Friday, December 04, 2009

RIP Robin - You Dome-y Bastard

And that's not a slam. That's what my dad always used to say, with love.

One of my bestest buddies in the entire world went over the Bridge today - one of the Mareike-Dales, Robin, the big handsome boy with the awesome tail and the dome-y head.

I have so much to thank you for my fuzzy friend - not just for teaching me how to be a dog, but how to be a DALE.

I remember the first day we met, at the Silverlake dog park, me with my dad who just couldn't believe that there was another Airedale running towards us, much less 3 Airedales! I will never forget all of the times we spent together in your backyard, dad with beer in hand and treats in pocket. And I cannot thank you enough for covering my butt when, after my first birthday and eating way too much doggie cake, you rushed right in to cover up the fact that I puked it all out (ok, you all ate that but I knew you were just trying to cover up my rookie mistake).

The picture we all have in our heads is of Klaus waiting for Robin, beer in hand, and a vest full of treats.

So everyone can look up to the sky tonight - there will be a new Airedale-shaped star looking down on us all.

I know that my dad is waiting for you and will take good care of you now. I'm sure you'll recognize his voice, and greet him in your traditional way - by ripping apart his clothing to try to find where he has the treats hidden. Don't tell him I said so, but he always LOVED that even if he pretended otherwise.

Good night, sweet prince. You had an awesome-smelling butt, even though I was always more interested in Kermit's. And the biggest Aire Kisses in the world to my bestest friend, Mareike.




Persephone and Buster said...

a heartfelt tribute bogart...feels like we knew your buddy too! we'll look to the sky tonight and check it out and see if there's a new duomo w/ears up there smiling and wish him godspeed to the r.b..
best to you and hope the replacement for the bogcedes is as much fun for you ...hey how bout a truck? it bounces you all over more physical... or an element where you have the whole back area to set up housekeeping? <--we like ours, the three of us fit nicely. ;O/
theBUSTER, MS.Persephone & Ms.Blue

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

We are so sorry you have lost such a good friend Bogart. We will make sure we look up in the sky tonight.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

The Airechicks said...

Oh Bogart- we just say this....

Our hearts are so heavy - please tell Mareike that we'll be holding them tight in our hearts and prayers -


Shmoo said...

Very sad days with all of the crossings.

Sad, sorrowful woos

Meeshka and the gimpy gang

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear about your best friend Robin, Bogie! Our hearts are breaking for Mareike.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Southbay Girl said...

Bogart, Mom and I are very sorry you lost your friend, Robin! We know your daddy is taking care of Robin!


Velcro and mom Penny

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh Bogart, that's really sad news mate. We hope Mareike is ok. I bet Robin is going to have the best time hanging out with your dad.

Ssd tailwags
Noah x
Willow Tess & Lucy

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

I'm so so sorry. I know how much it hurts to have a large "chunk" missing out of your very being and hurting heart. Sending our love & hugs to comfort you.

Asta said...

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I'm so sowwy fow Mawieke's loss
smoochie kisses,ASTA

Dawn said...

What a lovely tribute Bogart. You are a very good friend indeed! It is truly sad to lose your best friend. We will all be thinking of you and your Mom and of course Mareike and the other 2 Dales.

Hollie and Janie said...

I am so sorry that you have lost such a dear friend and 'dale! I think there are many 'dale shaped stars in the sky looking over us!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So sorry to hear of your friends passing. It's so nice to know we can look up in the sky and think of them twinkling at us.
x-BabyRocketDog and Hootie