You Lucky Dog You

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Brent Cannon:
Brent CannonThe new issue of San Jose Magazine is out and Chip is in it. From time to time, Laura and I mention our little dog Chip. He is among those featured in the new issue, and we are happy to see his furry little face gracing the page.

Laura has written before about what happened, but as a reminder, not long ago we almost lost Chip. No, he didn’t run off and we couldn’t find him. We almost lost him, as in he almost died.

Chip was being a dog one night – saw some people walking behind our back patio. He was on the balcony and was barking. But he squeezed through the bars and onto a slim ledge – and fell. I was out of town, but Laura rushed him to a 24 hour vet. emergency room. They could hardly find a pulse and Chip eventually slipped into a doggie coma.

He made it through the night – and a month later was getting back to normal.

But before he was really out of the woods, we got a call from San Jose Magazine, asking if Chip could be in the October issue. We didn’t know if he’d be around for the photo shoot and told them, if he survived, he’d do it. Obviously he pulled through. If you look closely at the picture you can see his front legs are shaved. That’s where they had put the IV.

Today, Chip is back to his old (or young) self. He runs and plays and won’t give me a moment’s peace until he has his afternoon walk. And as I have mentioned in the past – we still have to have a game of chase at 3:00 a.m.! But these days it takes on a new meaning. I remember when he was sick and near death how much I would appreciate his bright little eyes and wagging tail, begging for a game of chase if he would just pull through. And he did!

Chip – you are one lucky dog.

Brent Cannon
NBC Bay Area Anchor

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