Boris photos

My sweet old Boris died in his sleep last night. If you know me or if you've been following my blog, you know Boris and how much he meant to me. We had over 10 great years with him and he will be missed so very much. I'm thankful that he died peacefully in his sleep, curled up on his cush. The past week he had slowed down a lot, but didn't appear to be suffering.

Here are some photos of Boris, in random order because I was too lazy to organize them in any way.

Boris in front of the house in Strathmere in May of this year.

Such a rough life.

A tush makes a very good cush.

Boris playing with Harlow when she was a pup. Harlow was rough from the start and after awhile she was too rough for Boris to play with!

Boris on the beach in Strathmere.

Boris is protesting having his photo taken and Harlow is looking at snowflakes.
Look at that face!

Trying to ecscape from the 'Annual Christmas Dog Torture' - which is when we try to get a photo of the dogs for our Christmas card.

Driving to Strathmere. The Big Dog has to stand on the center console so that he can get a good view of everything while we drive.

Boris at 6 weeks old. This is the first time that we saw him. We picked him out as ours at the breeders, but we had to wait 2 more weeks before we could bring him home. On the way home, he chewed the buttons on my jacket and peed on my lap. Good memories.

Swimming in Strathmere, about 2005

 In Strathmere with Harlow, 2008

Sleeping in Harlow's "Wolf Den". He never had a crate as a pup, but we got one to try to train Harlow. She only used it to hide in when she was scared, but he slept in in every night.

Boris meeting Harlow for the first time. We had him on the leash because we didn't know how he would react to her, we thought he might be too rough. We were wrong, it was Harlow that was rough!

Boris in my Dad's 1934 Ford Panel Van. Boris thought that it was his truck.

I love this photo, 'People let me tell you about my best friend . . . ' - They were good buddies. He was always sweet to her, even though she was rough on him! I used to say to them  'Big bruver and baby sisser' because I'm a dork like that.

Here's another puppy photo of Boris


Anonymous said...

i'm sorry about your puppy. it's so hard to lose such a good buddy.
my sympathy, kelly

Bonnie Ryncewicz said...

Carol -- I'm getting all teary just looking at your photos and words. Boris looked like a real sweetheart, and I can tell you were a devoted mom. It looks like he had the best life while he was with you and I know you will miss him something awful - I bet Harlow will too. I can see why you fell in love with him -- he was an adorable little puppy. I'll be sending you good thoughts---give Harlow a hug for me :)

Amy Jeanne said...

My mum-in-law sends condolences. She is sitting here crying.

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful little fella he was. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful memories with us.

All the best,

Shrinky Inky said...

Just seeing these photos again makes my heart full of the joy you and Boris had together. What a lovely doggie and you're so lucky to have lived with him.

Cranberry Morning said...

Carol, I'm so sorry about losing Boris. People who don't have dogs just don't know the kind of companionship and unconditional love they give to us. And don't feel like a dork. We tuck our dogs in at night when they go to bed.

I'm so glad you have photos of Boris and many, many wonderful memories.

voguevintage said...

OMG the puppy pictures are so cute! I hope Harlow is going to be okay without him too :(

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing all of those adorable photos of Boris.

Glamoursurf said...

Awww Carol,

Your pictures of Boris always cheered me up and put a smile on my face. He was such handsome guy! I feel for you, wish I could give you the Big Boris Hug! He was happy with you! (((HUGGS)))

Angela said...

My thoughts are with you Carol - xoxo

Isis said...

I'm sorry for your loss. He looked like a complete darling!

Lexy Mademyday said...

English bulldogs are my favorite dogs, thanks for sharing those adorable photos of him.

vintagevixxen said...

i'm so sorry to hear about boris. i stop in at your blog once in a while and i've loved seeing his cute face. you will always have such good memories.

kim said...

So adorable! Our Chloe Jane died in 2008. Someday we'll get another bully. ((((((hugs)))) said...

So sorry for your loss. I have an English Bulldog too, Fergie. I know how loving, funny and pushy they are. Hope time will help with healing.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

donna said...

Big hugs to you and Harlow because I know you'll miss Boris loads....he was a good dog, I can tell ♥

I love your memories :)


Dakota said...

I'm so sorry for your loss; losing dogs is so hard!
He was so handsome, and he really looks like he lived a life full of love and happiness <3

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I'm so sorry. I just found your blog and wanted to check it out but had to stop and say, I'm sorry - this is so hard.