Tanner Chance

July 24, 2009 ~ June 20, 2022 (age 12)


Saying goodbye ... it's never easy, but we had to be selfless today and let our Tanner, T-bo-banner, T, cross the bridge. He and his sister, Blue, were our first sibling pair (Vanity & Vadin) adopted from Wright-Way Rescue on October 16, 2009. He crawled right into my lap and fell asleep while his mischievous sister landed herself in the mop bucket. Their adoption led our family to being forever intertwined with WWR and it's all because of these two blond pups. They were meant to be ours and our lives are forever better because of all of the days we got to spend with them.
Blue passed in 2018 and despite advanced bilateral hip dysplasia, Tanner soldiered on in a house with 4 other big dogs. He could still set a land speed record up the stairs and across the porch to come get that treat. With pain meds, he managed pretty darn well. In the end, I probably waited too long, but then the Holy Spirit just told me, it was time. He passed peacefully at home with Dr. Poe here, and we told him we loved him until his last breath. It absolutely guts you. It's never going to be the same in this house after 13 years with him here. I will miss his ear-piercing, glass-shattering yips at 4am and throughout the day to go out, his jumps on the door handle to let himself in if we don't get there fast enough, his obscene skin tag and his freakishly long tongue. In the end, how blessed we were to have had him for so long. How thankful we are that we were able to give him his happily ever after. 

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