Friday, October 22, 2010

Clancy


It's hard to write of the passing of Dachshunds here, and even harder when you know them personally.  So, with tears streaming down our face, we report the passing of our dear friend, incredibly handsome red smooth 'Clancy,' who left this planet on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010.  He had just had his 11th birthday, and his passing was quite unexpected.  Words can't express our sorrow, and words can't express the love and admiration we have for him, and his humans - true friends and Dachshundists to the core.
Clancy was a "special needs" dog - a breeder boy who had gone blind - and his humans found it in their hearts to adopt him and give him the best life he could possibly have.  And while his blindness may have hampered him in some situations, his lovable Dachshund personality would always shine through and quickly bring a smile to your face.
Clancy and his humans have been big supporters of this site for many years now - a cursory look details submission after submission from our pal Clancy.  And if you don't know his humans, you know his Dad's work - he writes most of the fine monthly columns at Dachshund Delights - which most recently included a beautiful poem about your 'Long and Short of it All' host 'Joey.'  And you've no doubt read his Dad's work in other places around the net and you didn't even know it - surely you've read Poe's First Draft of 'The Raven'?
We took the above photo of Clancy at a local Dachshund meetup here in Chicago.  His dad would always carry him in the blue checked knapsack because that is where Clancy felt comfortable.  We will sure miss you, little guy.  You were so loved.

19 comments:

Jablana said...

Our heart goes out to humans of CLancy!!:( J&L

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us know about sweet Clancy. We will remember his family in our prayers.

cheyne923 said...

Oh so sorry to hear about Clancy! Jeeves and I are sending our hearts and hugs to his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

RIP Clancy. You were truly loved and will be truly missed.

h/t/c

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers for Clancy's family. May the Good Lord ease their pain in this tough time.

impromptublogger said...

I'm so sorry - he looked like he was a wise old man. He will definitely be missed.

Alicia said...

A sweet boy with loving family and friends! Condolences to all, and may Clancy romp with perfect sight in his new kingdom.

Anne said...

our hearts go out to Clancy's family!! sounds like he had a full life and will be missed!!

all our doxie love,
Roxie Lou, Coco Beane and Auntie Annie Em

curator said...

Oh no! Many virtual hugs and sympathy wishes to Clancy's family - may they know healing thoughts are coming from friends they haven't met yet. May Clancy find friends in Heaven too.

Jerry S. said...

This is Clancy's dad. Thanks to Joey and Maggie for the best tribute my boy could hope for, and thanks to all of you for your kind words. The little guy is greatly missed around our home.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear about Clancy, prayers and hugs for the family

Lexi and Bismarch

Valya said...

Such a handsome photograph and a touching tribute for a sweet, sweet boy.

My children and I loved to see Clancy on our visits to his Dad's home. He will be missed, but never forgotten.

Love to all who loved him.

JANN said...

My deepest condolences to Clancy's family. I know he is in a much better place where he waits for you there. May God comfort all who loved him during this difficult transition.

Jean in Georgia said...

Clancy was a most remarkable little man, but his humans are some of the most remarkable people I've had the pleasure to know. My heart is breaking for them.

Doxie Rod said...

so sorry to hear about clancy! our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. what a handsome boy he was, i'm sure he will be dearly missed.

Anonymous said...

rest well, clancy, you will actually see your family for the first time on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

Anonymous said...

Oh, we just read this and are crying. Clancy was such a sweetheart and we know his dad and mom loved him so, so much.

I don't have Jerry's email, so if you read this Jerry, please know that we are thinking of you and Kay during this difficult time.

Clancy was a wonderful dog and will truly be missed.

Ben and Katy
Bogie and Monty

Haley said...

It's always sad to hear of a dachshund's passing. Bye, bye Clancy. RIP sweet boy.

rannyh said...

poor Clancy and thank you for taking him into your home and loving him and giving him the best care in the whole world after his blindness and i know he loves you so much for it

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