Chloe's story begins about 16 years ago.
Kathy was not looking for a dog while shopping at a local pet store one day. A local animal rescue group had several dogs on display and she saw Chloe, and she asked , is that a briard?
Kathy wasn't sure because Chloe was abused badly and neglected.
She brought this dog home and immediately fell in love with Kathy, but not her husband at that time. I met Kathy a few years later when she joined the First Aid Squad I belonged to. She was going through a divorce and we started dating.
After several dates I was introduced to Chloe. Now remember, Chloe was very protective of Kathy and also her territory. Kathy told me to walk right up to her like I belonged there. When she first saw me she came right up to me and she barked her head off and growled slightly. Within a few minutes she allowed me to pet her and play with her. Kathy and I knew then that we were meant to be together, because Chloe told us this in her own way.Kathy and I have been together for almost 10 years now but unfortunately Chloe passed away on Christmas Eve of 2005. She had become the most lovable dog you could imagine.
Since Chloe's passing she has been in our thoughts many times, and I believe this is how she is looking over me and Kathy. At times she is not in my thoughts but I know she is out in the world somewhere helping others. If you have seen this angel, in your dreams or in your thoughts, maybe there was a time when you heard a dog's bark but could not see her, this may have been Chloe watching over you.
I miss her, so if you do see her, hear her or feel the presence of her, let her know that we are still here for her, as she has been there for us.