Chloe was born September 30, 2002 and she was my very first foster pup. She was the sweetest girl ever and Jake, my 8 year old pittie boy loved her too. We adopted her at 4 months of age when someone was interested in her and we realized she was already home. Chloe came to her first Take Your Dog To Work Day in June of 2003 and she was only 9 months old. She loved it and even won the costume contest as a busy bee. She came with me every year since then. She was even chosen as Pet Sitters International’s Take Your Dog To Work Day Poster Dog in 2005 and was also the Honorary Poster Dog in 2012.
In February of 2013, a tumor was found on her front, right leg. I had it removed twice and it just made it angrier and more aggressive. It was a Hemangiopericytoma – Cancer of the blood vessel cells. Due to the aggressive growth of the tumor and the possibility that it could burst or Chloe’s life would need to be cut short if it took over, I decided to have her front leg amputated on May 17, 2016. She was a Survivor and my Warrior Princess. Chloe still came to Dog Day that June 2016 and it was a Halloween Theme. We brought humor into our costume. I was her Surgeon and she was my amputee. We won the Most Creative Costume.
I was following Camp Fifty on Facebook and came across a dog named Roosevelt – Roo for short. Roo was rescued from a shelter and during his vet visit/dental it was found that he had bone cancer. From that point on Sarah and Kelly decided that to make every day his best day and soon it was known as Live Like Roo. Roo passed in September of 2015 and the LLR Foundation was created shortly afterward to help others with a cancer diagnosis of their dog financially and emotionally. They wanted to bring happiness into their lives and help the dog and family Live Like Roo. Chloe was one of the first recipients of their cancer care packages with Roo’s some of Roo’s favorite things. They also helped me financially with her amputation surgery, hydrotherapy & laser therapy sessions. They were a God Send for us.
Chloe started to have a hard time eating in 2017. She was losing weight and I knew she was hungry but she didn’t feel good when she ate. In June of 2017, Chloe was asked to be the Dog of Honor in a fundraiser that Live Like Roo was hosting – the Wedding of Bill the Peanut and Cheese, two toothless chihuahuas. Chloe got sick the day before and was not feeling well and I knew her time was drawing near. I really needed her journey to come full circle and have her meet the wonderful Sarah and volunteers from Live Like Roo so we made the wedding in Chicago. It was very difficult but Chloe was a trooper and still smiled during it. She started to do a better and I didn’t feel she was ready to go and I thought she was going to make it to our Disney Dogs Dog Day. My girl crossed the night before Take Your Dog To Work Day. The worst day of my life. I saw the fundraiser event through and made Chloe proud. Village Green decided to re-name our event after Chloe to Honor her. Chloe, after all, was the face of Dog Day after attending 14 years worth of Dog Days and she was almost 15 years old.
This year’s event, will be on Chloe’s One Year Angelversary. I know it is going to be hard but I want to make her proud again and honor her and Roo. After all, I know that she did LIVE LIKE ROO and lived life to its fullest.
Chloe – You will Always and Forever be in My Heart! I love you baby girl!
Creating Memories with CHLOE – https://www.facebook.com/ChloeMarie93002/