Stories about my angel golden retriever, Chester.
The fun, the agony and the best of the time we have!
Here are some bits & pieces about my dear angel Chester:
Chester was a cheeky bum and a couch potato. Treasure hunt and hide and seek were 2 of his favorite games. He used to love football too and taunted passerby especially those on 2 wheelers (learned from Zebra) but had grown out of it as the years pass. He was a shy, gentle and timid guy at heart. He learned very quickly and understood over 50 commands. Food was his life!
His favorite pastimes were sleeping, nibbling at his teddy or blanket, walking with his two owners and visiting his girlfriends (both human and furry ones). He loved tummy and back rub, water (=bath + ice) and treats. His nicknames were che-cheh, che, chez, keke keke, bear bear, fei chu yoke (fatty pork), siu yoke (roasted pig), oppa (brother/오빠), ajeoshi (uncle/아저씨), eongdong-i (butt/엉덩이) and mister. He was some sort of a multilingual dog. He understood some English, Hokkien and Korean. Funny I never spoke to him Cantonese. His intelligence sometimes surprises me until the day he passed. He learned commands REAL fast and can catch what you were doing even before the action begins. He was really special and I loved him to bits. Muaks XOX
Few weeks back, I found a swimming place for dogs. In planning to bring Chester there, I thought I’ll make it easier for Chester to climb up and down the car since his legs have been getting weaker. So I tried with a stool – failed. Then I found a long board in the house. He managed reaching the car seat with the board. On coming down, instead of making use of the board, he jumped down side way. I decided to let him try one more time. Going up was a success again. But he decided to jump down again and I tried to prevent that and he landed quite badly. Ouch! I thought I’ll try again but he kept refusing. So I gave up thinking he must be afraid. That night, he looks fine.
My sis bathed Chester the other day, so I took the opportunity to snap some photos of Chester in his wet, sexy and serious look. Ohlala Enjoy!
Yes, bath time! I love it. I’m busy licking my hand smeared with shampoo.
When I went to Singapore recently, I had Chester boarded in someone’s home. It’s not his first time there as Chester had stayed there few years ago when I went to Hong Kong (spending 6 nights there) and more recently when I went to Melaka (spent a night there).
Presenting some hot pancakes for the master at the boarding house. Hehehe
Remember Chester’s new golden friend ? He’s Chester’s plush toy golden retriever. Well, I found the two of them mimicking one another in many occasions. They are such good friends.
Special note: I swear I didn’t plan/stage Dalbong like that. It was all Chester himself. Okay maybe only photo no. 2. 😛
Recently I stumbled upon this origami butterfly page. I make one and it was super easy.
Here’s Chester with my first origami butterfly.