August 2, 2004 - September 11, 2014
Although I haven't said anything, Charge has been battling cancer for over 4 months. Like he did everything in his life, he gave it his all.
I think I had so much faith in the toughness of this dog that I believed he would beat it right up to the end.
Over the years I have referred to him as 'The Perpetual Motion Machine', he was a true powerhouse of a dog.
He loved his people, but he was a working dog at heart. He ate, lived and breathed to run. I have NO DOUBT that every morning he woke up and said 'thanks' for being a sled dog.
The last morning of his life, despite his cancer ravaged body, as I hooked up dogs he ran around barking and trying to convince me to take him.
Many dogs have passed through my life. All were loved - but some ..... well.......let's just say for some it takes four days to be able to sit down and share the news of their loss.