we will love you forever, phoo

Mr Phoo Boehl Collier

June 9th 1991 – December 21st 2008

There are no words to describe how awfully sad we are feeling right now. The love of our lives, Mr Phoo, passed away on December 21st, at 4:30 pm. He was the a true fighter to the end. Up to the night before he died, he was acting like the puppy he has been for 17 and a half years. When he first came to our lives, he was this little 11 years old fur ball that we were just puppy sitting, not knowing that he was being given up. Unsure of what was going on, he did not sleep at all for the first two nights, just sat in the edge of our bed, staring at the door & waited for his old family to show up. We had to earn his trust and respect and we truly hope he understands how very deeply he is loved – and always will be.

During the short 6 years and a half we had the privilege of being his parents, Phoo was the greatest kid in the universe. We tried our best to give him all the love he could take, and had plenty more in return. We will always cherish all the big trips we had together and how excited Phoo would be when entering a hotel room, or having a yard to run – and he seemed to want to keep running forever. But mostly we will miss all those little moments that made our lives worthwhile: the unexpected cuddling, the cute eye rubbing, the big dog snoring, his very nonchalant left-arm-first way of getting dressed, the certainty that he would get in the bathroom every time we took a shower and, in the later days, as we picked Phoo up to comfort him, how he would sleep peacefully on our shoulders, heart to heart. With his larger than life personality, we are extremely grateful he accepted us in his life and helped us through so much. We are sorry we could not find anything we could do to keep him healthy longer. We know that there will never be another other kid like Phoo and we just hope he is now safe and happy, running his gang from the great yard in the sky, and that he is able to smell again and to see again and to never feel pain again.

Thank you Phoo for making our lives brighter. Nothing will never be the same without you. Please know that there will not be a second in our lives that you are not in our hearts and minds and that you that will never ever be alone again.

We will always love you more than anything in the universe, kid.

You will be with us forever,

Mom & Dad