Monday, June 30, 2008

Harry Bobarry

Harry was a golden retriever who was one of the lucky dogs - he lived with the same owner his whole life - also one of the lucky ones - a lady who was lucky enough to be owned by Harry the golden retriever.
Pippa loved Harry so much that she didn't want him to be alone, and she travelled for her job - so Harry spent big chunks of time at my friend Janet's house - so Harry was also really special to her - and last night Harry became no longer physically with us.
He had lymphoma which is deadly for a dog and at the end it's a blessing to let them go rather than watch what is happening to the dog. But Harry had a wonderful life with Pippa and Janet.
He got to affect lots of people's lives with his calm loving eyes and gentle demeanour and his bumpy head in his old age, and he got to go for lots of walks at Point Pleasant Park.
He got to pee on tons of trees and sit on lots of grass and just think about wonderful life is - he never had to worry about anything
He had the kind of life we want for all dogs - really for all sentient beings.
.And his enthusiasm for life showed through and he gave his love to everyone - but he saved his special love for special people too.
Rest in peace Harry Bobarry.


  1. rottnmom11:10 PM

    "Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog."
    - Sydney Jeanne Seward

    What a beautiful tribute to a beloved companion. The last picture in your post could not be more fitting. Harry heading towards the Rainbow Bridge. RIP true friend.

  2. Janet Chernin1:52 PM

    Thank you Joan for honoring 'my' Golden Boy - just wish he had more time - I will miss Harry Bobarry but he is and will always be in my heart and I know that he by his very nature gave so many folk JOY.