Today we bid a final farewell to our good friend Lupo, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday night. Lupo was Katie’s last living friend in Germany. The two of them kept in touch over the past years with messages and photos using What’s App. Sadly, we don’t have too many photos as Mom wasn’t a blogger or photographer ten plus years ago, but we do have a few shots we can share of the good times we now will cherish forever.
Lupo made many trips to St. Peter-Ording for vacation, and prior to our moving to the USA, it was always a fun time for Katie to see her little buddy. They loved the beach, romping, sniffing, exploring, and Lupo loved to be in the sunshine and occasionally enjoyed taking a rest out in a Strandkorb (beach chair).
Katie and Lupo were good friends long before I came along. When Lupo was visiting on vacation, the two of them enjoyed keeping an eye out for any riff raff while the food was being grilled. They made a nice set of guard dogs. These photos of Lupo in visiting Katie are from 2005 and 2006. Katie looks so young!
They hung out in the big open yard with plenty of space to play. There was no fence, but amazingly, Katie didn’t try to leave home. From what Katie tells me, those were really fun times. My mom doesn’t miss Germany, but she does miss her friends, and I think Katie has always missed her friends too. Katie has always been real social and has always had good friends like Lupo.
In June 2007, when I was just a puppy at nine months old, we did a quick trip around Germany to say, “good bye” to our friends before we moved back to the USA. We spent a night at Lupo’s house. It was the first time I met him. We were supposed to pose for a photo with Alex, Lupo’s mom, but as you can see, none of us were into modeling or photos.
The three of us hung out in Lupo’s yard with Mom for a bit. I was kind of a pain in the furs to Lupo being a young pup, but he was polite. I think Katie may have been slightly embarrassed having me tagging along. I hardly recognize my mom back then when she wore glasses! It was definitely a fun visit! We all knew at that time we would never be together again with the Atlantic ocean between us, so we made sure to have one last really fun time together.
Lupo just turned fourteen in March. He had a nice party with family and good food. We always thought Katie who will be fourteen next month would be the first to go, so we were shocked to hear about Lupo’s sudden passing. We are especially sad for his mom who will miss him so very much. Lupo was an only fur in the family, so there are no others to console his mom. Lupo, run free, and find those big beaches in heaven to run around on. One day we will all meet again! Hugs to your mom from all of us, but the biggest hugs come from Katie who is very sad about the loss of her good friend. Remember to cherish every day you have because there is no guarantee of a tomorrow.