Chewy's story started on Death Row in a dog shelter somewhere in NC. Butch (who later became known as Chewy's driver) met him there. They had a chat (what was said between the two only they know) but it was determined they belonged together.
Together they stayed for the next 13 years. Chewy loved his Dad with all his heart, and he wanted to be where ever his Dad was. That proved to be on a motorcycle a lot of the time. Chewy looked at his Dad one day and said Dad I can do this. Sure enough he did.
That my furiends was only part of Chewy's claim to fame. Chewy had a mug and a personality that could melt the hardest of hearts. Chewy made a few coast to coast rides in his lifetime racking up the furiends, as he racked up the miles.
He became known in many circles as "Chewy Biker Dog" including several with the Patriot Guard Riders, as well as other civic groups. Chewy is a one in a million pup and his memory will never die.
This is a direct quote from Chewy's Dad on his FaceBook page.
3 Apr 2017. Chewy's little earthly body went to eternal sleep a little after 1245pm today. Jo, Lindsay (Doc) Warner, Tracy Vester and I were with him. Chewy seemed OK when I left for work. He went downhill quickly during the morning, much like when he collapsed in June 2015. Jo rushed Chewy to Animal Hospital of Peak Plaza (AHPP), and I met them there. I could tell in Chewy's eyes that it was time. Pawrents know what Jo and I went through today and are now going through in his physical absence. I pray I made the right decision for Chewy.
The caregivers at AHPP took loving care of Chewy to the end. Chewy passed very peacefully with his driver laying next to him. On his collar, Chewy always wore a Fish (Alpha and Omega), a St Francis medal (given to him by the MeanStreet Riders), and a Service Dog tag given to him by David Cantara (Patriot Rovers). Chewy passed wearing his USO bandana -- we put that bandana on him Saturday morning. He wore that bandana to a Patriot Guard mission on Saturday, and to a Special Olympics fundraiser (Zuma 'round Town with Doctah Steve) on Sunday were he was surrounded many, many veterans and law enforcement officers. His last two days with us were doing what he loves -- riding and sniffing people and pooches.
The Rainbow Bridge is a wonderful poem, but I know it's not real. Heaven IS real, and there are references in the Bible that animals are in Heaven. I know I'm not perfect, but I know God and Jesus are real, and that Jesus gave his life so we can have eternal life. Because I believe in Jesus and what He did for us, I'm going to Heaven, and I feel in my heart and soul that Chewy is now in Heaven. As Scott Mason said at the closing of this segment about Chewy that was first aired in January 2016: "In God we Trust, with Faith, for the road ahead." Jo and I trust in God.
On Saturday night, I told my bestest, furry buddy who helped Jo keep me alive in my PTSD battle ... Thanks for having my six for the past 13 years.
I love you, ChewChew. More importantly, thank you for leading me down the path of your little ministry on two wheels and being a part of your adventures.
Lord, thank you for blessing us with Chewy. It was an honor to ride with Chewy to spread Your Word.
Charlie Mike "IronMutt"!
We in the Dog Blogging community tip our tails and lower our hats to Chewy Biker Dog and his Dad Butch. We know you're waiting on the other side for your Dad and your eternal last ride. RIP Dear Chewy. We'll see you guys on the other side.
Love, Molly and my Mom
Click here for the link to Chewy and his Dads Memorial Video posted on FB