Sunday, March 25, 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. Vincents
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.

30 comments:

  1. Hello, Lovely tribute to Brody! I love the labs, they are wonderful dogs. I am sorry for John's loss of Bro, I am sure he is missed. Thank you for linking and sharing this post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks for the comment.

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    1. He wasn't our dog but felt like that in so many ways. We spend a lot of time with John, so Bro was a frequent companions for us as well. - Margy

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  2. A beautiful tribute to Bro. He definitely had a great life and will be miss by all who knew him. My wife had a black lab and we still misses him after 11 years. They are wonderful dogs.

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    1. We used to love his "mad man" dance when he would great us in his younger days. - Margy

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  3. What a beautiful post. He sounds like a wonderful friend for so many years and it's always a loss to see a beloved animal you love, whether it is yours or not, say farewell.

    On another note, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I really appreciated your visit.

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    1. We were quite attached to him even though he belonged to John. - Margy

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  4. A beautiful tribute to Bro. He was one lucky dog as were the people around him. He was a handsome pup. Sad.

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    1. Sad for sure, but his life was becoming too difficult to live. It was a hard decision for John to make. - Margy

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  5. Loved that first shot of Brody! What a wonderful pal they had! (And you) It's always so sad to lose them.

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    1. Too bad pets lives don't match up with ours. - Margy

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  6. What a life! They sure are wonderful companions!

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    1. I know very few people who are closer to their canine companions. - Margy

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  7. Oh such a fine tribute to a beautiful dog who lived the good life with his forever friend. (I have an earworm now -- with new words -- and I will think of John and Bro as it goes through my head.)

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    1. Special thanks to Australian Geoff Mack to writing the original version and Johnny Cash who sang the version that is in my mind. - Margy

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  8. Brings tears to my eyes, Margy, and a smile because you three really have been everywhere, and enjoyed a very good life together. Who could ask for anything more?
    I'm just sorry I never met Bro (and I haven't met Wayne, either, maybe some day, Margy!)
    Hugs to both of you,
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    1. That's all thanks to John and Bro taking us along with them. Maybe on one of your trips to BC we can connect again. - Margy

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  9. Anonymous6:17 PM

    What a great tribute to Bro, Margie! Wow, he has been to a lot of places during a dog's life time! Thank you for including him in All Seasons this week! Have a beautiful week:)

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    1. Thanks for sponsoring the place for us to share our stories. - Margy

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  10. That's a wonderful tribute to Bro. He will be sadly missed by you all.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Yes he will be. - Margy

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  11. really nice tribute - small tears - forming as i read

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    1. Of course the tribute was for John and his family to help celebrate Bro's long life. - Margy

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  12. Beautiful tribute to Bro.

    He was a handsome dog and a faithful companion.

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    1. They were wonderful companions for each other. - Margy

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  13. A beautiful tribute to John's best friend!

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    1. It was a little something that I could contribute. - Margy

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  14. He sounds wonderful.

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    1. He will be hard to follow I'm sure. - Margy

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  15. Bro sounds as wonderful as John!

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    1. They made an inseparable pair until the end. John is going through separation anxiety without his steadfast pal. - Margy

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