Chloe Cope
12/22/2020 - 10/15/2020Chloe Cope 12/22/2007 - 10/15/2020

At 3:53 this afternoon our precious Chloe crossed over the Rainbow Bridge πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”. She has been fighting lymphoma since early on in the pandemic. She was diagnosed in April and only given a few weeks to live. But Chloe being Chloe she was stubborn and proved the doctor wrong. I suspect she just wanted One more Summer (her favorite season). As Summer turned to Fall her breathing became more labored and at times stridorous, and she has almost completely lost the use of her hind legs. I made her the promise when she was diagnosed that I would not let her suffer. Although I dont think she is in pain, I am certain she is mentally frustrated and confused with the changes she is experiencing. And so with her quality of life significantly and rapidly failing we made the decision to end her suffering and euthanize her here at home. Late this afternoon, surrounded by Lisa, Ryan, and I we helped comfort her as she drifted off into a forever sleep. Dr. George and the staff of Lap of Love were so very comforting and helpful in guiding us through Chloe's last couple hours. I am absolutely certain that she is chasing squirrels and rabbits with Alex and Haley (her brother and sister), and barking at every bird larger than a sparrow she sees. Our hearts and house will have an emptiness as Fall turns to Winter and Winter turns to Spring. Life will go on and we are better people for having had the privilege to be her humans. Traditionally when a friend loses a dog I share the video of Jimmy Stewart's story about "A Dog named Beau" so below is the link to a YouTube video of Mr. Stewart's appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Good bye sweet girl, go run and play ...... Free dog Chloe.

#cancersucks #freedog #rainbowbridge #lapofloverocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3unTt67nxg
Doug CoopeXenia, OhioOctober 20, 2020
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Your memorial to Chloe resonated with me so much. We lost our boy yesterday and relate to how you feel. I believe we'll all be together again, when we too, cross that Rainbow Bridge.Connie McBee - October 22, 2020

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