March 7th, 2010
Our love affair with Bosco began 5 ½ years ago. I thought it was time to get another dog and started looking for another Shar-pei. We found Bosco and Jed in Texas. The shelter offered to meet us half-way if we wanted them. We drove to Sante Fe NM to pick them up. It was a joyous meeting. Bosco looked so happy on our first meeting. I slept on the kitchen floor with them as they were so nervous in their new home. The next morning I let them out to explore their new yard. They found Josie and their first meeting was not a happy greeting. Dennis woke up to seeing me pulling the boys apart and Josie in the middle. After that life begin to settle in for them. Bosco loved to go for walks, car rides, and he loved to sunbath in the yard. His favorite place was sunbathing on the lounge chair. He got this sweet look on his face when he knew we were going for a walk and he waited at the door where we kept his leash. He could hardly stand still to get the leash on him he was so excited. We had so much fun chasing each other through the house. He was right behind me and would love to grab at your legs. He also loved his toys although they didn’t last long, he could get the stuffing out of the toys in just a few minutes. He loved going to the ranch and the walks there also. He loved trailers and the back of the truck. We would go for a tractor/wagon ride each time we were at the ranch. He had such a big smile on his face.
It took Bosco a while to be able to trust us enough to give us kisses but when we won his heart and trust he gave them freely.
One time when I was putting down sod in the yard he came running up to me as he was very frisky in the new grass. The grass buckled up as he slid into me. We had a fun day in the yard. It was hilarious to see him so playful!
Although we only had Bosco for a short time he was loved very much and was rescued from an uncertain life. He brought so much joy to our home and our lives and we are so happy to have had him if only for a short time.
Three years ago Bosco was diagnosed with Kidney failure. The vet at that time said there was nothing they could do for him. I wasn’t ready to let him go so I found an herbal remedy. We fought a good fight but it was time to let him go.
One of the cards we received had a picture a dog figure in the stars and that heaven is a little brighter. We believe Bosco is waiting at the rainbow bridge and now when we look at the stars we will look for him up there as well.
We had a memorial for Bosco on the 27th with friends who loved Bosco also. They shared what he meant to them and how he affected their lives and how they seen Bosco touch our lives. We scattered his ashes in all the places he loved in the yard. We are also going to spread some at our ranch. And I kept a little of him in one of my special bottles.
He is missed and will be in our hearts forever.