This is the website created by my dear brother, Pablo. He was the loveliest boxer pup. Sadly, we lost him on 31 Jan 2021 at age 12. He was the one who first welcomed me into the family when Jose and Corinne took me off the streets. His was the shoulder I slept on and later the one I bullied! I am carrying on this website now to honour my brother, my friend, and the friend to all dogs!
It been hard for me and my folks to cope with loss of Pablo. Imagine how hard it must be for children to lose a pet. When Corinne told me about this book, Balloons For Tiger, I knew I had to share it here.
Watch the trailer of Balloons For Tiger
How can children begin to heal after losing a pet? Balloons for Tiger takes an imaginative look at this tough topic as colorful balloons travel from the hands of children to their beloved cat who has passed on. This book lets children open up their hearts and imaginations for a magical journey to the farthest corners of the world, where they’ll meet skydivers, astronauts, superheroes, and everything in between. As they watch the balloons voyage to the other side of the rainbow bridge, they learn to positively process their grief. Balloons for Tiger is a great tool for any child who has experienced the loss of a pet- or any other loved one, too.
Lori Orlinsky is a multi-award-winning children’s book author who lives in Chicago. She was inspired to tell this story after her family experienced the loss of their beloved eighteen-year-old cat, Tiger. Unable to find books about pet loss to help her young kids cope with their grief, Lori wrote Balloons for Tiger. She hopes this book will help others, too.
Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure that there are no smiles available ~ Jim Beggs
I defy all Boxer owners not to smile at this one:
When dogs are happy they wag their tails… When Boxers are happy they wag the back half of their body…
When dogs are happy to see you they jump up to greet you… When Boxers are happy to see you they run nine hundred miles an hour around the living room…
When dogs are bored they want to play fetch for twenty minutes… When Boxers are bored they bring you every toy in the house over and over for the next two hours…
When dogs get tired they sleep in their bed as quiet as a mouse… When Boxers get tired they sleep on you chest snoring in your ear…
When dogs beg for food they put a paw on your knee… When boxers beg for food they silently make two large slobber bubbles from the sides of their mouth… Therefore, boxers are not dogs. They are wiggling, burning, toy carrying, snoring, slobber bubble making machines
Today I’m going to share with you some pictures of me in my younger days! I was born on 18 February 2009 in Hyderabad and have seven siblings. My Mom, Suzy, is a loving, crazy white boxer with brown patches. Corinne says she looks like a pirate with a patch on her eye. She also says that I’m as crazy and loving as my Mom. My Dad is a prize-winning boxer who looks really fierce. You will notice he has his ears cropped. José and Corinne decided early that they were not going to enter me for any dog shows and certainly didn’t want to have my ears cropped. They wanted a pet and they sure got one! 😉
When they came to pick me up I was happy to go home (Corinne’s parents house) with them and bonded with them instantly. I remember the first night that they put me in a box near their bed. I managed to get out of it and went to pull Corinne’s hair when I need to be taken out to ease myself. They were really pleased at how clever I was even back then!
I had written this for the Blogging From A to Z challenge many moons ago on another blog. My secretary, the lazy woman she is, decide to share this again. 😉
You, dear readers, I love. I will continue to blog at this space hence forward, so do come by and visit me.