While on vacation in Hawaii my family and I found out that our beloved fur baby Bodhi has passed away. And as I’m writing this (covered in tears) it still feels surreal…Our hearts are completely shattered. We’ve loved and still love Bodhi unconditionally and it hurts so bad knowing that he won’t be there when we return home. He was part of our family, our soulmate dog. We were lucky enough to share our lives with him even though it came to an end abruptly, at the worst possible way.
Rest in Peace, Bodhi. August 4, 2013 – November 15, 2017.
A million words could not bring you back, I know because I’ve tried. Neither would a million tears, I know because I’ve cried. I miss you, my sweet, little rascal. We love you, Bodhi. Always and forever.
This is truly the hardest post I’ve ever written. In fact, I’m having a very hard time typing this…I’ve been crying non-stop ever since we’ve heard the news from our sitter that Bodhi had gone missing. We’ve been in Hawaii for a day when we received a text on Monday morning, November 13. My world came crushing down immediately. I couldn’t make sense of it all at first, my heart was racing, tears were flowing—and yet I had to keep myself together. My husband and I didn’t want to share the news with our oldest son Kingston just yet. We shared our loss on social media and the responses have been unbelievable. Our whole community and neighborhood came together to help find Bodhi. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. From friends, neighbors to strangers—all of them tried their very best to find and rescue our little fur baby. We stayed connected on social media to find out more information on any sightings, which at first, have been a few. It gave us so much hope. We prayed so hard for his safe return…, and we know that so many of you were praying for him also. Volunteers, neighbors and friends went out day and night to look for Bodhi, volunteers printed and hung up flyers…it was heartwarming and comforting. I’m crying again as I’m writing this because it shows that Bodhi not only touched my heart, but of so many others as well, even though they have never met our fur baby in person.
And while we had high hopes that Bodhi will be found…it unfortunately didn’t happen. We received a phone call that someone has found a deceased Yorkie near the location he was last seen in. It was believed that he died of hypothermia. I broke down. I’m crying hysterically at the beach with everybody watching me thinking I’ve gone crazy.
I was in sheer pain and agony.
This whole vacation I was in pain. I never fell asleep for fear of reliving the horror. Thinking of little Bodhi, all alone in the cold. I cried until my eyes dried up, then cried again.
Bodhi’s death is a tragedy. Forever my family and I will live in a state of pain. Forever we will be praying for him, hoping that our furry child is watching, guarding us from Heaven. We pray for strength to carry on and live despite our tragedy.
And last but not least…a special thank you to all who helped day & night to find our beloved pup, Bodhi.