Likes: Playing Ball, going for car rides,Watching the squirrels, making snow angels
Pet-Peeves: Thunderstorms, Fireworks, vegetables, People making a big deal over him
Favorite Toy: Mom's Mittens
Favorite Food: BEEF, "It's What's for Dinner!"
Favorite Walk: Anywhere close to home
Best Tricks: Playing a doggie wide receiver during a game of fetch!
Arrival Story: Just before Christmas 2000, my wife and I went to Little Shelter to look for our first dog. Susanne was our adoption counselor. She took us through one building to look at some dogs. As we left that building and crossed to another building my wife saw him. It was love at first sight! Susanne said that he was not up for adoption because he had arrived only four days earlier and was too sick and too shy. We asked if he would be up for adoption in the future. She said not for a long time. He was very afraid of people. He wouldn't go near anyone, not even the staff. He was only four months old. Since we also qualified for a puppy, we were taken into the area where the puppies were. Susanne said the dog we just saw would not be in a crate, but on the floor out in the open to get used to people. We went in, and didn't see him. I tried to look at some of the other pups, but it was crowded. When everyone else left, my wife spotted the scared pup hiding in a corner. She knelt down and from across the room said gently " come on boy, I know what it's like to afraid. You don't have to be scared". That's when a little Christmas miracle happened. The pup got up and slowly walked toward her, then walked a bit faster, right into her arms and started kissing her. After a few moments, I knelt next to them and he came to me too and gave me a big wet kiss! We looked at Susanne and she had tears in her eyes. Just then, Linda, the director of the program. came in with a family. Susanne took Linda aside and told her what happened. My wife said, I'm a big girl, I don't have to have my puppy for Christmas. We can wait until you feel he is ready to go home. Linda said, No you won't have to wait. He can go home now!
Bio: Over the years Bogey has proven to be the most caring, gentle and kind soul that a dog could be. He has been an unofficial therapy dog to other rescue dogs. He avoids conflict at all cost. This is a pet like no other. We are blessed to have him in our lives.!
Sometimes people ask "where did the year go"? Or they say- "My, how times flies".
Today marks the one year anniversary of your ascent to Heaven. Losing you has been one of the very hardest things I've had to endure.
I want you to know, Bogey, that I've tried my best to fill my days helping other dogs in your memory. I hope you've seen the positive changes I've been able to be a part of knowing that you are my inspiration.
Time has flown. But, that being said, I still look for you every day. I see signs that you are here but I can't touch you or kiss your sweet and endearing face. You know how much I cry and how often. You tell me to remember the happy times and I do. But many times the sadness creeps back in and tries to take over. I keep pushing it away.
Please know that I'm not pushing YOU away....
You will always be my best co-pilot, and the one who really "got me".
I don't know when we'll meet again, but I hope you will watch for me and be there when I arrive.
I love you always,