Thursday, 20 January 2011
Today’s Blog is for my children, they want to say goodbye to a much loved member of our family “Boscar” who very sadly took ill yesterday and was put down. Boscar was our 13 year old Boxer dog.
This is without doubt the hardest Blog I have ever published and might not make a lot of sense to a lot of people. I know people have lost loved ones etc. and will say “it’s only a dog” but to my children and family he was that much more.
I re-produce below (by request from my children) the handwritten goodbye letters they have written to their “brother” hoping that this Blog posting will immortalise him. Unfortunately I have to omit the names of my children because of the threats I have received.
When I first saw you I was 4. I was the happiest kid alive, I had my dog. At first you were a bit dopey but that was the best thing about you. As you got older so did I but we never grew out of each other.
As the years went on our bond grew and you were like a brother to me. Three years later our sister was born, and you were there for her just like a human would be. You looked after us when we needed you, you were “super dog” to me. Now that you’re gone, you are still here in all our hearts and your son’s “Clay”.
Now it’s my turn to look after someone and don’t you worry I’ll make sure he is happy. So you just keep running and chasing them seagulls and just remember, I LOVE YOU.
Goodbye super dog.
(name excised) Xxxx
This is the saddest day of my life and the paper I am writing on is wet with my tears. I am trying to think of all the happy times I have shared with you but I am still very, very sad.
I miss you so much and I wish you were here where you belong, with the family. I will look after Clay for you and for as long as I live I will never forget you or the love I feel for you.
I am too sad to write anything else for you but I will write to you again soon.
All my love.