Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Goodbye, Sweet Bo

It is with great sadness that I write this post about our dear friend, Bo, who passed away unexpectedly on the evening of September 4th, 2010. 

While it was comforting to know that he died in his sleep while lying beside his loyal companion and owner, Sunny, it still hurts. He had a fatty lipoma (benign tumor) between his front leg and chest that was diagnosed two years ago. Apparently it grew deeper inside and was blocking his respiratory efforts causing his breathing and walking to be labored.

  Because Bo's mom is a traveling nurse, he had the opportunity to visit 39 states and we were thankful that the twosome visited New Hampshire three times since November 2007.

 Daisy and Bo did not have the opportunity to meet until July 4th, 2010, and their friendship was immediate. As you can see from the picture above, Daisy was quite amused with Bo's fluffy eyebrows and well groomed beard and who wouldn't be? He was absolutely adorable and we loved his wise old man features!

We also loved his antics. He often decided to climb on top of rocks to get a better view of his surroundings and he would often refuse to come down until he was good and ready to do so. Bo also enjoyed rolling in the grass and when that happened Daisy joined right in on the fun wagging her tail continuously.  

We tried to distract ourselves from our grief on Sunday by heading to the Hopkinton Fair but that did not last long, especially when we discovered the Memory Mats booth. We knew right away that a personalized frame would make a perfect condolence gift for Sunny and we hope she agrees.

Bo's name means: "There's always excitement when he's around. Bo is kind and very thoughtful. Always has the best of intentions. Charms his family with his caring ways. Believes in taking the path of truth and fact. He's admired for his self control. He enjoys an evening of entertainment. He is ethically upright and noble."

We couldn't think of a better way to describe our friend, Bo, and we will miss him dearly. Goodbye, sweet Bo! Rest in peace, little man! You are forever in our hearts!

Your pet sitters,
Amos and April (and Daisy too!)


  1. Adieu, sweet Bo.
    Greatly loved and missed xx

  2. My sisters and I are so very sorry to hear about sweet Bo. Although we did not know Bo, your sweet tribute makes us feel as though we had known him. We will remember Bo forever now.

  3. What a beautiful post. Im glad Bo went peacefuly, its never easy to loose a fur friend. He will have many angels waiting for him.

    Fred and Haylie

  4. Oh I am sooooo sorry to hear of your Furend BO's passing. It is sooooo difficult to deal with. I will be thinking of YOU and of Bo's peeps too.

  5. I am so sorry about poor Bo. Here are some licks to make you feel better...SLURP


  6. Oh sweet Bo. What a sad sad loss! :-( What a beautiful doggie! My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and dearest friends.

    Take care

  7. Hi April,
    Jackie's baby is a girl and I named her today, Molly. There's always more girls born than boys!! I guess b/c the girls have babies.... Only about half of the babies will stay around... The rest leave to find there own place to have there family.
    So sorry about Bo!! Bambi use to be full of the lipoma's!!! She still has a bunch, but they are mostly not filled with any fatty stuff anymore. The vet says he never saw any leave on there own!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think it is her home cooked diet!!!!!!
    Thanks for this post!!
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

  8. Oh we are so sorry to hear about your friend Bo passing away. We are sending lots of comforting purrs and prayers to Bo's family and friends.

  9. We are so sorry to hear about your dear furriend, Bo. We are sending our condolences to his family and that is a beautiful picture.

  10. Sorry to hear about Bo, my thoughts are with his family, run free dear furiend
    George and Jan xxx

  11. Poor Bo. I'm glad he did not suffer.

    Elyse and Riley

  12. What a nice tribute to Mr. Bo. What a special guy
    Benny & Lily

  13. We are so sorry about Bo. It is always so sad to lose an animal. That was a wonderful post about him. We know his owner was pleased with the post. Lots of prayers and hugs to everyone.

  14. Mom and me is very sad 'bout your furiend Bo's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and mom

  15. Wow what a fitting post for a wonderful dog.

  16. We are so very sorry to hear about Bo. What a handsome boy he was!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  17. Aww! Our condolences to Bo's family! That's a lovely tribute!


  18. That was beautiful as was Bo :)

  19. Dear friends,
    Thank you so much for your kindness and words of comfort. I find it so amazing that a small but tight-knit blogger community has taken the time to reach out to 2 pet sitters and 1 dog owner, both whom none of you've never personally met, and chose to send well wishes our way. I have learned so much from every one of you (nutrition tips, dog breed information, silly little uplifting stories, etc) and I find your friendship to be invaluable. Believe it or not, my blog followers/friends are the subject of conversation with our pet sitting clients, my fiance', and with my main gal, Holly (Life With 5 Dogs) on a daily basis because your friendship means THAT MUCH to me.
    After finishing Bo's blog tribute I notified his owner, Sunny, that it was LIVE and that she should read the blog AND the comments and of course she did and she said she absolutely loved the post and she appreciated all of the comments as well. Across the miles, you have been a comfort to a lady who is alone in an apartment in NH but I am sure she feels like she is with you in person because of your lovely comments about her dear friend, Bo.
    Thank you for taking a few moments out of your day to comfort us!

  20. Rest in Peace, sweet Bo!

    He was a most handsome boy!


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