Simon 06/01/93- 08/28/09

Wheaten Terrier/Breed Unknown
Picture of Simon   06/01/93- 08/28/09, a male Wheaten Terrier/Breed Unknown

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Home:San Francisco, a  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 23 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Simone Ficus Monfils (don't ask!)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Dog News and InformationRainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:

Beef treats

When I accidentally drop something; sudden loud noises; being sexually harrassed by other dogs.

Favorite Toy:
No longer enjoys toys.

Favorite Food:
Trader Joes beef treats

Favorite Walk:
Around the block

Best Tricks:

Arrival Story:
I was working in Charlotte, NC and was seeing clients out in the field. I used to go to the animal shelter and look at the dogs there. One day, there was a litter of wheaton terrier mixed puppies. All the puppies were yipping and trying to get my attention, except one. One bushy, mangy small male dog just sat in the back as quiet as could be. That was it! I knew I wanted him. And 16 years later, he is still with me. I love him dearly!

I thought to write this poem about Simon: Ode to Simon I bought my first car; Simon was there with me. I had my first break up; Simon was there with me. I traveled back to Rochester, NY to come out to my family; Simon was there with me. I have moved seven times in the past sixteen years; Simon has moved with me. I moved all the way to San Francisco from Charlotte, NC; Simon came with me. My little brother had leukemia; Simon was there with me. My Dad had to have a quadruple bypass; Simon was there with me. I met my partner and he fell in love with Simon. I bought my first house, Simon moved in with me. Now Simon needs me more than ever. He is old. He is sick. He is amazing. I love him dearly. He has been my only constant for sixteen years. He has seen me grow up and seen me through the good and bad times. Getting him at that shelter was the best decision I ever made. He is truly a blessing. Clive Lazarus

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 25th 2009 More than 7 years!

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Simon greets his cousin, Wonton at the Rainbow Bridge

August 25th 2013 10:36 pm
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Hello Dogster friends,
It's been a long time. Four years ago on Wed, I lost my best friend. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him. You Dogster friends really helped me through that time. Today, my sister lost her cat Wonton of 19 1/2 years. She was so sad. I really feel for her. No one should go through what we have gone through but its a fact of life. Still, it's such a horrible thing to go through. For a while, I wondered if it was really worth it. I mean, setting yourself up for a HUGE loss. My answer? Yes, it is worth it because even though its such a short time, those furry friends give us so much love and devotion. It is worth it.

Send good thoughts my sister's way. She could use it. I've encouraged her to get on Catster and get the support that I got here. I hope she has solace in knowing that Simon will be waiting for his the Rainbow Bridge.

Clive, Simon (& Judd's) Dad...


We're doing fine

October 20th 2011 6:12 pm
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Hi Dogster friends. Wow, its been a long time. 2 years since Simon died. Jim, Judd and I are doing great. We've created a wonderful life for ourselves and we are showering Judd with attention and love. John Denver music is forever etched in my mind as it reminds me of the summer of 2009; the summer I went through this terrible experience when Simon was dying.
We have gone to Ft Funston twice now on Aug 28th, in 2010 and 2011. We plan to do it every year and set a rose by the cliffs to celebrate Simon's life.
He will be forever in my heart. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. I don't think I will ever be the same. I think a part of you dies when you lose a dear friend such as him.
Anyway, from time to time, I'll write in here and let y'all know how we are and we are fine!


Life Goes On...

March 24th 2010 11:12 am
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Hi all,
Wow, its been almost three months since I wrote in Simon's diary, but here we are.
I just wrote in Geoff's (Abby's dad) diary and it made me think to do this.

I think about Simon every day. I miss him tremendously. We love Judd, our new baby. He is seven months old now. I never want to take him for granted as, in retrospect, I feel I sometimes took Simon for granted. I even feel some guilt in getting Judd like I've betrayed Simon. I know that's silly...

We've been doing well. We love Judd to death. He is the cutest, most loving dog. I even show him Simon's urn and tell him this is your uncle Simon; we loved him very much. I know it sounds crazy, but I think Judd understands this. I had a dream about Simon a few weeks ago. Many people tell me this happens and I'm so glad it finally did. He looked very regal, a glow about him. He looked like Aslan from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, if anyone has seen it. Like a lion. He looked beautiful.

Was this just a dream or a visit from my boy?

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