Monday, 2 March 2009

Farewell Dear Klaus

We are so saddened at the news that Klaus Our friend Bogart's Daddy has passed away. We know that the whole DWB community has prayed so hard for his recovery and today I know that all of us have both Lulu and Bogart in our thoughts and hearts.
We couldn't provide the miracle we all so dearly wished for.

To Lulu and Bogart, though our friendship can by no means replace what you have lost, we want you to know that it will always be here for you. Thank you for sharing with us your happiest of times and for allowing us to share in your saddest of times too. Our hearts ache for you. We love you.

To Klaus, may your soul soar, you touched so many of our lives and our hearts, this is not goodbye, but see you in the next life.

Ben, Sue, T, Mollie and Lilli.





26 comments:

Martha Basset said...

We too were hoping and praying for a miracle. Our lives have been touched by reading about his brave fight.
Lulu is a most amazing woman - we are glad that Bogart was there and part of it. He must be the first airedale to grace an intensive care unit!
Take care of your mum, Ben, and send her our good wishes. These awful heartbreaking events remind us so much of our own. xxxxxxx

Mack said...

We just read the news. It is just so very sad. Bogie & his sweet momma are in our prayers

FleasGang said...

We were extremely saddened to hear this news. Lulu and Bogie must be devastated and need our prayers more than ever now.

P.S. It's nice to see you back, Ben :-)

Coco said...

Dearest Ben, it became such a sad day yesterday when my mommy read the news. All of our deepest prayers and warmest wishes goes out to bogart and Lulu.

My mommy said that she wishes that youlived closer to us too so that you could come over for a playdate with me. My mommy said that at first, she would require you to sit on the sofa with her so tha thse could hug, cuddle and kiss you on top of your head. She said that she might even cry a little bit because you are as beautiful as her Rottewiler who went to the bridge 2 years ago, but after that, then she said you could play. I have lots of piggy chew things i would LOVE to share with you!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess
PS. My mommy posted a picture on my page on Saturday of Pasko, so you can see what he looks like. You really are beautiful just like him.

Amber-Mae said...

We're sad over the bad news too. Wish God didn't take him so soon...

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a nice posting, Ben!
Our hearts are breaking for Lulu and Bogie! What a sad day this is!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo made Mom leak again...

Furry nice post Handsome...furry nice!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

pughy said...

Lovely pictures and lovely words.
Huge hugs

Ginger Jasper and his folks

xxxx

Deetz said...

The world mourns for Klaus this day. I expected great news today and was shocked to say the least...my eyes cry a river for their pain. I hold all of you very dearly near my heart and will continue to do so for as long as I am here.
Your friend
Deetzy

Petra said...

We're so sorry to hear this very sad news.

Moco said...

This is a sad time for all of us. Lulu and Bogart will need us in the days ahead. May we always be there for them.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

A wonderful tribute Ben! We are so so so sad here too. My J has run out of tears now and is borrowing mine.

We too were hoping for a miracle, our thoughts and condolences are with Lulu and Bogart. The photos on this post were wonderful.

So sad the day, so long the night, so long away is the dawn of the new day.

Klaus is surely a new star in the firmanent, but we would rather he was here with us, enjoying that beer and loving Lulu and Bogart.

Life is truly very unfair.

Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxxxx

Eric said...

What a sweet post Ben. Our hearts go out to Lulu. We echo Martha's wise words. Hug Mom very tight tonight Ben.

With love Eric and B

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're so sorry Lulu lost her love and Bogart lost his dad yesterday. It is a very sad time!

Max, the Airedale Author said...

This was such a very sweet tribute to Klaus, Lulu and Bogart. I hope all of our prayers and good wishes from around the world will lift them up and in time, help them heal.

Bobby said...

So sorry to hear about Klaus, our thoughts and prayers go out to Bogie and his Mam

Pedro said...

Ben,

I'll stay very close to my mom or Ziggy in the snow. We were so sad to read about Klaus today. My mom didn't go online yesterday and the first thing she did today was check to see how he was doing. When she read the title of the post she said her heart literally hurt. We are so sad for Lulu, Bogart and the kitties. This is such a difficult time for them.

Pedro

Joe Stains said...

We are so sad over here too, we sure hope our words are helping Lulu and Bogart a little.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is such sad news. We agree we will all remember the good times..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Life With Dogs said...

I happened upon this late - I had not met Lulu or Klaus, but it's apparent from the outpouring of kind wishes that he was a heck of a guy.

Lacy said...

w00f's Ben, itsss all sooo very sad...he fought sooo hard...

b safe,
~rocky~

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Ben,
We just came from Bogie's blog and were shocked to learn that Klaus has passed away. Lulu is such a courageous and amazing woman... mom says she is filled with respect for her strength and the love she had for Klaus.

(P.s: yes Hershey is a BIG girl now! She's double my weight but one thing hasn't changed... her teefies are still evil!)

Rambo said...

We are sad for Bogart too.
Rambo & MM

Amber-Mae said...

The news was very sad indeed. Wish God didn't take him so soon.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Abby said...

Hi, Ben...

You asked if I have to swim to get the Gold Fish Crackers...

No, actually they just come in the bags that appear in my Mom's car trunk every week...

They sure are good...

Abby xxxooo

Chef said...

We are also heartbroken for Bogart, Lulu and their kitties. We didn't know them well or for very long, but when something like this happens, you want to reach out because you know how it feels and you just want to comfort those who are grieving. That's easy to do when you see how much love there is among them. I hope the family will be comforted by their memories of their beloved Klaus and by the love of all their friends.

xo
Chef