Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bad to the Bone - A Celebration of Bogart Handsome Devil

Bogart spent his life in the public eye via this blog.  His little fuzzy mug insisted that we start this way back when he first arrived 11 years ago.  The idea of a dog with a blog was new territory back then, and a dog's blog from his own perspective?  Nobody else was doing it.  So with a crappy camera, a rudimentary knowledge of blogging software, and a dream, this blog was born.  We've captured almost every major (and minor) bit of Bogart's life for eleven years - and made friends around the world because of it.

Now that he's gone, it is an amazing resource for me to look back on, and smile.  That boy had THE LIFE.  And when it was time to put together a tribute video to celebrate his life, well, it was invaluable.  I have many thousands of photos and videos haphazardly saved amongst various hard drives, old computers, and flash drives, but the blog was a great source of photos from puppyhood all the way through his golden years.

And so this blog ends after 11 years of AIREdventures.  It's been a helluva ride.

I hope you will enjoy seeing this, cry a little, and smile at the badass adventures of Notorious BHD.


Feel free to check out Bogart's other spots on the internet including his other blog:
@bogarthdevil on Twitter

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The King is Dead, Long Live the King

Dearest friends of the greatest Airedale ever… it is with a very heavy heart that I tell you that Bogart passed away last night. Sadly he had a large tumor on his liver that had spread to his lungs. He was a true Airedale all the way, never gave up, never stopped being his inimitable self, kicking ass and taking names (and carrying sticks). We had a long goodbye with lots of love, funny stories, and belly scratches and then I let him go. I am completely heartbroken and totally devastated. I will miss that boy forever, we were the bestest friends and he was my true partner in crime.

Thank you for all of your love and support over the last 11+ years, it’s been an incredible jAIRErney.
Walk softly and carry a big stick (or 6, or 7).