a Tribute to BooBoo
By Tiffany Montano
On June 26th, 2006 my beloved baby BooBoo a healthy 80 pound, five year three week old Keeshond died due to heat related illness. After a necropsy we can only conclude water intoxication. He always drank a lot of water but he got David up in the middle of the night. He only drank two bowls of water but that was enought to cost him his life. At 4:00 AM it was still 85 degrees. I put ice on his head and femerol artery. I put him in the tub and showered him off. Getting out of the tub he had a siesure. Before I could get him in the car he was gone.† This page is to call attention to our animal family and their special heat related needs.†
I believe too many animals are put down because of the cost of adoption.††† We all know people live longer and happier with pets.
Seniors and the disabled are often unable to justify or afford the cost of adoption.† Often after a beloved pet dies they sit alone waiting for their time.†
Please sponsor a senior or a disabled person by helping them adopt a pet or make a donation to your local ASPCA.
Dedicated to BooBoo my Keeshond who died suddenly June 26, 2006
By Tiffany MontaŮo
Itís heard to think about you right now . . .
the pain of your loss as great as the love.
I see you outside, in the bathroom, and in the bedroom
I see your sweet face in every room we shared.
In my mind I still see you there.
No matter where I go, no matter where I look
we shared it all.
The silence now deafening
filled only with the screams in my mind.
With no warning you slipped silently into the night.
Only five years old, it wasnít right.
The love you gave, the joy filled each and everyday.
Sweet kisses Ė puppy milk breath soon gave way to adult love.
A homely little puppy face grew into the majesty of a full grown dog.
Each morning bear hugs for my BooBoo Bear
You were bigger than they said you would be.
Eighty pounds instead of forty.
Your size frightened some but your big heart melted the most frigid heart.
As big and beautiful as you were your heart, soul and spirit were even more.
Your love, big enough to patch a hole left by another loss.
Each day my love for you grew.
Footprints in the mud now hardened and dry.
Fur balls in the corner and under the bed,
stains on the carpet that I canít bare to clean.
Mementos- all I have left.
Would I have passed if I only knew,
the pain your loss would bring?
I think not.
As great as my pain,
just one day of love from you was worth it all.
How can I thank you for the five years you gave?
More of a child than a dog, I have lost my best friend.
Were there warning signs?
Things I did not see?
You were hot, you drank a lot of water,
but so were we.
Was it a sign of something else?
Or was the heat just more than your little body could bear?
The vet said nothing was wrong.
She told me I did all anyone could.
And yet with all my efforts
I simply did no good.
I should not blame myself or so they say.
Who then should I blame?
A God I can no longer believe in?
Like a super nova you burned bright.
Only to flicker and burn out long before your time.
I will miss you my BooBoo Bear.
Dedicated to the seniors whose only companion is their pets and to my beloved BooBoo.
By Tiffany MontaŮo
No flowers left on the doorstep.
No cards to ease my pain.
I sit alone in my room waiting.
Waiting for the day we will be together again.
No friends stop by with casseroles
While I stare waiting for the phone to ring.
Just a dog is what they think, to me a constant friend
Itís like I lost my child, the pain the same in the end.
Life is hard and when I couldnít go on
I would look into your big brown eyes
I could do it to me, but I could not leave you.
I love you so much.
When I cried youíd wag your tail, kiss my cheek
And then my heart would sing again.
My best friend, always by my side.
Only five years old,
Thatís all you lived.
Then suddenly in the night you died.
Friends and Children leave
Abandoning you for their own life.
But a dog will never leave you.
Even if you donít treat him right.
Unless he dies.