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I lost my boy yesterday. He had a stroke shortly after he got up for the day. We had a few hours to say our goodbyes before the vet came. A golden heart stopped beating, a golden soul is gone. I treasure the time we shared. No other will ever compare...



I wrote the following in his memory:



"The Blue-eyes That I've Loved So Long"


The Northern Lights are brighter now
The Bridge is a busier place
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
No longer gaze upon my face

His ailments are all gone now
He runs healthy, wild and free
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
No longer staring back at me

My heart, swells with emptiness
But recalls the joy we shared
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
The ways they showed he cared

For fifteen years we shared our hearts
Our joy, our fun, our play
The blue-eyes that I'e loved so long
Wait to share another day

The lessons that he taught me
Are the same ones that I learned
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Into my soul are burned

He told me that he'll wait for me
I pray it's not too long
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Still sing his husky song

My husky child, my boy, my love, my bud
Apart though we must be
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Watch patiently for me

The world's a darker place today
Because you had to go
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Showed me that you know

The fun once shared, now a memory
Until we meet again
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Keeping our secrets until then

'Til the time my arms can hold you
Play hard, my boy - run strong, run free
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Gazed up from near my knee

Thank you Bo, for the things you shared
For the things that I now know
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
I had to let you go

Take my secrets with you
Keep them safely in your heart
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Someday, we'll never part

Your ancient soul it speaks to me
You're now wilderness and wind
The blue-eyes that I've loved so long
Farewell my precious friend



By Becky Schipper

-In Memory of Bo, a Siberian like no other
November 11, 1993 - March 7, 2010

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Edited by Austinville

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im sorry i cudnt read all ov ur poem ive just started crying again :cry_smile: im soo sorry becky sad.gif - made myself read it tho i cud only just see it thru the tears - such a beautiful poem becky and so fitting he truely was - like you said - a siberian like no other

R.I.P Bo run free over rainbow bridge

loved u sooooooo much even tho i never got 2 meet u sad.gif will never forget u Bo you will always hold a special place in my heart

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I'm so sorry to of read this well try to, they are lovely memories to keep bless him xxxxx

RIP Bo run free xxxxxxxxx

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Oh Becky im so sorry to hear this sad.gif He was such a special boy

RIP Bo, run free over the rainbow bridge, you will be sorely missed cry_smile.gif

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So sorry for your loss Becky. I never had the pleasure of meeting Bo, but I feel like I knew him.

He had one hell of a life, and will always be part of your heart. Your signature really says it all.

Run free at the bridge Bo.

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So sorry to hear about this Becky :( Very nice tribute to him I gotta say.

Dont really know what else to put :( RIP

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I am so so sorry to hear of your loss, tears are rolling down my face reading this, our thoughts are with you..

R.I.P BO god bless ... run free always xxxx

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Oh Becky, words fail me. I can't even begin to comprehend how you feel, he was one in a million, I'll never forget the doggy diary entries and his loving smiling face.

Tears are streaming down my face as I type this, how you managed to put that poem into words is beyond me, but it is so fitting and so true. A perfect poem for a perfect friend, companion and soul mate.

RIP Bo, gone from our lives but never forgotten, you will all be in my thoughts and prayers xxxx

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Thank you all for your kind words....I was fortunate to have had 15+ years with him.

As for the poem Sarah, it just kind of fell out of my head and into my fingertips on the keyboard.... Just things I had to get off my chest.

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Oh Becky, I am so sorry. Bo lived a long and pleasant life with you. We lost our Elke almost two years ago, and while the pain lessens over time, the pain never goes away. Even so, I cannot begin to tell you that I know what you are going through. Bless Bo and bless you. The poem you wrote simply made me cry. It is such a beautiful tribute to a beautiful Husky. Zoya sends Husky Hugs. Run free Bo, run free. . .

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Becky though I don't know you or had the pleasure of meeting your Bo I am still in tears for you and your family. Your poem was both beautiful and heartbreaking a very wonderful tribute to Bo I think. There's nothing I can say to ease any of the pain but my thoughts go out to you. Run free Bo!

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Becky, I am so sorry for your loss, your poem touched me deeply. His 15yrs are a tribute to you, your devotion and love. I hope you find solace and peace in your 15yrs of memories with him. God bless.

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Becky, you & Bo are a big part of this extended family & tho' I never got to meet him, I felt I knew him so well from your doggy diaries. He will be sorely missed but is pain-free & having the time of his life over the Bridge.

That poem is perfect, I couldn't reply yesterday as I had just returned from a funeral & it was so hard reading that, I couldn't type, but it is so fitting of a wonderful companion that shared your life for over 15 years & our lives here for 18 months or so.

RIP, Bo, xxxxxxxxxx

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Oh Becky, i'm so so sorry, i really have no other words.

Run free gorgeous boy... xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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