You were so friendly and sweet to us and to anyone you met
You wanted to be friends with everyone you could
We'd cheer you on in your wrestling matches; your rough-housing skills always impressed us!
You loved to stretch out and take long naps, usually near Boo Boo and laying in a warm sun spot if possible; you had perfected the art of the nap
You liked to chew holes in things--doggy toys, your kennel bed, our deflated bounce house (!!)
We've never had such an easy, pleasant dog.
You loved food, treats, and leftovers, sometimes too much, stealing Boo Boo's if you could
You didn't like rain, and thunderstorms scared you, and you disliked coming into and out of the house through the laundry room when the washer and dryer were going, which drove me nuts, but now how I miss this quirky habit of yours.
You were always happy and excited to see us when we came home, even if we'd only been gone for a few minutes. We miss seeing you eagerly waiting for us in the driveway.
Your presence in our home was calm and companionable
We adopted you and Boo Boo and tried to give you the best life we could, the kind of life you deserved
It was one of the best choices we've ever made.
We looked forward to many more years together, but it was cut short much sooner than we ever thought it would be
Your last days here were very hard for you, but you endured patiently and courageously for as long as you could, until you knew that it was time to move on to a better place.
|One week before he passed away.|
Now you're in heaven, where you came from, and where you belong (angel that you are)
You've moved on to a better place, free from pain and discomfort and restored to your wonderful, beautiful prime
Happy and healthy and whole once again and forever.
We hope that our sweet angel Yogi will come visit us once in awhile
We miss you so much and we want to feel of your happy, peaceful presence, because we can't see you for awhile
God is not far and neither are you
You have left your paw prints and your gentle example of goodness imprinted on our hearts forever
Thank you for being such a blessing to our family and to your beloved best friend and brother Boo Boo
We miss you so much, and we love you even more,
Yogi died from complications of a malignant brain tumor on December 12th, exactly a month ago. He was about 5-1/2 years old. We'd only found out two days earlier that he had a tumor. He hadn't been himself for about a month, but we had no idea that it was something as serious as what he had. We thought it was a treatable infection or condition of some sort. When we found out about the tumor, we didn't know that it was malignant, and we planned on getting him radiation therapy and doing whatever we could do for him, but we didn't get that chance. We didn't even get to say goodbye before he passed away because he was at a specialized vet hospital two hours away and he died suddenly in the middle of the night. It has been very hard and heartbreaking to lose him. Our knowledge of and faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ gives us much comfort and peace because we know that he still lives and we'll be together again. And now that it's been a month, I can say that time really does help take away the jarring shock and the painful sting of the loss of a loved one. I'm not good at writing poetry but writing this poem and putting together pictures with it have been therapeutic. I wish I could do Yogi better justice, but this is my best effort on his behalf. He was a wonderful dog and we were and are so blessed to have him in our family.