Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ode to Bro


When Wayne and I came to Powell River in 2001 our first friend was John. You can't be friends with John and not love his dog Bro, Brody if you are being formal.


Bro lived a long, well traveled life. If John went anywhere, Bro was always at his side. That ended sadly this month when Bro left this earthly world to go meet his maker.
As Bro would say...

I was living in a shelter on Vancouver Isle,
When John and his family came to visit awhile.
I used my best Black Lab attitude,
And soon enough they were wooed.
We took a ferry ride to Powell River,
to a loving home that would last forever.


During my eighteen years with John,
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere.
I've been to...

Theodosia
Last Chance
Powell Lake
Mahoney
Goat Lake
Duck Lake
Princess Louisa
Lund
Last Resort
Giovanni
Goat Island
The Head
St. Vincent
Khartoum
Olsen's Landing
The Eldred
Frog Pond
Rupert's Farm
Rainy Day
Useless
Hole in the Wall
Our Float Cabin
And Best of all
My Westview home!


And many more, man.
Many, many more.
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere.


Thanks John for the best life
a Black Lab named Bro could ever imagine.

24 comments :

  1. What a beautiful and well traveled dog Bro was. I'm sure he knew how much he was loved.

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    1. I know he did. You could see it in his eyes and actions. - Margy

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  2. A man's best friend indeed. I've had several...Max, Chessie, Muffy and Baron....:)

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    1. I am sure John will have another one some day, but there will never be another just like Bro. - Margy

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  3. What a lovely tribute Margy. Bro was clearly a much loved pal and not just be John. Black labs are rather special - we have one in the family too. An old girl named Holly.

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    1. They are a very loyal dog. John is so lonely, but due to his father's failing health they don't want a new dog to join the family. John is really between a rock and a hard place. - Margy

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  4. Sweet...brings tears to my eyes!

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    1. And mine. He was a great dog friend. - Margy

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  5. so very sweet - what a beautiful dog!! thanks for visiting me!!

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    1. I remember Bro from the age of about two through eighteen. That's a long well lived life. - Margy

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  6. Now I'll sing that song in my sleep - such a nice memory of a friend's dog.

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    1. It's somethings we've always said about John and Bro. They've been everywhere together throughout our backcountry. - Margy

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  7. ah, goodbye to bro - a man's best friend. You touched my heart today. Thank you.

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    1. As Bro touched our hearts each day. - Margy

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  8. ...friends are what makes life special.

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    1. You are so right, human and animal friends. - Margy

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  9. Such a nice tribute. What a lucky lab and companion that really did have the best doggy life ever!!!

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  10. Aww how sweet, I know he will be missed very much. We just adopted a Lab Hound mix and are so smitten with him.

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    1. John is looking for a Lab mix, but in our area they are hard to find. - Margy

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    1. Thank you. I think the one with the snow in the foreground and clouds behind is kind of special. - Margy

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  12. This is a lovely tribute to Brody!
    I hope John finds another Lab. They are wonderful.

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    1. He has been looking on the Internet. I am amazed how much people are asking for mixed breed labs these days. - Margy

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Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy