Bosco, the Sweetest Chocolate Lab a Family Could Ask For
Bosco "Nardy Doot" Quinn
September 15th, 2002
December 6, 2014
On November 15th, 2002, we were fortunate enough to choose one of the best dogs this family has ever seen. Bosco is the greatest family dog a person could possibly ask for.
Today we will sadly have to say goodbye. Bosco has bone cancer, and I literally tried every natural treatment to save him. I am now 25, but I grew up with Bosco as a teenager and a young adult.
I know from experience how important it is to have a companion during these challenging times. High school and college were not easy times for me, and taking Bosco on walks; running with him; playing fetch with him and so many other activities helped me reduce stress during my times of depression.
He never judged me, or put me down when I was in despair, so I would always go straight to him for consolation.
He always let us know when he wanted to go for a walk, or when he wanted to eat. He was a vocal boy who never let things go unsaid. I will miss his bark dearly, and will never get over his vocal presence.
He loved his dad—my dad too—who took him hunting, walking, hiking and fetching. We have videos of him barking hysterically as my father comes home from work.
He was always just so happy to see all of our family members. Even if we were only gone for a few short hours, he would bark joyously to affirm how much he loved us, and how happy he was to see us. That can never be replaced.
He was so clever, and had so many little quirks that I needed 20 pages of notebook paper to write down all the memories I had of him. I could shed an infinite number of tears, but that will never be enough to overcome the reality that I will never see him again.
I tried so hard to fix you, buddy. When you were first diagnosed with osteosarcoma, I gave you every natural treatment I could find. I tried essiac tea; the budwig protocol; vitamin B17; the raw food diet; black strap molasses/baking soda; essential oils; juicing; herbal treatments; bone broth meals and so much more.
I am very sorry I didn't help get you better, because if these last four months were any indication, I would have walked the globe for you just to ensure that you would get better.
I love you buddy, and I will think of you every day for the rest of my life.
Your big brother Colin and the whole Quinn family