Casey R. Chessie RIP 5/28/13

Tuesday my friend lost her Senior Rescue Dog. Dina adopted Casey as a senior dog, she only had a few years with him but from all the pictures and story’s she posted up you could tell she loved him and he loved her and together their life was complete. I wish more people would be like Dina and take a chance with a senior pet. They have so much to offer, they might not get to offer it for long but the time they do is well worth it. They teach us so much about life. All they want is someone to take care of them and treat them kindly and what they give back is so much more! The seniors need love too!

May the wind always be at your back, the sunshine in your face and may your legs run like there is no tomorrow. Peace my friend, shine bright tonight! Love you buddy and peace to your mom in the days, weeks, years ahead!


I made this picture video for Dina so she could have all of Casey’s pictures all in one place. She took all these wonderful pictures and will have them forever in her heart.

Casey R Chessie
A Poem Dedicated to Senior Rescues
One By One
One by one, they pass by my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can’t run and play.
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.
A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can’t justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.
When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw thru the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.
And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.
*Leslie Whalen*

10 thoughts on “Casey R. Chessie RIP 5/28/13

  1. This is such a really, really beautiful post and you were so nice to make that wonderful picture video for your friend. And that poem . . . oh, it just takes my breath away. I am so glad that your friend opened her heart and her home to Casey, and that he was so truly and deeply loved at the end of his life.


  2. Your photo video was beautiful! Thanks for making it. And your poem brought me to tears. I love it! It’s now posted in my office. 🙂 My husband and I adopted a 10 year old Chessie several years back. We only had him for 2 1/2 years, but it was a loving 2 1/2 years. He had been dumped at a shelter because he was “too old”. I think we got his best years–sweet and appreciative. Casey will be missed by many…… ❤


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