October 16, 1999 – December 17, 2009
Today Kip and I said good-bye to Argus – our sweet, loving, and funny boy. Despite our attempts to make him more comfortable, he declined rapidly and was not eating. This morning he vomited every time he tried to drink water. Always a hard decision when to help a beloved pet over the Rainbow Bridge, but it was the right thing to do by our boy.
Argus lived a full and wonderful life. He was a certified search and rescue dog, flew in helicopters, traveled all over the state of California into some of the most beautiful wilderness areas around, and spent most of his life with his soulmate, Caribou. He was really never the same when she died this past January…and so today when he passed on, I imagine he never looked back…but instead ran toward her with a smile on his face and his tail wagging madly.
We’ll miss you, sweet boy. And someday we’ll all meet again…