Always In Our Hearts

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bavarian Rhapsody

Bogart! From what I can tell, your dad is one CRAZY FUN Austrian dude!

He is also quite a lover. He loves your mama, Lulu!

And he loves you (obviously)!

He has also taught you about the importance of good brew...

... how food tastes better when shared...

... how to make good friends...

... how to love all critters...

... how food also tastes better when your tongue is hangin' out...

... that the love of a crazy cool woman is good for the soul...

... and that you can NEVER have too much of it!

He also has helped you tap into the essence of your goober self...

... because he is a goober of THE HIGHEST ORDER! I read here that when he first met you he actually wanted to name you Gooby! (You were obviously channeling your goober essence even as a wee pup.)

I, for one, will always remember how much love he has had for you and your mama! We in GooberStan will NEVER forget your amazingly crazy papa! Here are some of our fave photos of him.

Even though we never had the privilege to live with him, we are going to miss him something awful! I can only imagine how you and your mama feel. We love you, man, and are holding you in our hearts!

Goob love,
Stanley, Stella, Merv & Lisa


Life With Dogs said...

Beautiful tribute, you are very kind.

Mango said...

Oh that was so nice. Bogart and his dad had a special friendship.


BenTheRotti said...

Goodness, just when I thought we were all leaked out!!

What a truly beautiful tribute, boy do I feel priveleged to be friends with you guys!

I decided today I would count my blessings, blessing number one is your friendship, I'm sure Bogart has you quite high on his list too.

love and tailwags,

Ben xxxx

Petey said...

As beautiful as this is, I must correct you, dear Stanley. For what you have created is not a requiem, but a rhapsody - " an exalted or ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm."

And what a stunning rhapsody it is. Celebrating a life well-lived.

Your friend,


Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are still very sad! We hope it won't be too long before Lulu and Bogart can think about all the good times without all the sadness!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are still very sad! We hope it won't be too long before Lulu and Bogart can think about all the good times without all the sadness!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fabulous tribute, Stanley! We LOVE all of the photos! We are trying so hard not to be sad and focus on the positive vibes instead but it sure is hard! Our hearts are still aching!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day matie,
That is a really nice post buddies. It says it all.

Noah x

Jake of Florida said...

We spent a good part of the morning going back to Bogie's early blogs and remembering the good times. So we loved to see some of the favorite photos we rediscovered right here on your blog.

You are indeed the gooberest of goobers!!!

Love you pal!!! If you didn't weight twice as much as we do (we have a weight limit in our development), Mom would be stalking your digs in Kansas to see if she could bring you home!!!

Deetz said...

Very well done and very well said.
Smoochie kisses and goobery hugs

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Stanny...
What a bootiful posts. Our eyes are all leaky...

Lots of Licks, your Ruby Bug

Amber-Mae said...

Yeah, Bogart's dad sure looked like a very kool dood. Everybody would love to have a daddy like him! This is a great tribute.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Eduardo said...

This was so beautiful, it did make my Mommy start crying again. She is such a cry baby, we are praying for them & snuggling as well.
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

The Airechicks said...

Stanley -

Beautiful pictures & words....

As long as we hold those who we love in our hearts they will always be with us in life.

Thank you - Give that GIRL a big AIREHUG for us.....


Aniemother said...

That was a great goobery tribute!

Bajas & Virus

Finni said...

Nicely put Stanley. We like this a lot.
Finni & Nelly xx

Lucia said...

Ciao Stanley, Stella and Merv,

Go give your girl a big smoochie from this Aire-girl pup. I think she did a pawesome job with today's post. It is a wonderful tribute to Bogie's papa.

Tanti baci, Gooberstanians!

Pee Ess: I know you all helped, so mwah, mwah to you, too!

Randi said...

Hello Stanley...that was an amazing & moving tribute to a Goob of the Highest Order...Klaus...Its making my mom/secretary's eyes leak...

All our love goes out to Lulu & Bogart & their family.

Love & Licks,

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

sorry, we cannot comment......well we can but not with much sense, because my J is crying yet again.

how is it we can cry so much for someone we never knew

But we loved him just the same

Kind and good, funny and crazy, we loved him.

Now a light has gone from our blog lives.

we are so sad, and my Jeannie has no eye make up left on her face, your post has just made it leak away.........

we tried valiantly to be happy today but the losing of Klaus has cast a big cloud on life in the dog blogs.

sad, sad licks, and as the famous song says, "if I could save time in a bottle", how we wish we could save some precious time in a bottle for Klaus and Lulu and Bogart.

Upset Marvin and Jeannie xxxxxxx

Molly and Taffy said...

Thank you Stanley, Stella and your girl for this post.

It is beautiful.

Molly and Taffy

Toffee said...

What a wonderful tribute to a life well lived.

Most gooberlicious.
Thank you for bringing a smile to our faces!

Asta said...

My sweet Goobew Love
I hope the day comes when Lulu and Bogie can look wif joy mowe than wif teaws at these wondewful pictoowes of theiw life..I think it will take a long time..we didn't even meet klaus pawsonally and can't look wifout cwyig..thank you fow such a bootiful Whapsody
smoochie kisses
youw ASTAwoniSwetpup

Moco said...

What a wonderful tribute. Grammie says that she would expect nothing less from the residents of Gooberstan.

Bae Bae said...

THis is a very sweet tribute for Bogart's family.

~ Bae

Persephone and Buster said...

Stanley you and your gurl have a wonderful way w/words.. what a beautiful tribute to Klause,LuLu & Bogart,HD... goobers rule!
***very special post***
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue & the lackeys too

Neko said...

That was a great honoring of Bogart's Dad. Thank You Stanley. Love,Neko

Kirby said...

That was great, I just LOVED it. What a way to honor someone special like Klaus. I can only hope that Lulu, Bogart and the kitties look at it and remember all the wonderful times they've had.
Leave it to the citizens of Gooberstan to make such a fitting tribute.

Your pal,

Bogart said...

Damn it, Damn it, Damn it. Crying again. Or still. Cannot tell.

Thank you so much... Klaus would have laughed out loud at your fantastic tribute...

Lulu & Bogart

Joe Stains said...

We are so going to miss that guy too, he seemed like was such a cool dude. I sure hope that Bogart and Lulu can feel the strength we are all sending them.

As for your request that I smooch Tanner, ummm, maybe. I will think about it.

Hollie and Janie said...

You made my mama cry big alligators with that remarkable post and tribute to Bogart's daddy!!!
Klaus was one gooberific daddy!!!

Sherry said...

You've shown us the best way to celebrate a life well lived, a fabulous personality.

Sherry & Alanis