Friday, October 12, 2007

A Message From Mom

Lulu here... AKA Bogart's mom. I fully realize my part in not updating Bogart's blog as much as I - of course - should have been in the last week or so. I've also been remiss in our blog visitations, for which Bogart has duly chastised me. But despite what Bogart may have told you, there is actually a pretty darned good reason, one that he doesn't yet know about.

His buddy Heidi the Boxer - you may know her as his pawsonal trainer - was diagnosed with aggressive, incurable cancer this past week. It's made her mama and dad incredibly sad, and I've been sad as well. She had been up and down with a mystery illness for the last month or two, and it wasn't until this week when she went to a real doggie specialist and the diagnosis was made.

I was the one who got Heidi to her new parents a little more than two years ago - one of my past co-workers had puppies, and Heidi was impossible to resist. She was a little brown wiggly kiwi, and she still makes me giggle every time I see her pretty smile.

Heidi and Bogart are only a few months apart in age. I simply could not imagine losing my best buddy at such a young age, and my heart aches for both Heidi and her mom and dad. They've decided to keep Heidi happy until she's ready to cross - every day will be Christmas, as they've said - and yesterday Heidi's dad went out and got not one, but two new baby boxers (in the picture above) so that Heidi would be able to impart some of her special "Heidi-ness" to them. Heidi LOVES her new playmates, she's busy teaching them all about her house, her cool yard, and which toys are HERS, and watching them all play together is warming their mom and dad's heart.

Soon we'll bring Bogart over to meet the little ones, and to spend more time with his special Boxer-babe, Miss Heidi. I'm sure he'll be excited to meet them, and lots of Airedale-Boxer hilarity will ensue.

Sorry for hijacking your blog Bogart, you may of course bite me on the thigh now (which you KNOW that I hate).


Lulu & Bogart

To Aire is Divine


Stanley said...


Sounds like you've had a hell of a week and could use some good Bogart lovin'. I'm sending you some extra gooberlicious smooches to heal your heart and hopefully get you giggling a little.

Heidi's such a good girl, and she is a great buddy to my buddy, Bogie! Please give her an atomic booty scratch from my girl, and goober hugs from me. Enjoy her while you can!

Goober love & hugs,
Stanley (and my girl)

Maggie & Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear this news, Bogart's mom. We hope that Heidi enjoys her days with her new sibs and lives for a whole lot longer!
Please give Bogie hugs from both of us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh no, that's really sad news. Those poor people losing Heidi at such a young age. We hope she isn't in any pain and enjoys her time with her new buddies.
We also hope Bogart is ok.
Hugs and tail wags from Oz.

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Harry said...

What terrible news. I of course know something of what Heidi's owners are feeling after losing Oscar. Send them lots of love.

Katy x

Faya said...

Oh no what horrible news....Please give Heidi and her owners big big kisses....

Asta said...

Oh Bogie
What sad news about youw fwiend Heidi..I'm so vewy sowwy..but what wondewful pawents she has to give her pwecious wondewful days ..none of us knows how long we'we hewe ,but if we'we vewy lucky we get the love and cawe and oy that Heidi's pawents awe giving hew...I'm sending them lots of licks and smoochie kisses fow theiw sad heawts.. The baby boxews will help heal wondewful!
smoochie kisses

Lillie Valentine said...

Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. It is so hard when someone you love so much gets sick. Take care of Heidi and give her lots of love.