A Tribute to Timmy

26 Jul

TimmyHe was my best neighborhood dog friend. He lived right across the street so I saw him a lot.

He wasn’t like me. He hung out on his front porch and usually stayed there. I would have been off and running. But sometimes my person would let me go over there and say hi.

We often went out on the trails together – me and my person and Timmy and his people. But Timmy would turn around and head back home when I was just barely getting started.


Timmy and Bongo

Timmy was old, and he walked with a limp. But he was always good for a sniff, and we checked each other out that way often.

I can imagine Timmy now. No limp – no tired old body. He must be off and running on the trails somewhere as fast as I do.

I expect to be running around on my trails for a long time to come yet, maybe as long as Timmy did. Seventeen years is a pretty long time.

But when I’m finally old and worn out there’s one thing I’ve gotta ask.

Timmy, can you save a place for me on your trails?

Bongo and Timmy


Posted by on July 26, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, pets


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56 responses to “A Tribute to Timmy

  1. Delft

    July 26, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Sympathies to Timmy’s people. Losing a pet is a dreadful wrench.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Delft. I’m sure Timmy’s people will appreciate that.

  2. Laurie Bartolo

    July 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Bongo, what a lovely tribute to your friend Timmy! It’s always hard to say goodbye to a friend, but as you mentioned, there is no limping or pain where he is now, just peace. How blessed his people were to have him for 17 years! And I’m sure he’ll save a place for you on his trails! 🙂

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks Laurie. It’s hard to believe he’s gone. He’s been my neighbor for a long time.

  3. Dianda

    July 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Lovely tribute, Bongo!
    I’m so sorry for you and timmy’s people.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks Dianda.

  4. jazfagan

    July 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Sorry abut Timmy Bongo, it’s sad to see a friend go away from us….Peace Jaz

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Jaz. I’ll miss him.

  5. Bassas Blog

    July 26, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    It’s always sad to lose a friend Bongo but it is nice that you remember the times you shared.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

      Bassa, I will definitely remember good times with Timmy.

  6. Geraldine

    July 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I’m sorry for Timmy’s human’s loss. What a beautiful dog. And a good friend you will never forget. I’m glad Timmy is pain free and in doggie heaven now. He will be watching out for you, I’m sure.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Geraldine, I’ll look forward someday to running on the trails with Timmy.

  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    July 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    RIP (Romp In Peace), Timmy. Nice thoughts, Bongo. Mom and I will say prayers and send peaceful thoughts to all of the people and pets who love Timmy.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks Cupcake. I’m sure the prayers will especially bless Timmy’s people right now.

  8. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    July 26, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Bongo I’m so sorry you lost your friend and my heart breaks for you and Timmy’s people. I’m sure he is running through his Trails and will safe a spot for you.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores. I’ll miss my friend, and I’m sure his people will miss him even more.

  9. Jen

    July 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    17 is a good run! Thank you for telling us about Timmy.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks Jen. Timmy did live a good long life.

  10. angelswhisper2011

    July 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Oh, Bongo, this news affected me. I’m so sorry for the lost of your friend Timmy, but I’m glad he doesn’t have to suffer anymore. You made a beautiful remembrance of your dear friend, I had to shed a tear while I was reading the tribute. Very touching.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks Angels Whisper.

  11. dianeskitchentable

    July 26, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Bongo you brought a tear to my eyes but I’ll bet Timmy was a great friend & neighbor who loved you as much as you love him.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Thanks Diane. Timmy was a pretty good friend.

  12. barb19

    July 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love your tribute to Timmy and my heart goes out to his family; it’s never easy losing a much loved pet. You have some good memories of him to hold on to.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Barb. I’m sure Timmy’s family will appreciate your concern. I’ll always think of him sitting on his porch across the street from me.

  13. Flo

    July 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm


    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Flo.

  14. Patricia

    July 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    So sorry to hear of your friend’s passing. It will be sad seeing the empty porch across the street but you have wonderful memories. Be sure to give Timmy’s family loves when you see them. I am sure they are hurting and you can help them heal.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Patricia, I’ll definitely go over and give Timmy’s family loves. Maybe even sit on Timmy’s porch for awhile.

  15. philosophermouseofthehedge

    July 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I’m sure the German would send a soft nose bump, Rumpy.
    And RC hopes you will accept a kindly paw extended in peace and sympathy.
    Maybe you can give those neighbors a waggle tail sometime to cheer them up.
    It would probably make TImmy smile, too.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Karen, I’ll go over and give Timmy’s family lots of loves, and at this sad time I will accept RC’s paw. I know it comes from the heart.

  16. Lindy MacDuff

    July 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Very nice tribute to Timmy. I’m sure you will miss him, and my heart goes out to his family that he leaves behind.

    • Bongo

      July 26, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks Lindy. I’m going to miss hanging out with Timmy and I’m sure his family appreciates your concern.

  17. colliesofthemeadow

    July 27, 2012 at 12:42 am

    RIP Timmy! Sorry about your loss of a geat friend Bongo.

    • Bongo

      July 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Collies, I will definitely miss Timmy. He was a great friend.

  18. marina kanavaki

    July 27, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Oh, Bongo, I’m so sorry for Timmy… It’s hard loosing a friend. Your kind words are making him smile from those “faraway fields” [a Bones expression].

    • Bongo

      July 27, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Marina, I can imagine Timmy smiling right now.

  19. themisadventuresofmisaki

    July 27, 2012 at 2:29 am

    So sorry about Timmy, but I bet he’s having a fab time on rainbow bridge xx

    • Bongo

      July 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      Misaki, I can imagine Timmy running the trails to his heart’s content.

  20. eripanwkevin

    July 27, 2012 at 6:36 am

    Very beautiful tribute to Timmy, Bongo. I almost cried while I was reading it. I’m very sorry about your friend, Timmy. He looked pawsome doggie on those pictures above.
    I’m sure that Timmy had a wonderful life with his humans and with his friends like you, and now he also has another lovely life where he is. Please rest in peace, Timmy.

    • Bongo

      July 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Kevin. Timmy was a pawsome doggie. I’m sure he’ll miss his people, but I can imagine him wagging his tail right now.

  21. whatimeant2say

    July 27, 2012 at 9:21 am

    That is a great memorial, Bongo. I know you will miss Timmy, but I’m sure he will be saving a place for you on those trails.

    • Bongo

      July 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Wonderbutt’s person. I could never run with Timmy here because he was already old when I met him, but I’m looking forward to running with him on those trails in the sky someday.

  22. Chancy and Mumsy

    July 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Sweet Bongo we are so sorry for the loss of your friend. What a wonderful, touching and sweet tribute to your good friend Timmy. We bet he is watching over you right now sweet Bongo. We know he will never forget you and when it is time he will have that spot on his trail for you. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Bongo

      July 27, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Thanks Chancy and Mumsy. I had to do something special because Timmy was a special friend.

  23. Winnie The Greyhound

    July 28, 2012 at 4:49 am

    Lovely tribute to your friend Timmy. I bet he loved seeing you and saying hello with a sniff and I agree with the others who say he’s sure to be watching over you.

    Love and licks, Winnie

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks Winnie. I’ll miss Timmy for sure, but maybe I’ll see him again someday.

  24. heyitsjethere

    July 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.
    So sorry to learn that Timmy has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I’m glad you were able to make memories to keep in your heart pocket. I hope Timmy gets to meet my golden sister, Koko, frolicking over the Rainbow Bridge as well.

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Hey Jet, I bet Timmy and Koko are running together on the Rainbow Bridge trails right now, having a great time.

      • heyitsjethere

        July 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

        Hey Bongo,

        What a pawesome scene that would be to watch!

  25. rumpydog

    July 28, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Rest in peace sweet Timmy.

    • Bongo

      July 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm

      I’m missing Timmy already Rumpy.

  26. Jessica

    August 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to your buddy, Timmy! My condolences go out to Timmy’s family. I’m so happy that Timmy’s long and happy life was hightened with having you as a friend.

    • Bongo

      August 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm

      Thanks Jessica. Timmy was a great friend and I miss him.

  27. YouKai Shinigami

    August 10, 2012 at 3:26 am

    *don’t know how I missed some of your post*
    Is hard to let a friend go, but if you enjoyed being with him, you can treasure the memories you made together.
    I let some of my dogs go too, it was painfull. But now I know they are resting peacefully.

    • Bongo

      August 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      YouKai, every time I look over at Timmy’s house I expect to see him sitting on the front porch. Then I realize how much I miss him.


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