The time SunDance, my Golden Retriever crossed over [1999-2012]


The time SunDance, my Golden Retriever crossed over

SunDance was pure joy, and spread unconditional love whenever he went. He was way more popular than me. During Chinese New Year, neighbors would give Lai See (red packets) and treats like a human son.

He had a long Canadian Champion lineage from his father “Bogey-Par-Birdie” lineage. His Cantonese name was “Chaen Toor Kum” meaning plenty of gold!

We took him from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur where he was super happy to have a huge semi-detached house to run around.

The only thing he was sacred about in Malaysia were the very loud thunder and festive firecrackers. The poor big guy would tremble uncontrollably and jump onto our laps like a terrified little puppy. Later we would strap him in a tight harness and short leash him – that seemed to calm him down a bit.

In the middle of 2012, when he reached 13 years old, he started to weaken over a 2 month period. He had little appetite, and lost a lot of weight. Dr. Stephen of Healing Pets said his heart is getting weaker. He couldn’t even go down a flight of stairs to the outside porch to pee and poo. I had to carry him.

I dreaded the day Brenda, my crossed over wife told me to say my goodbyes. I remember talking to Sundance for about 30 minutes. He was so weak lying still that he could not even lift up his head or wag his tail, that’s not the super lively SunDance I knew. I pat and stroke him, and held his paw. I can feel his unconditional love as my tears rolled down to his soft golden fur. His face had turned whitish over the last 2-3 years.

Then Brenda asked if I would want to see the Vet euthanize him the next day. I just couldn’t –  cause my heart was broken terribly. I wanted to remember SunDance with the fondest of memories, in a positive space.

Bye bye SunDance. I miss you much.

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Global CEO-Founder of ChangeU and Movsha Movers & Shakers, Hero-CEO Whisperer, Writer, The #1 Alpha Change Expert, Father of Asian FireWalking Robert Chaen is an International Keynote Speaker, writer, researcher, and corp games designer. He is famously known to be the “Hero-CEO Whisperer”, 1-on1 coaching with many CEOs and Celebrities for corporate strategies, staff & office political issues, personal branding, and even public figure OSHA safety drilling called Drager Defense. He has transformed CEOs and managers in Coca-Cola China, TVB Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airport Services, VADS, TM, Public Bank, Auditor General's Office Maldives, etc. He is the prolific creator and online Author of innovative management tools such as DragonCEO, Diamond Leader, Papillon Personal Effectiveness, OSHA Drager Defense, KPI Bank, etc. He is also the Founder of Movsha, an international networking with monthly mingles with MOVers & SHAkers, Angels, Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Celebrities, HR-PR-CSR, HODs, and the Most Influential IDEA people. ​Chaen is widely considered as one of the top International Platform Keynote Speakers for Resorts World Genting Senior Management Conference (Manila), 7-Eleven HK, Samsung, Coca-Cola China Mini-MBA @Tsing Hua University, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Story Conference where he interviewed Datuk Kamarudin (Chairman of AirAsia) and Siti Nurhaliza. He has been widely featured in TVB, AWSJ, CNBC, SCMP, The Star, and Sin Chew. As “The Father of Asian FireWalking”, he coached TVB celebrities (Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin) to walk on 650°C fire; and raised HK$68M in the world’s 1st and only live TV Charity FireWalk (TVB Tung Wah Charity Show), before Tony Robbins even came to Asia. If Robert can get you to walk on 650⁰C fire, he can inspire you to be THE BEST. He champions CN-HK-EU-US Tycoons to be philanthropic, and to be angel investors to support the next generation of Jack Mas, Steve Jobs, Richard Bransons, Steven Spielbergs, or Barrack Obamas. With some slick motivational speakers with fake doctorates out there, graduates often describe Robert to be "the most credible, empowering, truthful Coach" who believe in his graduates to believe in themselves. ​However, clients have described Robert as "The #1 Cool Badass Alpha Change Expert". He has the coolest first class stature, rapport and trust from clients. He will not hesitate to tell the badass truth ever so gently because clients are paying him big bucks to reveal the truth, find solutions, persuade the hostile HODs, and align cross-teams within the organization. Originally based in Hong Kong for 20+ years, he had worked with top Branding/Ad agencies at J Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, and was a certified FranklinCovey (7 Habits) in USA, and NLP MasterCoach (USA). His warmth is known to soften the most hardened, resistant sceptics. He will inspire your team to Go for Top 1, or to be a Dragon CEO. With boundless energies, Robert owns 15+ successful business Joint-Ventures, and created unique products under his global VC network called Chaen's Angels VC. He is deeply passionate about ChangeUTH Youth CSR, Science-Based Medicine (vs. quackery), short films and Reality TV. Touched by a personal tragedy through the loss of his HK-born Portuguese wife, co-coach and business partner, Brenda José of 18 years, Robert explores the many ways in which the spirit world is communicating with the living with real scientific studies and evidence. He gives inspiring conferences on The Secret Afterlife.

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