Hello, I must be going

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Prof » 15 Nov 2008, 10:59

RIP Bosco :cry:

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Django » 15 Nov 2008, 11:04

That's such sad news.

Sorry, John.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby 12stringbassist » 15 Nov 2008, 11:16

Very sorry indeed to read that.
The world was holding its breath waiting for me to post that, obviously......

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby LMG » 15 Nov 2008, 11:22

oh no

Very sad news. Farewell to the little fellah.

Condolences to you both. It is very upsetting to lose such an inseparable friend.

He was a very special little dog.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Nov 2008, 11:23

The Slider wrote:Sam and I took him in at 10.00 and the very kind and gentle vet gave him a quick injection and he slipped away quickly, with no pain or fuss, while we held him.

We are both filled with utter sadness at the moment and it hurts like hell, but we know we did the right thing and he is happy now - he liked sleeping more than anything else in the world (apart from eating, of course) .

I think we are going to have him cremated and scatter his ashes in Brockwell Park - he used to walk there quite a bit and we would often stop for a bacon sandwich at the cafe in the middle.

The flat will seem very empty without him - he was my best friend and constant companion - and I wouldn't trade the 9 years we had together for anything.
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That's one of the saddest things I've read on here, John.

Lord knows, I've seen the love the pair of you had for the little fella - this must be absolutely heartbreaking for you both. I'm going to miss him, so fuck knows how you two are going to be without him.

Sorry guys. :cry:
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 15 Nov 2008, 11:42

The Slider wrote:Thank you all.
We are both in bits. He is blissfully unaware.

Our appointment is at 10am.
Our route to the vets will take us by the location of this picture.
It is how I choose to remember him



Fuck, that really breaks me up. What a lovely creature. God knows what you're going through.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Slider » 15 Nov 2008, 11:50

He was a ornery old man, though much more sociable when he was younger.
But he was always a quiet and gentle little soul - and he loved his people.

He used to come to work with me, to the pub, to peoples houses - no one ever objected as he was so well behaved. He wasn't exactly effusive but you could take him anywhere.

Thank you all for your kind words.
I miss him so much.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Velvis » 15 Nov 2008, 11:55

I feel for you.

I've been through it with two dogs. RIP, little guy.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Underwater » 15 Nov 2008, 12:07

So long, Bosco.. it's been fun.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby The Modernist » 15 Nov 2008, 12:17

Very sad news, he was a lovely dog. Take care.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Mr Maps » 15 Nov 2008, 12:33

Very sorry to read this.
My wife and I met Bosco at a London Jolly-Up back in '03.
He was a most charming table companion and my wife was especially taken with him.
He was like a cat in dog's clothing.
Our condolences to the household.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Neil Jung » 15 Nov 2008, 12:43

:( :( :(

I'm very sorry to read this sad news.

RIP Bosco.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby La Denim » 15 Nov 2008, 12:52

I can't believe how sad it's possible to feel about this news, for this beautiful little dog I never met. So how you two must be feeling...oh, I am just so sorry. I am really thinking of you and send my love.

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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Sambient » 15 Nov 2008, 12:56

Oh no, such heartbreak to wake to on signing on to BCB.
Having had too many animals much of my life, I've been through this and it is never any easier. As he was a regular contributor to the boards, I could see Bosco was getting on in years and have dreaded this day. The fucker's made so many of us snort with laughter and will not be forgotten.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Livet » 15 Nov 2008, 13:34

I'm so sorry, John and Sam. I was crazy about the little fellow myself.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby James R » 15 Nov 2008, 13:55

I never even met Bosco, and I'll miss him. RIP.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Jeff K » 15 Nov 2008, 14:08

I was afraid to open the thread because I had a feeling I knew what it meant. :(

Bosco sounded like a wonderful companion and I can't imagine how heartbroken you and Sam must be at the moment. Cherish the memories, John.
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Heilan Coo » 15 Nov 2008, 15:08

God, I'm so sorry to hear this. Would have loved to have met the foul-mouthed wee fella one day too.

Thinking of you both, John & Sam. :(
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Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby Owen » 15 Nov 2008, 15:25

really sorry to hear this, of all the BCBrs i've met he was the only one who was so much nicer in real life.


Re: Hello, I must be going

Postby moonie » 15 Nov 2008, 16:06

I know how much Bosco means to both of you J & S. I'm thinking of you guys, and you too, sweet pup...