Chai Noi - August 4, 2004 to February 15, 2008
Chai Noi came to Canada from Thailand in December of 2004. We were working/volunteering there and brought him home with us. He was born with a bad heart that could not be helped or fixed by modern day medicine. When he was first assessed in Guelph, the cardiologist told us that he would live ten months at the most. She said that it was the worst looking heart she'd ever seen. Needless to say, Chai way outlived the odds and lived a full, happy life.
We always said that it would be the biggest gift if he would live long enough to be in our wedding, and sure enough he and his sister Abbee marched happily down the aisle as the ring bearer and flower girl on September 16, 2006. Chai's favourite activities included trudging through the woods, playing in the lake at the cottage, wrestling with his sister and eating clementines on special occasions. He was our "little pug hat" as he would always climb on top of the couch, pillows or chairs and sleep with his head on top of ours and each paw on our shoulders.
His Thai name meant "little prince" and he lived up to it every day! He was a sweet, gentle soul and will be missed terribly by John, Laura and Abbee.