Saturday, March 12, 2016

Our Beloved Ivan

In October the doggie cardiologist told us we had only a few days with Ivan. We were blessed with nearly five more months with our puppy boy. Ivan was the sun around which our lives revolved. He was warmth and joy, and he made happiness bloom in our hearts. We had to return him to the Angels on Thursday, and we are heartbroken.

Ivan  12/13/2000 – 3/10/2016

Hark, a solemn bell is ringing
Clear through the night
Thou, my love, art heavenward winging
Home through the night
Earthly dust from off thee shaken
Soul immortal shalt thou awaken
With thy last dim journey taken
Home through the night



  1. I am so sorry. There are few things in life that hurt as much as loosing a loved pet. I have had several Basenjis and they are unique, wonderful animals. You were both blessed to have had each other for so long. Rest easy Ivan.

    1. He's sitting at the gate to heaven, waiting for you.

  2. I'm so sorry, Peggy! Ivan is so lucky to have had such loving parents as you and Eric. I'm sure you will one day meet again, and he will greet you with licks and happy baroos.

  3. Thank you so much for your condolences and kindness. It helps to know other dog lovers understand how lost we feel.