Sunday, July 3, 2011


Today is a sad day at the Burgess's , Our boy Bok (dog) passed away ,and went on ahead to the rainbow bridge to wait for Ciejay and Me when we pass by someday.
Bok was a stray ,that found his way to our home and hearts as a little puppy he was , not even a month old, he was nine months old when he was poisoned , by someone or something , we'll probably never know . Bok never meet a stranger during the day and was loved and enjoyed by all who live on our road , a couple of our neighbors loved him as much as we and they called him Peter, he could understand Thai and English and was very obedient when told what to do.BUT when nightime came and he would take his post on our front porch , then, he was transformed into Bok the Wonder Guard Dog and everyone was a stranger till morning. He will be missed , If you have dogs  watch after them as they like Bok will love unconditional and sometimes  that's not to good. Take care of them as you would a small child and never allow any folks to be cruel to them.

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they stop, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.
ฉ 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Sorry to hear about Bok. I have read this poem before, very appropriate.

Malcolm and CieJay Burgess said...

Thanks Lindy Lou ,I've always liked the poem , helps to ease the sorrow . How do we get so attached,especially here in Thailand where dogs are poisioned and many are stolen ,to be taken to Loas and Nam for the folks to eat on a regular basic. take care . Malcolm

MJ Klein said...

Malcolm, sorry to hear about Bok. he sounded like a good boy.

Anonymous said...

Oh no.. sorry to hear about the loss of your boy, Bok.

Despite his short stay, I'm sure it was the best life he experienced in the LOS. He will look out for you guys from the doggy heaven for sure.


Martyn said...

The Rainbow Bridge is a very fitting tribute to a young dog who sadly passed away much too soon.

Malcolm I'm pretty sure one dark night you'll get a lovable lick from behind and you'll know in your heart the lovable boy is 'Bok' where he belongs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Malcolm,I'm sad to hear about the loss of your dog. They are true friends to those that look after them.I'm hopefully permanently moving to Thailand from Australia next year. I have enjoyed reading your story and one day I hope mine will be similar. Would be nice to catch up if at all posssible in the future. Take care mate.