Monday, May 4, 2020

Fly Free Choppy

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (Photo from Travels with Choppy Blog)

I love everyone in Blogville but Choppy the dog was a particular favorite and I was stunned today to read he suddenly went to the Bridge shortly following surgery for a torn CCL and meniscus.  He was only 11.

I first met his Mom Sarah through social media when I lived in Indianpolis and she lived in the area working as a attorney.  We both supported the same dog rescue organization and started to chat.

Choppy was an amazing dog - he went with her everywhere, hiking and walking all over the United States, including Alaska (Choppy's Mom is a Travel Writer of multiple books).  When Sarah got married and moved North, North to Wisconsin, Choppy still spent time walking but at home, he was known for wearing silly costumes (which he LOVED to don) and balancing an assortment of things on his head while he annoyed his nemesis Schooner the cat.

He also is the star of a book of corny dog jokes on Amazon which makes me laugh every time I pick it up.

You are so going to be missed Choppy.


  1. I am so sorry to read this. We have visited his page a lot. Very tragic news.

  2. Oh, so sorry to hear this. So many of our original blogging buddies have gone. :(

  3. We were equally shocked at reading about sweet Choppy's passing yesterday. Too many good dogs and kitties have crossed the Bridge lately. 💔

  4. I never meet Choppy. So sad to hear about his death. Run free.

  5. Thank you for this lovely tribute. I have been blown away by the outpouring of love for Choppy. It has brightened my low spirits to know that Choppy was so loved.

  6. Oh so sad. No matter how long our dogs are with us, it is never long enough.

  7. I'm so very sorry to hear about your furend Choppy. What a beautiful life Choppy lived. We went over and read his Mom's blog. Made me cry. I cried for Choppy. I cried for Mom. I cried for all our babies at the Bridge. My most sincere condolences to all who knew and loved Choppy.


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