Bodger

Bodger 13 Jan 2009 – 14 Feb 2020

Bodger having a laugh


On Friday we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Bodger. He was diagnosed with cancer last September. He came into our lives aged two and a half, a whirlwind of excitement, anxiety, and affection. He was a delightful dog, so playful and full of happiness, and we are heartbroken.

These photos are from his shoot with Bad Monkey Photography late last year.

Bodger with a stick


Bodger playing tug


Bodger in profile


Bodger happy


Bodger kisses Zazie



Zazie Todd, PhD, is the author of Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy. She is the founder of the popular blog Companion Animal Psychology, where she writes about everything from training methods to the human-canine relationship. She also writes a column for Psychology Today and has received the prestigious Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. Todd lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and two cats.

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  1. We had to do the same with our 12-year-old Aussie last month. Busy with a new puppy now, but my heart will ALWAYS ache for my beloved, devoted Jackson....

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    1. I'm so sorry. Your Jackson sounds like a wonderful dog who will always have a place in your heart

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    2. And I'm heartbroken for you losing Bodger; Aussies are very special companions.

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  2. Oh Zazie, I'm sorry for your loss. Bodger looks as if he had a fun life and was closely bonded to you. Cancer is rough. Hugs!

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  3. Bodger looks like he was in love with life, and you. Thank you for sharing these photos of your beloved Bodger...

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    1. Thank you, I feel like you've summed him up very well. I'm glad you like the photos.

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  4. So sorry for your loss! As I have gotten older, I have had to say goodbye to so many good dogs and it never gets any easier.

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    1. Thank you, and I'm sorry for your losses too. It's such a tough thing to go through.

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  5. I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your beautiful boy. One thing wrong with dogs, their lives are too short. Kind thoughts to you Zazie, xxx

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  6. So very very sorry to hear of the loss of your beauftiful Bodger Zazie. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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  7. I'm so sorry, Zazie. I'm sure he helped to develop your love of behavior studies to help both dogs and people.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with anyone who has lost their faithful companion. God bless Bodger.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss. His photos show such a handsome boy with much intensity and I'm sure he has inspired some of your work. RIP Bodger - and take care Zazie.

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