Friday, October 22, 2010
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.