bobo, 17.5.1998 - 20.1.2015 R.I.P.

by Stormfish January. 21, 2015 3406 views

yesterday, our beloved golden retriever bobo was put to sleep peacefully in the animal hospital of zürich, after a short couple of days suffering from a brain tumor and seizures, which she had since last saturday.

she has had a long and joyful life for the past 16 1/2 years. born in hongkong 1998, she lived and grew up in hot and humid malaysia and came to switzerland in 2003. she has been traveling with us all through europe, was well known in the neighbourhood as “pretty bobo” on her daily walks through the lanes and parks around her home. she enjoyed winter as much as snow, she loved to sunbath on the balcony and even swimming in the lakes, walking through mountains and meadows - although she always barked at cows and was a little afraid of sheep ;-) an always cheerful, active, mostly well behaved pet, she was the steady companion in our adventures. she grew to be a grand old lady, death and half blind in the end, but never lost her empathy nor her wonderful and very effective way to beg for more food… and all the love and fun she gave us during her life made us want to keep her from any suffering at the end.

we miss her a lot. the house is empty and cold now, a family member has been taken away from us - but we remember her as the beautiful living being she was for us, the center of our life where she will always have her place.

R.I.P. bobo. you are not gone… you are simply everywhere now.

a portrait of 2011

last smile at home :-)

to frail to walk :-(

on meds against seizure

awake after MRI scan

she's only sleeping… last minutes of her life.

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Abe Jackson 6 years, 8 months ago

Blessed are those who have beautiful life connections.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Roxanne 6 years, 8 months ago

oh that is so beautiful. what an amazing tribute to Bobo you've honored her with. the 2 of you have the same eyes. she is everywhere now.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christine Birch 6 years, 8 months ago

Gorgeous photos. So sorry for your loss.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 6 years, 8 months ago

So sorry to hear, pets sure are dear family members. Sounds like you gave her a wonderful life, which can be comforting.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sueling Rivera 6 years, 8 months ago

she will always be remembered!
goodbye dear Bobo.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Peter Trifusz 6 years, 8 months ago

So sorry Michael.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 8 months ago

A heartwarming tribute to your Bobo.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kovã¡Cs Ferenc 6 years, 8 months ago

so sad ...

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 8 months ago

Bye bye friend Bobo.You will stay in the heart and the memory...

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 6 years, 8 months ago

Very sad,as I can feel the love and pain you have for her through your post...she looks like a beautiful friend.Thank you for sharing Michael,and so sorry about Bobo.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 6 years, 8 months ago

Super memories will live with you always, a beautiful dog yes the loss of pets is so painful......but this is a lovely warm tribute.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 8 months ago

I am so sorry Michael - we miss our pets so much, but, as you say, they are everywhere in us.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
-- Lyency 6 years, 8 months ago

very very sad

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 years, 8 months ago

So sorry Michael.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 8 months ago

Tears for this post, remembering the loss of two of my dear dogs.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 8 months ago

That is sad lovely photo tribute you gave her.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris Cann 6 years, 8 months ago

So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
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