Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Boz, 1998-2013












42 comments:

John Sandel said...

So long, old bone. Time for a walk.

Dina said...

Yes, Boz must be walking on clouds now, bless him.
With you in tears right now, dear Petrea and John.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

This has just darkened my day...
U know my feelings on 4 legged friends... ((HUGS))

Trish said...

Sending you and John hugz. Know that you two gave him a beautiful forever home and more love than most dogs ever experience. What a lucky pup!

A picture of Boz was what I saw the first time I stopped by here and have stayed for him and the rest of your contributions. Thank you for sharing him with us and may his memory always be for a blessing.

Jean Spitzer said...

I am so sorry.

Goodbye, beautiful Boz..

Bellis said...

This is so very sad. I didn't think his end would come so soon. He was the nicest, most amiable dog, and he had movie-star eyes, didn't he? I love the photo where he's running joyfully with both front legs stretched out, happy to have water and space, totally forgetting his age. You have many wonderful photos of him to treasure.

Cafe Pasadena said...

It's no fun to lose a loved one, especially a K9.

He was the most frequent topic, and my fav subject, of your blog. You could have named the blog, Boz's Blog, and we would understand.

Diana said...

Heartbreaking. I'm so sorry for both of you.

from cali said...

My condolences to you and John.

Book Dragon said...

sending hugs and tissues

altadenahiker said...

I ran into John recently in my neck of the woods, on Loma Alta, and Boz was snoozing in the back of the car.

"What are you doing up here?"

"Well, when his friend moved from our neighborhood, Boz hired a chauffeur. I have to open his doors, of course, but he doesn't make me wear a uniform."

Life doesn't get sweeter than that.

Qrys said...

Our condolences, dear Petrea and John. Our thoughts are with you.

Karyn O'Bryant & Qrys Cunningham

Pasadena Adjacent said...

"Be humble, for you are made of earth, be noble, for you are made of stars"

Serbian proverb

Boz will live on as the noble star of PDP

Jill Doughtie said...

I'm so sorry.

LONDONLULU said...

Oh Petrea - I am sending you and John many good wishes. What sweetness and sadness in this post. I loved seeing Boz anytime, run free sweet pup.

Speedway said...

Along with your readers and friends, I will miss Boz as well. I loved your pictures and posts about him. In effect, the kindness and love you felt for Boz said/says a lot about the sort of people he picked to be his forever humans. Boz chose well, he was always in the best of hands. Now, he has left for another life, somewhere running in the fields - maybe even chasing around three of my old cats.

They are our "forever friends," never forgotten, always in out hearts. Best wishes.

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm overwhelmed and tired. Your comments mean so much to me. More tomorrow. Thank you.

Ms M said...

I'm so sorry, Petrea.
This is a wonderful photo tribute to such a gentle "forever friend".
Hugs to you and John.

Susan Campisi said...

I am so sad and so sorry. Dear, sweet Boz. You will always be loved.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm so sorry, Petrea and John. My heart is heavy and I'm so sad for you both. He's both your family and your best friend. Losing anyone is sad, but losing family ... what a dear, gentle and beautiful pup he was. And I'm so sad that I didn't get to meet him. Bless you, dear Boz. And bless your mum and dad.

youmustbefromaway.com said...

The last time we met in Pasadena, I looked on the back seat and said "Where's Boz".
This does make me sad.
http://bit.ly/18cYOfc sort of fits

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh my goodness me...such sad, sad news. I was on such a high yesterday with sharing about meeting you. Today it is hard to face such unhappy news. Losing a family member like Boz is followed by recalling the many happy and delightful memories you 3 have shared together. Wonderful that you have shared them with us too. God Bless. xx

Paul Parten said...

Oh no... Run well, Boz, and know you are loved. We'll see you when we get home too.

Éiri a bothar chun bualadh leat,
Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl.
Go dtaitní an ghrian go bog bláth ar do chlár éadain.
Féadfaidh an bháisteach go bog mín ar do ghoirt titim go dtí go gcasfar le chéile sinn arís

I'm so sorry, Pretrea and John, I wish I could have known such a noble beast as named Boz.

jmgrimes said...

Ah, Petrea, my heart goes out to you. Boz had a wonderful life with you and John, so he's OK. When those moments come and it hits, know that we're all with you.

Petrea Burchard said...

You all seem to know exactly how I feel. I don't know how I managed to post this yesterday. I'm having trouble finding words. Pictures will have to suffice.

Desiree said...

So sorry, sweetie

Nancy Scott said...

The hardest part about having pets is when you lose them. So sorry...

TheChieftess said...

Ohhhh...Sweet Boz...

He's running in meadows of flowers and clouds now...and I'm sure Daisy was there to greet him.

Hugs to you and John, Petrea...

Trish said...

Times when a writer runs out of words is when you know just how close to your heart a being was to you and how large an impact their passing has upon you.

Boz was a wonderful being. He touched us all, whether we got to touch body to body, or just meet here online. We share in your tears because you shared him with us and for that, I am thankful.

There are no more important words than this to convey right now: the dash in between his start and end dates were some of the best of times for Boz, you and John made that so very true.

BaysideLife said...

Words fail me to express how sorry I was to find this post. Boz brought more than one smile to my face as I watched him on the pages of your blog. I am so sorry for your and John's loss.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you all. I'm glad Boz had so many friends and fans.

Deb said...

Sorry for your loss. Know you gave him the best life, always a joy to see pictures of such a loved and contented dog.

Clifford Beshers said...

I love this photo (top). It makes me sad he's gone just as surely as it makes it clear how tired he must have been. Can't think of a better sendoff.

dive said...

Oh, no, Petrea. This is so awful. My love to you both. You certainly gave dear Boz the very best life possible.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh Petrea, I'm so sorry to hear that you and John lost dear Boz.
I saw all these lovely photos with tears in my eyes. Boz will be sorely missed.
My thoughts are with you and John.

Margaret said...

So sad about this. I

beckynot said...

I was admiring his pictures when I got worried and went to the very top of the page and saw they were a memorial. I'm so sorry. He photographs like something/one I want to hug.

ChrisD. said...

Long time follower, first time commenter (I think?). I'll peek in on your blog from time to time not only as a fan of your photos (since my time in Pasadena)...but mainly to also "visit" Boz. Condolences.

Petrea Burchard said...

A baby was born across the street from us the day before Boz died. Today one of the neighborhood girls has her birthday party. These things help put it all in perspective. Though for the moment they don't make me any less sad, they do give me happiness to look forward to.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

this one showed up on the web this morning and made me think of you and Boz

Petrea Burchard said...

I love that one, PA. Thank you.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Dear Petrea,
Seeing sweet Boz pictures over again... and heartbreaking again...
Many hugs.