This is a note from Ang again.
It is with heavy heart, and grief that I must write that Temera and John's Beloved Baby Buluga (affectionally known here as Boo) has passed away this morning.
While Temera was preparing for the homecoming of her wonderful, hardworking hubby, John, and putting things in order, Buluga went quietly to her room that she shared with John, crawled up onto her bed next to his and went to sleep. Not to wake up again. She knew her daddy was coming home to take care of her mommy and that was what she was holding out for.
Boo was saved by Temera from a puppy mill that was brought up on several charges many years ago. Through the years there have been severe complications with Boo but whatever the cost Temera always came up with funds, doctors, or other health alternatives to help Buluga adjust and function as other dogs would. Temera gave her a wonderful quality of life that I truely beleive she would have never received without Temera. Boo for all purposes is Temera's child.
Boo was shy and timid towards men but affectionately warmed INSTANTLY to John and Temera knew she had the right man if her Beloved Buluga's approval had been met. When John came home from work, or in from working on the farm, he would lay on the floor next to her and the two would cuddle, snuggle and spoon each other while Temera looked on lovingly or prepared their meals. Boo greeted everyone with a swish of her tail and and a gentle nudge. And if you didn't acknowledge her, she would be the beautiful soul that she was and do things for you to notice her.
Her favorite meals included chicken hearts, beef heart, McDonald's plain cheeseburger's and double cheeseburger's, chicken livers, and recently chicken liver with bacon. Always prepared (with exception of Mickey D's) by Temera with love and affection.
Boo loved to be outside rolling in the grass and her favorite time was when the wind was blowing.
Buluga was the protector of the ranch here. She let Temera know when something was astir with the horses, alpacas, and chickens. She mothered Thomas and Slinky and they have looked out for her. Learning to open and close doors for each other has been a new trick learned within the last 6 months. Many atimes Temera and John would catch the cats snuggling with Boo as she affectionately looked over them, as if they were her babies.
I can tell you from personal knowledge that there were days I would get a call from Temera telling me that Buluga was on an eating strike, and I would come in tow with Mc Donalds plain cheese burgers and feed her by hand or fork, whatever her heart desired. We did it for her to keep her strength. She would give me a gentle nudge, and a wag of her tail to let me know I did good. She had soft chocolate brown eyes that melt your heart.
Temera and John are in shock and disbelief. They knew that she wasn't feeling up to par but because she's Boo she always pulls through.
We know that Buluga is in Heaven, overseeing Temera and John, and now their biggest cheerleader on the otherside of the veil. She no longer suffers the aches and pains that this life here brought to her. But Temera and John will need time to grieve and work through this process.
Please keep John and Temera in your prayers as you lay your head down on the pillow tonight. Please keep them in your prayers tomorrow as you bow your head to give thanks.