8/3/1998 - 3/13/2015Chewbacca "Chewie" Chiappone (aka Bubba, Hairy Monster and Chewers) came into my life over 16.5 years ago. He was rescued from a shelter in Columbus, OH at 8 weeks old. Since then, he has been with me, and even traveled with me to live abroad in Germany. Chewie was not a perfect dog; he certainly tore up things in his early years and suffered from separation anxiety. But, he was always by your side, offering you his companionship and his love. Although nearly 50 pounds, Chewie often considered himself a lap dog and also slept most of his years in our bed. He had an insatiable love of salmon skin, sweet potatoes, pizza crusts and ice cream. He enjoyed running thru the forest, playing in snow, chasing squirrels, lizards, and ducks and loved going for walks and playing with his Kong. He would tear up/kill any toy up you gave him for Christmas in 2 minutes flat. Chewie was my first pet. I never knew how much you could love an animal until he came into my life. Chewie passed away today at peace, surrounded by his brother, Chico, myself and my ex-husband, Danny. We told him how much we loved him, thanked him for all the love he gave us, and that we would see him again someday. In the meantime, I wish for him to be young again, to have a never ending supply of treats, and all of the forest to run and to play. You will always be forever in our hearts. For those of you who knew Chewie, please raise a glass in his honor and remember your favorite story about him. RIP, Chewie. xoxoKerri CBoca Raton, FloridaMarch 16, 2015
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