Sunday, March 1, 2009

Although a tear may be ever so near...

I think that everyone in our DWB community has been shaken to the core by the news of Klaus's passing. While I did not know Lulu and Klaus and their lovable 'Dale Bogie very well, my heart went out to Lulu as she shared her experiences over the past few weeks. She opened her life up to us and we opened our hearts up to her and Klaus.

In these shared moments, it became very clear. Klaus had a wonderful life. He was loved by an incredible, funny, gorgeous woman who was his soulmate. He lived surrounded by beauty. He found joy in Bogie's antics. He was rich in family and friends. 

We should all be so fortunate. His was a life worth celebrating. So in the days to come, let's all be a bit kinder, a bit more patient, laugh a bit louder, hug a moment longer...and smile.

Smile though your heart is aching;

Smile even though it's breaking

When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by.

If you smile through your fear and sorrow,

Smile and maybe tomorrow,

You'll see the sun come shining through for you.
That's the time, you must keep on trying,
Smile, what's the use of crying?

You'll find that life is so worthwhile,
If you just smile.


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Oh Petey!

That was fantastikhk!

Marvin's mum used that song earlier in the week fur a post that made my mom leak...

I think woo helped identify some of the reasons this all did happen!

Great job little fella!

That trip to Bermuda was sooo inspirational to woo!


Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Oh my dog. A most beautiful post. (yep, this song made me leak when I heard it at Marvin's.So beautiful) It is true that not many people get the gift of that kind of love.(The only unconditional magic love I have known is from mainly my parents and other close blood) Love a little deeper, cling to your loved one a little longer, appreciate what you have. A lesson we can all learn from this. (One of the ones I have been learning. And irrationally I feel somewhat guilty that my mom is still hanging in with Klaus gone)
We will hold Lulu in our hearts. And Bogie. Eventually he will stop looking for his Dad...(My Daddy's little dogs looked for him for months-now they look for mom)Lulu knows Klaus will always be with her.
*sigh* A sad day.
Hugs aand sad licks, bowed heads

BenTheRotti said...

What a beautiful post Petey,

such a sad day, so many tears and so much heratache, but that is a beautiful tribute.

hugs and love,

Ben xxx

the many Bs said...

hi Petey, that's such a sweet post and we love that song. we didn't know them well either, but we are all so sad for Lulu and Bogie. we will keep them in our thoughts and woofs.

sad licks.

karensbrae said...

What a super post. Klaus will always be with Lulu.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

What a beautiful tribute- perfect :o) And you made lots of eyes leak again...but caused lots of smiles at the same time :o)
Sad slobbers xx

Eric said...

That was a beautiful and moving tribute Petey. So well put. Our hearts too go out to Lulu and Bogart.

Eric and B x

Martha said...

That was truly beautiful. We saw the dreadful news first thing this morning and we are dreadfully sad for Lulu and Bogart.
We have never met Lulu or Bogart but feel their pain.
As you so wisely commented Klaus had a life that was filled with love and for that we should be thankful.
Thanks for your post today Petey.

Dexter said...

Petey, what a nice tribute. Our eyes are leaking from reading it. We are still stunned.


Abby said...


Thank You for this beautiful post...

Our eyes are leaking...

Our thoughts & prayers are with Lulu & Bogart...

Abby & her Mom xxxooo

Unknown said...

Thank you for this sentiment and expression of hope. It is often hard to smile in the midst of tears running down your face, but you certainly showed us how in your post. Thank you.


Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

That is a very beautiful post, Petey.

Your Friends,
Tom and Tama-Chan

The Black and Tans. said...

Thank you Petey.

A lovely post for Klaus, Lulu and Bogart.

Molly and Taffy

Gus said...

Petey and Petey's Mom

Thank you....that was beautiful


The Airechicks said...

Wonderful post...

Thank you -

Prayers & hugs for Lulu & Bogart & the kitties....

And big AIREkisses for you & your Mom

Sophie Brador said...

Petey, this is a very nice tribute to Klaus. We are so sad for Bogie and Lulu.

My mom will see you on the weekend of the 14th. She sure is hoping your snow day is over by then.


P.S. Guess what Petey? I really AM half chocolate lab! My mama was one. ha ha ha

Asta said...

Thank you fow that pawfect post..though it made us leak said what we couldn't expwess.
smoochie sad kisses

Isis said...

What a lovely tribute to a life well spent... It makes me want to go cuddle with my kittens again! :)

Toffee said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful post Petey. It has been truly amazing how the DWB has come together in support of Bogie, Lulu and Klaus. I really wish that the DWB love could just physically envelop Lulu and Bogie and whisk away their pain and sorrow. Unfortunately, while that love is almost palpable we know that it will not be enough right now and that they must set out on the journey of grief and healing feeling the pain yet knowing they are loved.

Deetz said...

What a glorious tribute you have done. Your love and sunshine shine through....
Well Done!

Princess Patches said...

We think your post is a reminder to all of us to appreciate all the little things in life and to remember what is really important! Thank you, Petey!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Amber-Mae said...

We're shocked about the news too. We all thought he was going to get better after all the love & zen he's been getting from all of us. But God decided to take him...

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Linda said...

Awwwh Petey,
Thanks so much for the wonderful post. It's so hard for some of us to express the right words at times like this. You did a great job. Thanks for the Bermuda trip photos too. Mama has been so sad that she didn't even develop my photos of the trip. We need to go make Mama smile now.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Thank you've given us a mission of kindness...we can take all of this love that's been floating around and paw it others who are struggling or are just in need of a kind smile or a compliment...

You've said it well, that what is so very difficult to say...

Love, Lacie and the boyz

Jake of Florida said...


So that gallivanting Don Juan has the soul of a poet? Who knew!!!

Thank you for sharing those thoughts and photos -- it was the perfect expression of something that's so hard to capture.

Jake and Just Harry

Jake of Florida said...


So that gallivanting Don Juan has the soul of a poet? Who knew!!!

Thank you for sharing those thoughts and photos -- it was the perfect expression of something that's so hard to capture.

Jake and Just Harry

Molly the Airedale said...

What a fabulous posting, Petey!
Our hearts are aching for Lulu and Bogie. It's just so sad.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

This was the most perfect tribute! Great job Petey. We are so so sad, but so proud to see how our community responds.

Lorenza said...

You made a pawesome tribute to Klaus.
Thanks for sharing it
Prayers for Lulu and Bogart
Take care

Koobuss said...

Very well said, Petey! Beautiful job.

Lover and Koobuss Kisses,

Anonymous said...

Petey, we have only just read this post, and you have started my Jeannie off again.

The photos, the words, everything was just so perfect.

And yes, we must all try to be kinder, patient, laugh louder, hug longer, and smile........

In Memory of Klaus.

lots of love, Marvin and Jeannie xxxxx

Stanley said...

Wise words to live by, man. You're a sage, Petey.

Goober love,

Chef said...

Beautifully-said (sang) Petey! We didn't know Bogart or Lulu very well either but when something like this happens, you can't help but reach out because you know how it feels and you just have to comfort those who are grieving, especially when you see what loving souls they are. I hope Lulu, Bogart and the kitties find comfort in the support of all their old and new friends.