Clover and Snoopy

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Clover and Snoopy
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Names Clover
Date of Birth c. April-May 2012
Gender Female (Clover)
Male (Snoopy)
Breed Beagle
Owners Barbara

Clover and Snoopy (b. circa April/May 2012[1]) are the Chandlers' beagles. Chris and Barb bought them at a puppy mill in Fredricksburg on 13 May 2012. The idea of hoarding dogs was originally Barb's idea, and Chris eventually acquiesced. The CWC community learned of their existence on 1 August 2012, when a link to an entry of them Chris submitted to a local contest was posted on the CWCki Forums; Chris didn't win the contest.

According to one of Chris's Facebook posts, the dogs are siblings. Clover has a white mark on her snout, and Snoopy doesn't. Additionally, they each have an animal chew toy - Clover has a duck, Snoopy a skunk. Snoopy has a green collar, and Clover, Chris's dog, naturally has a pink collar. Barb claimed in the Rental House Tour audio that the dogs were part fox, though this is incredibly unlikely – no authenticated hybrids between domestic dogs and foxes exist.

Snoopy, who officially belongs to Barb, is unimaginatively named after the dog from Peanuts, who was also a beagle. Even though Snoopy is her dog, Chris was listed as the person responsible for not getting proper checks and licenses for both dogs, according to legal records from 2016.

The origin of Clover's name is unclear. It was initially believed to be derived from Patti-Chan's origin story in Sonichu #6, which featured a four-leaf clover by way of explanation. When Chris first introduced the dogs on Facebook, he posted the cryptic comment, "'Shine, little Clover, Glimmer, Glimmer.' :D." This would imply that Clover's name actually came from Chris mishearing the lyrics to Johnny Mercer's song "The Glow-Worm" (which he probably heard from Bob's collection). The actual lyrics are: "Shine, little glow-worm, glimmer, glimmer." However, to confuse the story even more, during his date with Catherine, Chris claimed that Clover was named after the character from the show My Little Pony Tales.

Poor Living Conditions and Neglect

In the background is one of the newspaper spots where the Chandler dogs relieve themselves. Pictured in April 2018, in the doorway of the kitchen.

On 6 August 2013, Chris posted on Facebook a picture of dog urine on a newspaper. In December 2014, a statement released by Catherine (who was invited to the Chandler's Rental House by Chris himself) confirmed that the dogs are not house-trained, are aggressive towards strangers, and are severely obese. This was especially apparent in a series of photos released in November 2015. The dogs were still relieving themselves on newspaper in April 2018, evidenced when Chris filmed a paid request video which showed a newspaper with dog shit on it in the background[2]. In the Rental House Tour, Barb can be heard attempting to justify her gross neglect of her animals by whining about how she's too old to perform laborious tasks such as opening a door to let the dogs out to relieve themselves.

When faced with a situation where he wanted to go on a date, but Barb was not home to watch the dogs, Chris's proposed solution was to take the dogs with him, then leave them in the car. Catherine managed to dissuade him from this act of animal abuse.[3] Catherine also stated that the dogs are so terribly taken care of that they can't even be left at home by themselves without destroying all the furniture.

An overweight Snoopy, pictured in December 2018. Note the premature greying around his chin, which is sometimes taken as a sign of living in an uncomfortable and stressful environment.
Clover, also overweight and pictured in December 2018

Chris also mentioned to Catherine that he has fed the dogs chicken noodle soup,[4] which can cause sodium ion poisoning if fed from canned soup with high sodium amounts.[5] An insider source confirmed that to be the case.[6]

On a 29 November 2013 Facebook post, he said that he doesn't love the dogs.[7] However, in the Rental House Tour, Chris is cooing and babbling over them.

In August 2016, Chris was hit with two (more) misdemeanors on his record, as a result of failing to acquire proper licenses and rabies checks for the dogs, further cementing his reputation as an incompetent pet owner. This marks the first time the authorities have gotten involved because of Chris's neglect of his pets.

As of 2021, Clover and Snoopy are still alive, barking loudly and getting overexcited when pizza deliveries summoned by weens appeared at the door while Chris tried reading fanfiction in a livestream.

Stealing a Neighbor's Dog

According to Emily, Chris and Barb once stole a neighbor's dog. They eventually gave it back when its owner showed up at their door.[8]

I don't think I have emails regarding that, but if anyone needs the rundown...a neighbor's dog slipped out of their collar while tied up outside and went wandering around the neighborhood. I'm assuming it was more Barb's idea, but she decided she wanted to keep it so instead of doing the right thing and asking around first. They bought it a collar and a couple of other supplies. Lo and behold, the neighbor goes looking for their dog and winds up at the Chandler's. From what I remember, they put up a fight to keep the dog and blamed the neighbor for being irresponsible. Basically, finders keepers. Neighbor still got their dog back. But Chris couldn't comprehend why it was wrong for them to try and keep the dog. I wonder if this is (part) of the reason they keep their own dogs locked up inside, a fear of repercussion from trying to steal someone else's dog.