Goodbye to BoBo

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 How do you say goodbye to one of your best friend’s at Christmas time?

That’s easy, if you had known my poodle, BoBo.

Bo was born in Mount Washington, Ky. November 2004. He lost his life tragically at 390 High Ridge Drive, Shepherdsville, Ky. It was Wednesday, Dece.ber 21, at the age of 8.

He leaves behind his Mom and Dad, Linda & Albert, his sister, Sonya (Mike), two brothers, Stan and Harley, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and more friends than you could ever imagine.

Bo traveled everywhere and never met a stranger. He loved going. If you opened the car door, he was in the car before anyone.

Whenever we were going out of town, there was always someone wanting to dog sit him. He was just that kind of companion.

I was kind of selfish there because I wanted him with me. There were a few times we had to get a sitter. But now I wish I’d have shared him more. He brought me comfort and I’m sure the ones that wanted him must have needed comfort at the time.

He enjoyed visiting the nursing home when we would visit our Aunt Carrie. When we would go down to her room he would check out every room, prancing down the halls like he owned the place. All the residents but one loved him. He was always welcomed where we went, except this one time we dressed like Dorothy and ToTo from Wizard of Oz for Halloween. We went to the Kroger Store and the assistant manager said we couldn’t be there with the dog. Well, the dog had a name, it was Bo.

So you see how I can say goodbye with joy, to this little friend. He gave me so much, that he and I passed it forward.

I truly believe that a lot of people will miss as much as I do.  There will never be another Bo. If there is a pet heaven, I believe he’s there and that gives me comfort.

I would like to thank all our friends and relatives for their kindness, phone calls, visits and sympathy. If anyone knows me, you knew how much I loved that little fellow.

Thanks again and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Linda Bleemel Tinnell

(BoBo’s mom)