“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.” quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s still a very sad day in our house today. Our 16 year old Boogie went to his special place in doggie heaven. He will be welcomed by our 10 other dogs that preceded him.
With deep sadness today we will be saying goodbye to our beloved friend Boogie. We are all feeling down today as we will no longer be able to see his wagging tail and his sweetest smile. However, even though there is that pang of sadness we need to focus on what Boogie left us. After his 16 years among us, we all have memories to treasure. Throughout these years you all know what a happy dog Boogie was, and also how strong he always was, till the very end.
So even from this we need to take his example and be just as strong and full of willpower as he always was. But it is not just that. Boogie taught us a great deal more too. And that is why I am writing this – to show how deeply loved he was, and how much we can learn from him.
RIP 2000-2016 | Hey Boogie, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.
He was the best dog in the world and we are totally heartbroken. I feel absolutely crushed. He had a lot of medical problems come up in these last 2 months. He was such a joyful spirit in our lives for these 16 years and will be missed. I hope he’s chasing the cats in heaven!
Thank you for the wonderful moment – Boogie was always so happy and the reason for this was that he knew that life is so much better if only we refrain from thinking about mundane things and enjoy each moment as if it were the last one. He did not do anything in particular other than enjoying simple things, such as the pleasantness of enjoying the warm sun rays while walking outdoors, the sweet scent of the grass while having a picnic, and the freshness of a drizzle.
Lily 2013 | Run free, sweet Lily. Yes all dogs go to Heaven. You will never be forgotten.
Connecting with you – Boogie seemed to understand what I needed and how I felt even though I did not speak about it. There was that connection that did not require words. Sometimes we fail to build up this type of connection with those around us. We just talk and talk and talk and forget about the importance of being understanding and quiet, even for a few minutes. A simple gesture can speak and mean so much more than a lot of words.
Happiness – in whatever he did Boogie was happy and content. And he transferred this joyful feeling to those around him. Regardless of how hard situations used to be, Boogie managed to make me smile, even if for a bit. And that helped, it always did!
Patience – patience is a virtue and unfortunately we often tend to forget how important it is. Boogie certainly was patient. He knew that certain things required time to be completed and that there was a certain schedule that needed to be seen to. If only we were all as patient as he was life would be so much better and we would feel less pressured and tense for sure.
Trustworthy – knowing that you can trust someone is so important! Unfortunately you cannot feel that you can depend on anyone as not everyone is willing to show trustworthiness. Boogie had a simple character, yet you felt that you could depend on him no matter what. He would stand by your side and be a helpful friend in any way he could.
My dog died and I can't stop crying.#RIP JODY THANKS FOR THE GOOD TIMES. ???
— JUANderfulpinoy ™ (@juanderfulpinoy) August 26, 2016
Calmness – with that sweet and quiet demeanour, Boogie helped me to treasure the importance of trying to calm down and focus on what was most important in life.
Jack – 2015
Considering all these factors, and several others, there is no doubt that Boogie left a mark on me and on many others who knew him. So even if he is not with us anymore he is with us in our hearts and in our memories. And this surely applies to all those who have had dogs as their pet and friend.
During their relatively short life, we need to treasure these moments, and learn from their cuteness and simplicity. This can help us live such a better life!
Jack – 2015
I rarely take photos of my dogs so I strongly recommend you to shoot as many photos as you can of your pets. Because when the time comes that they are no longer with you, you can at least look over those photos and keep remembering your pet’s silly moments, happy smiles, and cute actions. Most smartphones in today’s market come equipped with great cameras believe me. Huawei P9’s camera is co-engineered with Leica. It has dual lenses that produces high quality photos and allow users to take amazing monochrome, slo-mo, colored, light painting photos among others.
Adam – 2014
These dogs always remind me of bittersweeet happiness who genuienly touched my soul the greatest and the hardest. I thank these dogs who made the most impact on my greatest journey.
In loving memory of my Dad and my dogs who passed away. I miss them so much, but I choose to focus on celebrating their lives, what I learned from them, and to be thankful for the precious time we shared together. Yes, you can learn from a dog, especially when it comes to unconditional love.