Bajas 2002 4/15 – 2012 1/6

Bajas was put to sleep this afternoon at one thirty. After injuring his back last year it was only a matter of time and today was the day. He’s been enjoying Christmas on the couch or in front of the fire with us, eating whatever he wanted and mostly being carried around in the house and to go outside to potty. He’s deteriorated fast the last few days, so it was really time. Once the ice and snow came outside he started walking even less and with that reduction in movement he started having pain, most likely from the calcifications in his joints.

I know it was the right decision, but it’s so strange imagining a future without him. There has been other dogs before him, but none like him. He was the dog that turned me into a crazy dog lady rather than just a person with dog(s). He introduced me to dog sports, first and foremost obedience, but also agility, tracking, tricks and so on. I knew pretty much nothing about dogs other than as regular family pets before him. I didn’t plan to get a dog with so much drive, but I got him and just had to find ways to channel the brains and energy he had so that he didn’t drive me NUTS.

I’ve found a few (lots) pictures of some of the things he’s done during his 10 years.

Just being beautiful

Baby beareater
He’s always loved stuffies, this Koala was one of his first.

He did love them BIG!

Tur med Ducky
But small ones, like Ducky here, could be okay too.

BamBam has been his favorite for the last few years.

Baj på sofarygg med Raff
Raff has been a good friend, too!

As a puppy – ready for school. He took lots of classes – they were the only place he was busy enough to behave. LOL!

Auntie Lene knitted this hat for his 6month birthday – we threw a party with guests and everything!

Best of Breed at his first puppy show.

Out on lots of adventures – here on the mountain Langeland near our cottage.

Walking with Coco and Nimbus.

Moose hunting..

Skitur Gålå


Walking on the frozen lake.

Adventures on the little island in our lake.

Lilleøy med Virus
Virus kept him company!

He never willingly went into the water (with one exception) until he turned 5 years old, but then he began really enjoying wading into the water.

Bajas andelår
Due to food allergies he ended up on a raw diet – which he’s enjoyed tremendously. Here he’s eating a duck leg.

He’d help me bake, too!


Fun in the forest!

He’s tolerated lots of annoying little brudders.. Here with puppy Nimbus.

And even one annoying niece, Cindy.

It’s a bit sad he got injured before Gummi arrived, making it less fun for them to hang out than I would have hoped. Hopefully Gummi will get to hang out with his own brother or sister in the future without having to worry about anything, just have fun.

He was pretty patient after all. Poor Bajas! Didn’t help much to tell him he’d been just as annoying when he was a pup..

Little baby brudder Virus kept him company when Bajas suddenly was an only dog a few years back. They learned to enjoy each other’s company.

baj og virus i soff

Julekort 2009

Run free, Bajas.. We’re going to miss you, but we’re so very thankful for knowing you.

53 thoughts on “Bajas 2002 4/15 – 2012 1/6

  1. Fly free sweet Bajas, Annie’s heart pug, her one and only love. Ane I am so sorry you have lost your little Bajas man, we are sending you many hugs and much comfort today. There will never be another Bajas.
    love always
    Nancy, Howie, Java, Annie and Hannah

  2. Oh no, so sorry about dear Bajas. We are sending lots of love and hugs your way. What a wonderful friend Bajas has been; we will miss him dearly. Thanks for sharing all these great pictures of him – this is a lovely tribute.
    Love Clover, Chewy & Mom, Jess

  3. So sorry Ane. Loved all of the pictures of him here, especially the one with his face half covered in flour. He was a character for sure!

    RIP Bajas.

  4. oh ane
    ia am so srry! i am sending you all of my love!
    emmitt is there waiting for him with open arms and paws filled with mini meatloaves for them to enjoy!

    i love you and am always here for you!

  5. All of us here are so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Bajas. Please accept our sincere sympathy, and know that you are in our thoughts today, the hardest day in any animal guardians life.

    Kathy, Wilma, Brigitte and Sluggo

  6. Our hearts go out to you Ane, Bajas was a beautiful soul. Scarlet’s big sister is over the Bridge ready to pounce and play with him, she’ll show him lots of love.

    Know he’s always with you just as Nicki always is with us.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  7. Gosh, what a Most Amazing and Loved life Bajas had. I know you feel lucky to have him but I KNOW he felt lucky to have you, too. Thank you for sharing all the Most Wonderful pictures of him on all his great adventures. And thank you ever so much for loving him enough to help him across the Bridge when it was time.

    I’m sending you lots of brindle kisses and I sure hope that one day soon, your tears will turn to smiles whenever you think of him.

    Gentle wiggles & wags,

  8. I am very sorry for your loss. We had to say goodbye to two of our pugs within a year of each other, and I know it’s very hard.

  9. Sweet Ane, I am so sorry to hear this sad news.
    Bajas was so loved by the bloggy world!
    And you gave Bajas the best home ever, in the whole world!
    And now you have unselfishly given the kindest gift of all to Bajas- to release him from his pain. I know your heart is breaking, and I am sending healing thoughts and wishes to you- as you remember the many memories.
    Run free sweet Bajas- so many of your friends are there to meet you.

  10. I’m so sorry to hear about Bajas. He looks so much like my Onyx. They do steal your heart. Hugs to you! Run free little man!..

  11. We heard about Bajas from Mango and Dexter and we are so sorry for your loss. But he’s pain free and running again at the Bridge. He has left you so many good memories and will be safe in your heart forever.

  12. We are all so very sad to hear this news. We had no idea you had moved your blog and that is why we have not visited in so long. We missed all these posts and here we just thought you were not blogging.

    We all loved Bajas and his many adventures. Soft hugs and gentle woos from all of us.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  13. Ah yes!

    A khrazy dog lady!

    We have such powers ovFUR our moms!

    We are glad woo listened to Bajas and let him khross with dignity –

    I’m sure there will be khwite the pawty this weekend akhross The Rainbow Bridge!

    Khyra and Her Mom

  14. Mango Momma passed the sad news. I did not know your sweet pug & offer sincere condolences to you, your family & friends. Looks like he had a great life but I know he left a huge hole in your heart. So sorry. Hugs!

  15. So sorry for your loss. Bajas sounds like a great dog and he sure was cute. And you were fortunate to have each other. We send comforting purrs and woofs.

  16. I am so sorry Ane. You and Bajas,Coco and Nimbus were one of the first blogging buddies for me. Bajas looks so much like our Charlie and it was so fun to watch him. I know he is running and playing with his mom and whippie brother. And I am sure our Ollie is right there with them having a wonderful time with his new friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, take care my friend.
    Judy Kelley

  17. I am so sad to know about Bajas.
    He was a very special friend.
    Our thoughts are with you
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  18. What a wonderful life you gave Bajas! He looked so incredibly happy in each and every one of those pictures.That must bring you some comfort in this sad time -knowing you gave him a full, challenging life where he was loved , loved , loved.Very obviously loved.
    You and your family are in our thoughts. We know it was a difficult decision to make to let him go but he is no longer in pain.Rest in peace sweet boy. Run free.

    LP and the critters in The Cottage xo

    LP and the critters in The Cottage xo

  19. I am so vewy vewy sad to wead this. bajas was one of my bestest fwiends all along my time in DWB. Bajas, I will always keep you in my heawt and know that we will meet one day ovew the bwidge. In the meantime wun and jump and keep being the wondewful gowgeous doggie you have always been. Ouw angels in heaven have welcomed you wif open paws I’m suwe of it. I’m moving to budapest in a week, and am a little scawed, but maybe you can look down fwom heaven and hold my paw to make me bwave like you
    smoochie kisses aways ASTA

  20. Hello Everyone, we came to visit from Mango’s blog to offer our sympathy to you all. Your little Bajas looked adorable and sounds like a little rascal too. We wish you comfort from all the precious memories you have. Love Stella and Rory

  21. We are so sad to hear about Bajas. It is so hard to let them go–even when you know it is best. Hugs to all of you.

  22. We are so very sorry that Bajas had to leave you so soon. You clearly made the best decision for him, hard as it was for you. He was a little guy with a huge personality, and he clearly had a wonderful life with you. You will have so many wonderful memories and he will be always with you in your heart.

    Run Free, Good Friend!

    Woofs, Purrs, Neighs and Hugs,
    Tommy, The Chans, Vidock and #1

  23. I just read about Bajas on Khyra’s blog. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy Bajas. He is such a beautiful dog and the photos of him enjoying life and family are precious. My heart-felt condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Know your sweet Bajas is with you always, in your heart and memories forever.


    Suka and K

  24. I’m so sorry about Bajas! What a great story about Bajas. I too have had “pet” dogs until Loki, whom I’ve had to work and work and work. They are something special and teach you things you’ll never forget about animals.

    But sadly, they are never with us long enough. It’s our price to pay for how they enrich our lives.
    Best wishes and warm wags,
    Wild Dingo, Loki and Juno

  25. We also read about Bajas on Mango & Dexter’s blog and want to offer our condolences. He looks like a wonderful boy and we know you must miss him fiercely. We’re also confident he is running around, playful and pain free, with all the other dogs over the Bridge while he waits for you.

    Jed & Abby

  26. Me and my cat Charlie came over from AFSS’s blog. We are truly sorry about sweet angel Bajas. Reading your post and looking at pics of him – he certainly was a most unique and amazing woofie who lived life to the fullest and then some!

    We are sending you all lots of purrs and hugs. Take care

  27. So sorry for your loss Ane, you will always have such beautiful memories of your gorgeous boy Bajas. Run free little man.
    Lee (Doglaogs88: SBT forum)

  28. This is our first visit and we were looking at some of your posts. We were saddened to read this one. We are sorry for the loss of Bajas. He sounds like he was a very special guy. Pawhugs.

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