Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bo

I just received an email from my sister-in-law, Michele. She told me that they had to say goodbye to Bo.

I'm not sure of Bo's dates, I'll get them later from Michele, but I believe he was about thirteen years old. He was part German Shepard and part Golden Retriever, a big boy. He was named for the Boston Red Sox, my brother's favorite team.

Michele and Dan adopted him shortly after my nephew was born and there could not have been a better dog with kids. He played with my niece and nephew as if he was their sibling. They used him as a pillow when they watched TV.

Bo had one bad habit. He liked to escape from his yard and go see his dog friends in the neighborhood. I remember a couple times during visits to their house when we all set out to wander the neighborhood with a leash in hand looking for Bo. When we found him, he didn't run. He was happy to see us and let himself be escorted home. He was an easy dog to walk, never tried to pull you off your feet, just strolled along next to you.

I'm sure my niece and nephew will miss him terribly, he's always been there, a part of the family.
He had gotten to the point where he was having trouble standing and walking and life wasn't so much fun anymore.

Rest in peace, dear Bo.

9 comments:

Channon said...

Bo knows... Wasn't that a string of commercials or something, featuring on Bo's namesake?

He was clearly well-loved, and that means he is sorely missed. I'm so sorry for their loss. It's never easy to say good-bye to our noble companions.

Dianne said...

The saddest of days. Rest in peace, sweet Bo.

Nichole said...

Rest in peace Bo... a very handsome man you are!

Sam said...

Very sorry to hear about the loss of a beloved friend. Godspeed, pup.

momsue84 said...

Sincerest condolences on Bo's passing. So sad to lose such a wonderful member of the family. Hugs!

gaylen said...

Bo does know. I have a really hard time with anyone named Bo passing (even if it is spelled wrong.)

Lots of virtual hugs for your SIL's family. RIP Bo. g

Thor said...

So sorry to hear about Bo.
Rest in peace, Bo.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so sorry to hear about Bo! He's going to be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

StellaStar said...

Aww! So sorry for your loss. Thinking of everyone who loved and misses Bo.