Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pongo 1994 - 4/24/2010

Pongo passed away in my arms yesterday evening.

He didn't give me the chance to make that painful decision I've been agonizing over for so long. I should have known...that was just the kind of friend that he always was to me. I will be forever grateful.

Goodbye my dear Pongo, our house of spots will never be the same without you.

13 comments:

Sherri said...

The photo says it all......

Paula said...

Kim, my thoughts and prayers go out to you today. I overheard your husband at the trial earlier, telling others about Pongo, and I was instantly sad. What a wonderful, beautiful boy he was, and you were blessed to have each other for so many years. ((hugs))

Run free, Pongo.

Jenn said...

Oh Kim .... I wish I could say something that would help. Pongo had a great life with you! Cyber hugs to you and Peyton and Indy.

Elizabeth said...

I am so sorry to hear about Pongo!! He was a beautiful boy and I am so happy to have gotten to know him through you blog these past couple of months!!! Big hugs to you!

Elizabeth & Luna

jansun77 said...

Pongo will always be a part of you. He was your best friend, loyal companion, & true hero. He was fortunate to live so many years because of your love & faithfulness to him. He will be sadly missed, but always remembered! Mom

Anonymous said...

My friend always had a great big grin for me when ever I saw him. He was a very special friend when I was the new face in the house.
My friend gave me great joy and years of love! Pongo my friend I will allways love you!

Lisa said...

Oh, Kim, I was so saddened to see your post this evening. Even though Pongo had a long and wonderful life, it's still hard to lose a good friend. You'll always remember and cherish your "original spotty." I am not surprised to hear that he was your friend until the very end. He knew how hard it would be for you to make the decision to let him go, so in his last act of faithfulness and friendship, he spared you from that.

I hope Pongo meets Dottie and Tigger at the Rainbow Bridge, where they can play and be happy until we're all together again.

So now I'm going to wipe these tears and be grateful that I got to know Pongo through your blog. I've always had a soft spot for old friends, and I'm so happy that Pongo got to live his life with you and Indy and Peyton.

Mari Rodriguez said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Kim. Be gentle with yourself and know that you are supported well within your animal-loving community. Let us lift you up during the sadder days. Delight in your fond memories with Pongo, and he will live on forever in your heart. My heart goes out to you.

rescue dogs for adoption said...

My condolences...sigh. I lost my golden retriever months back and it was really painful, especially that you didn't expect it to happen...may pongo rest in peace.

Pammy said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad Pongo crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge with you holding him. Many hugs.

achieve1dream said...

Oh Pongo!! What an amazing boy. I'm so sorry for your loss. You must be devastated. Sending hugs your way.

Oz Girl said...

Oh Kim. I am so sorry. I had to make the "decision" with my spotty, and it was so hard, but I know it was the right one. I held him tight as he passed and sobbed my heart out. My eyes fill with tears as I know how hard this is for all of us when it happens.

My Trixie and Tori are now 6 and it just doesn't seem possible. Time goes far too fast in the lives of our dogs.

belated *hugs* to all of you!!

Junior and Orion said...

Oh no. We missed this till now. We are very sorry to hear of this, but as you said in another post, we are certain he is having a grand old time over the bridge. Sending you gentle headbutts and purrs.