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Ode to Diego

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments


Yesterday the animal world lost a great friend: Diego Chandler. For his short life, he touched many lives. He was so loving, so silky-soft, and so full of energy and curiosity about the world. He loved to ride around on Hugh’s shoulders (and even mine once or twice).

Hugh and Jami adopted Diego just six short months ago. He was soon diagnosed with kitty leukemia and spent most of his life hanging out in the bathroom sink of their bedroom. But he was more than content there. He then developed a tumor in his lungs that was just too much for the little guy to handle.

I’m glad I got to know Diego — who reminded me of my old friend Licorice — and got to be his friend and even his one-time maid. My condolences to Hugh and Jami on the loss of Diego, and rest in peace, little man.






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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Barbara Chandler (alias: mom) // May 22, 2007 at 9:44 am

    Thanks for your ode to Diego! He was my grandkitty and I very much enjoyed both the stories of his adventures and the great pictures, mostly of him draped around someone’s neck. At least his last six months were spent happily with Hugh , Jami, and the great group of friends there in Saratoga Springs. Thanks again for your thoughtful reminiscence of Diego!

  • 2 Kirk Forslund // May 22, 2007 at 10:37 am

    So sad. I didn’t know Diego, but since he lived with Hugh and Jami, I know his last months were spent pampered and loved.
    You’re my boy Diego!