Chelsea Anne our Springer Spaniel

by Heidi
(Pennsylvania)

Chelsea came into my life when she was only 1 week old. She was not full blooded, her mother was an English Springer Spaniel and her father was a Chocolate Lab. Chelsea was liver and white and just such an angel.


I fed her with an eye dropper and she was on medicine because the vet said she had an ear infection and a urinary infection.

But she was a fighter and we made it through. She grew up with my son and was a wonderful member of our family. She gave me so many great memories.

In March of 2010 she became ill and despite the efforts of the vet and me and my husband she was not improving. On March 24 I had to make the hardest decision of my life, to end her suffering and let her be at peace. My husband and I went with her and we held her and kissed her while she slowly faded away. She was 17 years old.

That day a piece of me died with her. I had her cremated and a special urn made for her. She sits on my fireplace mantle and is always with me. Not a day goes by that I do not think of her.

When I pass away my family knows that I am to be cremated and then her ashes and mine will be spread together. She was my best friend and I loved her more than words will ever express. I miss her so very much. I also lost her sister, Hershey Lynn, a cholate lab, on July 1 of 2010.

I now have Annie Mae (named in Chelsea's) honor. She is an AKC English Springer Spaniel, Liver and White. She is now 8 months old. Appropriatley enough the breeder I purchased her from was named Chelsea's English Springer Spaniels. A wonderful breeder by the way, we still keep in touch.

I now know that I will never be without a springer in my life. Annie reminds me so much of Chelsea. She is the reason I get out of bed in the morning. Everytime I look at her I smile. She is the light of my life and I am so glad I made the decision to bring another springer into my life. That is my story and by the way I cried the entire time I typed this.

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Mar 26, 2011
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dearest dog
by: Lynn

Dear Heidi

Firstly, so sad for your loss. Our dogs are part of our life and our family, they are more often than not better than humans as they will always love us, welcome us, keep our secrets and never tell.

I think there will never be a dog to replace your first ESS (we lost ours in Feb 2010) but hopefully the future ESS will help ease the pain.

Mar 25, 2011
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Your Stoy Touched My Heart
by: Rob

Dear Heidi, Your story touched my heart. We had 2 German Shepperds and had to put them to rest one year apart. This was one of the hardest things I have ever done. After we lost the second one our house and hearts were empty. After a couple of months we purchased Sadie, a black and white Springer and she has more than filled our house and hearts.I have posted some pictures of her on this site. I wish you years of love and companionship with your new friend. Best Wishes, Rob, Mississauga, Ont. Can.

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