Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The starlit wave is still

20050608 Haigh Hall - Leeds-Liverpool Canal (1)

'Tis evening on the moorland free,

The starlit wave is still:

Home is the sailor from the sea,

The hunter from the hill.*

.................... BONDI ...................

9-OCT-1998 --- 5-MAY-2009

20050624 Edinburgh

* A.E. Houseman: XXII - R.L.S.


  1. So sorry to hear of Bondi's passing. Run free Bondi - you have earned your angel wings.

    Brooke, Greg, Charlie & Opy

  2. You gave him a good life and he gave the same to you.

    It was fun to read about him and your adventures together.

  3. My condolences to you and Munson.

  4. We've never seen your blog before but we're here to say how sorry we are about Bondi's passing. We seemed like such a great companion. I bet your adventures together were just the best. You'd have so many great memories.

    Noah Willow Tess Lucy

  5. Oh Mike...words aren't really enough at this time. Just know that you are loved so much by so many. And Bondi loved you best of all. He'll keep on looking after you in doggie heaven. Hugs to you and Munson. Love, Adrian, Rachelle, Baxter and Georgie

  6. Margot7:41 pm

    Having lost two beautiful dogs (twins) within months of each other, after 16 years, we understand all too well how you must feel. All our love to you Mike - Tony and Margot.

  7. Well, fur some reason my mom is leaking and her paws shaking as she writes this...

    We knew the end was khoming but just didn't expekht it to be today...

    But then again, that should be how life is lived: never expekhting it to be 'today'...

    Once again, you showed him the biggest example of your love fur him: letting him go even though you knew it would hurt...we always know this will happen to us yet we keep letting them into our hearts...

    See 'khross and north of The Rainbow Bridge some day Big Handsome Guy...

    Khyra and Her Mom Phyll

  8. Anonymous10:40 pm

    Hi Mike, sorry to hear the news. Best wishes. James

  9. We are so sorry to hear about Bondi. It sounds like you had a terrific life together. Sending beagle hugs.

    love & wags,
    River & crew

  10. We are so sorry to hear this news...run free sweet Bondi. Our hearts go out to you.

    Maryann & The Brat Pack

  11. We're so very sorry to hear about Bondi! We wish we could have gotten to know him! You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  12. For Bondi and his family, with love and sorrow.

    "Rainbow Bridge" - Author Unknown

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

  13. Run free of pain Bondi. Hugs to your family. I know you will watch over them.

  14. He was such a beautiful pup. So sorry for your loss...

  15. what a lovely poem and photos. we spent a little time purusing your blog. there are some great memories housed within; love the photographs.

    we are so sorry for your loss. Bondi was a great friend. you have him a wonderful life. we hope you will find comfort in your precious memories.

    sad sad woofs from the 4Bs - Bailey, Baxter, Brody & Benson - and our mom

  16. run free Bondi!

    my condolences to you and Munson

    a very sad lurker :(

  17. My condolences on your loss. He lives forever in your heart and in the hearts of those who have followed your adventures.

    Meeshka and the gimpy gang

  18. It is with heavy tears flowing that I say how terribly sorry I am. Bondi was such a wonderful boy, and he loved you so much. You could always see it in his face. You will forever have such wonderful memories. He will always be in your heart.

    Run free and swift swee, adorable Bondi. I will miss you. Now Munson can carry on your adventures.

    Hugs and tears,

  19. sad woofs, what a handsome boy!! soo sorry fur ur loss...its soo hard to let go of them..ur all in my thoughts and prayers...RIP Bondi, run with the wind...

    a sad,
    angel lacylulu
    and mama..

  20. We're so sorry about Bondi's passing. He had the most adventurous life of any pup we know and was loved very much.

    Steve, Kat, and family

  21. We are sorry ta hear about Bondi crossing over da Rainbow Bridge.
    Letting go is one of da hardest things we have to cope with. May Bondi's paws be furever upon your heart.

    Biloxi and family

  22. Sad woos from the Kapp pack!

  23. Words can't express how sorry we are for your loss. Bondi was was beautiful pup. It is clear how well loved he was.

    Please give munson a big hug from us.

    You are so very lucky to have had all of those wonderful trips with him to hold in your heart forever.

    Lots of Luv & Kisses
    Addie, Lucie, Hailey and Staci

  24. So sorry to hear of your loss...Bondi was one of the special ones...

  25. Mike, my sincere condolences on Bondi's passing.

  26. Always so painful and difficult to lose our furry friends, especially one as special and close as Bondi clearly was to you. Our deepest condolences.

  27. We are so sad to hear this news. I wish we had gotten to know Bondi. Our condolences to you and Munson.

    Painter pack

  28. Khyra sent us over. We are so sorry about Bondi. He sounds like an extraordinary companion whose spirit will remain with you always.

  29. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that Bondi is not in pain anymore abd that you have gave him all your love.

    YD, Samantha & June

  30. Oh Mike we are so sorry to hear of Bondi's crossing. We know it is hard for you but remember all the great times you have had...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  31. My first visit to your blog and I'm heartbroken for you. We wish you well, and are incredibly sorry for your loss.

  32. Hi there,

    We came from Khyra's place. We have never been here before but we sure know what it's like to lose a precious member of the family. We are so sorry to hear about Bondi, it seems you had a truly unique and special bond with him.

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way friend...

    Benson and Gibson
    (and jaime)

  33. We are so sorry for your loss. Run free Bondi.
    Ruby & Penny

  34. We came from Holly's House. We didn't know Bondi, but we came to pay our respects to a faithful friend and traveling companion. You two certainly had adventures together!

  35. Sorry to hear about big boy Bondi !
    He is a handsome boy ! & a very adventurous one ! I am sure you both had lots of great time together, just by looking at those wonderful place that you guys had been ! Now he has earn his wings, run free now bug boy !

    Four Musketeers

  36. One is never quite prepared for the loss of such a dear dear companion, we send hugs and sad woos to you. May Bondi's adventures beyond the Rainbow Bridge continue in restored health and joyful spirit.

    Star & Jack
    and biped mom Pat

  37. We are new to your blog. Khyra alerted us to Bondi's passing. He looks like he was a wonderful woofie and we are sorry for your loss. We are sending soft purrs for you.

  38. We are so sorry to hear about Bondi. What a beautiful tribute to your special friend.

    Love -

    Hershey and Kaci

  39. We heard from Opy about your boy crossing over the bridge and came to send you our love.Your life with him seems like one I have always dreamed to have with my pups.What a wonderfull life together you had.We send you lots of hugs and strength Diana and Agatha and Archie

  40. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Bondi will be missed.

    Joni and Dakota of the East

  41. I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm sure Bondi is at peace across the Rainbow Bridge.

  42. I'm so sorry about your loss. You and Bondi really experienced a lot together, which is wonderful. It sounds like you gave him the best possible life, and let him go with dignity and kindness.

    I hope you can find comfort in your memories.

    Teddy, T-man Angel & their mom

  43. This is our first time to your post. Khyra let us know of the sadness that has come. Our hearts break for you.
    You gave the biggest gift of all yo your buddy to let him be set free. The pain is intense - yes.
    Your love intense. The memories are branded into your heart. Let them linger. Speak of your sadness- it is okay
    tweedles and moms

  44. Anonymous10:29 am


    Our Condolences to you, Mike.

    We're all going to miss BONDI!


  45. A beautiful friend who will be with you - but differently now. Rest in the support your have from friends and pups... hugs, xx

  46. I just found your blog,

    Mike I am so very sorry to hear about Bondi's passing! There are no words that will make you feel better! I hope one day you will embrace and cherish your memories! Bondi will always be a part of you and will always be with you!

    Rest in Peace Bondi!

    Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Angel Winton and mom Penny

  47. J and the boys3:11 am

    RIP Bondi Bear.

  48. My heart goes out to you Michael. Bondi's passing is such terrible news! I remember the first time I met Bondi. It was Seattle and Bondi was barely a year old. I recall the walk we took around your local lake and noted how much joy Bondi had brought into your life.

    No dog ever had a more loving, dutiful master. This blog is wonderful tribute to his life and the love you shared.

    Andrew (and Garry)