goodbye to such good friends.
Posted by: FurryChaos

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:02 AM

So sorry!
Posted by: Barb E

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:07 AM

Oh Ruq, I'm so very sorry about Chimo
gsdhalo
Posted by: MaxaLisa

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:32 AM

Ruq, you posted this on Valentine's Day. I thought it was a wonderful tribute then, and it remains a wonderful tribute:

Chimo, my guy with the old soul eyes and heart of gold. He has wisdom and patience of a Saint despite his extremely rough start in life. He has had a far reaching effect on people, including some who never met him. He has imprinted the younger dogs with his fair leadership, quiet strength, empathetic heart and warm sense of humor. He chooses to lead by quiet example instead of sound and fury. If more people and dogs were like him, the world would be a better place.

butterfly
Posted by: Anita

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 01:24 AM

Ruq, I am so very, very sorry for your loss of Chimo.
The thoughts & prayers of the whole Tribe are with you, and yours.

Take care......
you know how to get hold of me if you need to <hugs>

rip Chimo
Posted by: jmarks

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 01:53 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.

rip Chimo.
Posted by: aubie

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 02:19 AM

Oh no, I just got on here and wasn't expecting this...I ache for the pain you're feeling. I know it's hard to, but remember to take care of yourself too sweetie. Cry if you need to cry, but you must also get rest and nurishment. He will be a deeply missed part of your pack and this board. We all mourn for you and wish we could take some of the pain off your heavy heart.

Hugs and prayers for you and your sweet angel. gsdhalo
Posted by: Zisso

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 06:46 AM

How very sad and unexpected! My heart goes out to you in this heartbreaking time Rug.
Posted by: UConnGSD

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 07:12 AM

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news about Chimo hugging I pray for strength and comfort for you and your pack.
Posted by: Qyn

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 07:20 AM

My deepest sympathy on the loss of this special, beautiful boy. :hugs:

So very sad for you and your other paq members and for us too!!

rip Chimo angel
Posted by: DnP

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 07:42 AM

Oh no....last read that Chimo had gone to the vets and had to go out in the field. Just saw the sad news about his passing.

My heart goes out to you and the Paq. Especially for you and the missing piece of your heart.
Posted by: Leslie&Chico

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 08:10 AM

I am so sorry teary

rip Chimo
Posted by: Mandalay

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 08:33 AM

Like Jen I have been looking at Chimo's pictures on FB. What a beautiful boy. He truly will be missed.
Posted by: Grakira

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 08:50 AM

Just shocking...I am so sorry for your loss. (((hugs)))
Posted by: Sylv

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 08:52 AM

I don't know what to say, except that I am so sad for you and yours hugging
Posted by: Natalie559

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 10:04 AM

This morning I immediately went to health to check Chimo's thread, saw the lock and was so deeply saddened. I am so very sorry for your loss! teary

Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAAN
He's one of those dogs you just want to steal when you meet them.


I never met him, but I get this from his pictures. You want to snuggle with that furry neck of his.
Posted by: myamom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 10:16 AM

I am so very sorry...my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: kaisersmom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 10:41 AM

I just saw all of this today - I am so sorry for your loss. Words just seem so inadequate right now - you have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your handsome boy. hugging
Posted by: kkms

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 11:02 AM

ruq - you are in my thoughts!
Posted by: Wisc.Tiger_Val

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 11:07 AM

Ruqs, sorry I didn't see this earlier. I have been in bed with the flu.

I am so sorry for your lost of Chimo.

rip Chimo leader of the Paq.

Val
Posted by: AgilePaws

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:26 PM

How are you doing today Ruq? Hope you are getting some rest. hugging
Posted by: Braverhund

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:43 PM

hugging Checking in today to send you good thoughts Ruq. I know you must be hurting teribbly. My heart goes out to you. May the Paq give you some comfort right now. It's what they do best.
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:45 PM

Missed my calm, gentle, furry leader walking in and staring me awake this AM but we are hanging in there, somehow.
Posted by: Remo

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 12:55 PM

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful, beloved friend. It is so hard to lose a dog, hard on us and hard on the rest of our dogs too.

Please know that you are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Posted by: Barb E

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 01:15 PM

hugging
Posted by: luvmysheps

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 01:36 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about Chimo. Someone commented on how us single girls rely on our boys. I guess that is true.

RIP in peace big boy. And take care of yourself and the rest of the PAQ. hugging hugging hugging
Posted by: Karin

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 01:40 PM

Oh no. I came by looking for an update and was shocked and so sad to see that Chimo had passed. What a handsome and good natured dog he was. The look in his eyes was that of a beautiful old soul. Take care, Ruq. You and your pack are in all our thoughts. hugging

And rest in peace, sweet Chimo. angel
Posted by: DenaliFofali

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 02:05 PM

Hang in there ruq. We're all here for you. hugging
Posted by: whitewolf608

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 02:37 PM

ruq, so sorry for chimo's loss. he will be greatly missed by the whitewolfk9's.kainen, onyx, kailuka, schultz, lazer and lokita. only now he is also with his beloved daughters ari and k.c.
Posted by: Betty

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 02:48 PM

I'm so very sorry.
Posted by: Wisc.Tiger_Val

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 03:29 PM

Ruqs,

I am so sorry for your loss. I thought I posted earlier but I couldn't fine it.

Chimo head of the Paq rip

Val
Posted by: Tara

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 04:21 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by: Catu

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 04:57 PM

Ooooh Ruq!! I'm so sorry to read this frown

Has 2010 brought something good for someone?!!!!
Posted by: Skywalkerlady

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 04:57 PM

I just saw this thread. I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard when things happen suddenly and we don't have the time to prepare and adjust.
Chimo is in good company at the Bridge though, with all the furkids that left us too soon.
Run free Chimo...
Posted by: lhczth

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 04:58 PM

I am very sorry Ruq. frown
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
Ruq, you posted this on Valentine's Day. I thought it was a wonderful tribute then, and it remains a wonderful tribute:

Chimo, my guy with the old soul eyes and heart of gold. He has wisdom and patience of a Saint despite his extremely rough start in life. He has had a far reaching effect on people, including some who never met him. He has imprinted the younger dogs with his fair leadership, quiet strength, empathetic heart and warm sense of humor. He chooses to lead by quiet example instead of sound and fury. If more people and dogs were like him, the world would be a better place.

butterfly


Thank you for finding and posting this, Lisa. I found myself thinking a lot about my Dad last night. And how he and Chimo shared similar strengths. Both were teachers with a warm sense of humor and always willing to help others (Dad with people; Chimo with my other dogs and with my friends dogs who lacked confidence (Risa and Bella were two of his Fav non paq dogs).
Posted by: Braverhund

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 07:31 PM

Chimo lent his quiet strength and wisdom to Grimm, too-- and I am forever grateful. Ruq, wishing you some measure of comfort in knowing that Chimo touched so many of us, so very, very deeply. His patience, good sense, and leadership by example made Chimo so incredible special. He was really your boy. You kept eachother so safe. Chimo is loved by so many of us. Thinking warmly of you and your Paq tonight, Ruq. (((Hugs)))
Posted by: Diana

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 07:49 PM

Oh my gosh, another powerful bastion of a wonderful pack leaves for The Bridge... Ruq, I am so very sorry for his loss. hugging hugging hugging Renji is looking at me somberly; I'd like to think he is sending comfort for you and your pack as well.
Posted by: Woodreb

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 09:37 PM

I've been off line a couple of days because am out of time and have only limited internet access.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Chimo.

rip
Posted by: DancingCavy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 10:03 PM

I always thought of Chimo as a bit of inspiration. Much like Risa, he was shy outside but a bubbling personality in his comfort zone. I noticed, as he aged, he became more comfortable outside and hoped one day Ris could be the same way (and she's getting there).

He was so good with Risa. So calm and collected. She had nothing to fear from him.

Chimo and his harem of Packastanies:

Hanging with Bella:

Smiling with his daughter, KC:

And another from his first meeting with Risa:


R.I.P. Chimmy boy.
Posted by: CainGSD

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 10:40 PM

Ruq,

I am so very sorry for your loss of Chimo. Forever wouldn't be long enough to have them with us.

Wishing you comfort and peace.
Posted by: Strana1

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 10:59 PM

I saw this in another thread and thought it belonged here. (I hope you don't mind me moving it Dancing Cavy lurking)

Amaruq's boy, Chimo:
Posted by: DenaliFofali

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/03/10 11:38 PM

That is beautiful. I love all the pictures. He was such a great guy.
Posted by: Kayos

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 12:18 AM

Oh no!!!! I am so so sorry....... rip

I saw a reference to Chimo on the other board and I knew it was not going to be good when I opened this thread.

I am so sorry. Many hugs to you. hugging hugging hugging
Posted by: Ilghaus

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 03:36 AM

From his spot with Karl's Kids ...



Chimo, Mascot and Gentle Heart of a project sharing the same spirit

"Once a child is out of danger...
Once a child has emergency medical attention...
Once a child has life substaining drink and food...
A child needs cuddle time and lots of it."






After Hurricane Katrina Chimo helping to pack up the toys for Southern Mississippi.

~~~~ Amaruq Chimo Sata, you will always have a special place within the heart of KsKs. ~~~~
Posted by: Kayos

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 06:56 AM

What wonderful pictures!!! Such a kind face.
Posted by: GraciesMommy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 10:55 AM

I thought I was done crying....until the picture of Chimo and KC.... teary
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 01:12 PM

Chimo and KC were two of the strongest dogs I have ever owned, always there for me when I needed them. Keyzah has taken on their nurturing spirit as she tries to make me laugh each day and she is there to dry my tears. Jethro is taking it hard and has been doing a LOT of leaning and just wanting to be next to me.

Lakota and Rayne seem to have known it was coming- they are both being much stronger than I would have expected as they were very close with Chimo. Lakota is now having to tolerate Keyzah kisses which before I had to remind her that they were kisses from KC (who always ALWAYS had to greet Lakota with a thorough face wash every time she entered Lakota's room - any room where Lakota was at). Keyzah was doing this with Chimo but now she takes a quick glance and Chimo isn't there so she musters her resolve and gives Kota her Chimo kisses. Kota prepares to grump a bit at the baby and Keyzah steps back, lowers her head and slow wags her tail as if she is saying, "these are for Chimo" and Lakota stops her grumping and accepts all the kisses from Keyzah. She is such a wise and compassionate soul- Chimo influenced her a great deal in their short time together.

Tika is almost torn between the added burden she seems to have taken upon herself, her own grief and her wanting to try to comfort me and make me smile. I am trying to let her know in any way that I can I do not expect her to carry on in Chimo's role as Paq leader.
Posted by: Kayos

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 01:18 PM

Whoever says dogs do not understand and grieve is nuts. They too feel sorrow and loss and I am thinking of all of you.
Posted by: Mary Jane

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 01:39 PM

Of course Kathy is right

Originally Posted By: Kayos
Whoever says dogs do not understand and grieve is nuts. They too feel sorrow and loss


In addition, Ruq's Paq is so compassionate. I guess hard times bring out the best in some creatures.
Posted by: doubletrouble

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 03:02 PM

teary

It's heartbreaking when we lose one - so sorry.
Posted by: Elf Arrow

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 03:02 PM

hugging The Paq

rip Chimo
Posted by: jarn

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 03:34 PM

Ruq, I'm so sorry for your and the Paq's loss....RIP Chimo.
Posted by: Lucyluv

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 03:47 PM

Crying again here! Started with the KC/Chimo pic, then the Valentine's Day tribute, then Ruq, your tales of how the Paq is coping. They do grieve, deeply. And the pack dynamic has to change and settle. All the while Ruq, you have to get up, face your loss and be there for your pups, your job.....in some ways it's good, they make us get up and function.

Chimo has given me a gift I'd like to share with you. Your life has some parallels to mine...I lost my souldog, Lucy, you lost KC. Chimo was your gentle patriarch, I have my dear sweet old Aik. Keyzah and Zuzu??? Peas in a pod.

Aik is so undemanding that I sometimes give Zuzu more attention, and he got short shrift when Lucy was sick too. Chimo has reminded me how precious and dear Aik is, how much quiet strength he brings, how I rely on him to help raise Zuzu, to be my rock of calm and nurturing. He has been smothered with love and kisses in the last few days, and my appreciation of him has been renewed.

Thank you Chimo, for reinforcing how very special, important and dear you senior gentlemen can be. You HAVE touched those who didn't meet you, through the shining light of love in your eyes in the photos that Ruq has shared.

Bless you sweet Chimo for all you have done and please watch over your mommy and family always.
Posted by: Barb E

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 04:24 PM

There really are no words, there are some lovely tributes to Chimo here - as well as the rest of the Paq.
Just know I'm thinking of you hugging
Posted by: GSDTrain

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 05:44 PM

hugging
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/04/10 10:36 PM

Lakota seems more sad tonight even though she did greet me at the door after work. She seems less tolerant of Jethro's antics with her. I just pray she has the strength to make it through this too. frown
Posted by: Catu

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 01:39 AM

Ruq, my humble tribute to Chimo, when it comes to this kind of things I'm not good with words, but consider this a hug.

Chimo tribute
Posted by: MaxaLisa

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 02:10 AM

That's lovely teary
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 06:44 AM

Thank you so very much, Catu! That is beautiful! hugging
Posted by: GrandJan

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 11:45 AM

Simply beautiful. teary
Posted by: Braverhund

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 12:55 PM

Catu, that was so very beautiful. Thank you! teary Ruq, Grimm and I are keeping you in our thoughts today, as always, missing Chimo with you. What a life he lead. So many have learned by his benevolent example and strong, quiet leadership.
Posted by: AngelJ

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 03:42 PM

Many hugging
Posted by: elsie

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 07:38 PM

oh, i'm so sorry....
hugging
Posted by: SeanRescueMom

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/05/10 11:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Amaruq
rip
He did not make it through surgery. You will be forever loved and missed my strong Paq leader. The Paq and I have a huge gaping holes in our hearts tonight.


I feel terrible for missing this thread, my thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with you. RIP sweet angel. angel
Posted by: smerry

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/06/10 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: SeanRescueMom
Originally Posted By: Amaruq
rip
He did not make it through surgery. You will be forever loved and missed my strong Paq leader. The Paq and I have a huge gaping holes in our hearts tonight.


I feel terrible for missing this thread, my thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with you. RIP sweet angel. angel


hugging hugging hugging
Posted by: Northern GSDs

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/06/10 04:39 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Chimo. Sending supportive thoughts and strength your way for you and your pack.
Posted by: middleofnowhere

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/06/10 07:00 PM

I am so sorry. (I've been away nursing a computer virus.)
Posted by: Islandgsds

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/07/10 12:00 AM

Ruq, I have been taking a mini vacation from the thread and never knew about this tragedy until I saw your post on facebook.
I went back and read from the begining.
My heart is heavy with sadness for you.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why. teary

rip sweet Chimo.
Posted by: Joan

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/07/10 03:12 PM

OMG Ruq, I'm so, so sorry! I can't believe this! teary

rip Old man..Run Free
Posted by: Wisc.Tiger_Val

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/08/10 06:56 PM

Joan, I see this is your first post. I want to welcome you to the board, I just wish it could have been under better circumstances.

rip Chimo

Val
Posted by: GSDTrain

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/08/10 11:09 PM

Still Sending supportive thoughts and strength your way for you and your pack.
Posted by: elisabeth

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/10/10 07:22 PM

I am so sorry to read this...

RIP Chimo...
Posted by: galadybug

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/30/10 03:14 PM

My heart goes out to you. hugging

rip Chimo
Posted by: Amaruq

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 08:49 PM

It's has been a year, Chimo, since we lost you. We all still miss your gentle guidance but we know you are near. Forever, and always, the leader of the Paq.

wub teary wub
Posted by: DancingCavy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 09:09 PM

*HUGS*
Posted by: Wisc.Tiger_Val

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 09:20 PM

Chimo you are still in our hearts. Such a special boy.
Posted by: Kayos

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 09:53 PM

hugging
Posted by: GSDTrain

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 09:58 PM

hugging
Posted by: GraciesMommy

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 10:40 PM

grouphug
Posted by: JeanKBBMMMAAN

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 11:05 PM

What a wonderful boy.
Posted by: Tara

Re: Chimo is at the vet- prayers PLEASE - 03/02/11 11:32 PM

hugging