Deogi has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge
|January 07, 2013|
Thank you for visiting our website. And to so many of you who, over the past years, have taken the time to come into the gallery and spend time patting Deogi, our Saint Bernard, a special from-the-bottom-of-our-hearts Thank You! Deogi will be missed by many.
Deogi 8/2001 - 12/2012
Adopted December 5, 2005 from New England Saint Bernard Rescue. In our world, the Best of the Best.
New England Saint Bernard Rescue wrote:
"Deogi came to New England Saint Rescue shortly after the Fourth of July in 2005 -- skinny, Lyme-positive, unkempt, with fleas, an extensive staph infection of his skin, and badly in need of some dental care. But, oh, what spirit! Underneath the filth he had the prettiest Saintly markings and the softest, most soulful eyes. He'd look at you and you'd positively melt. Over the course of the next few months he became healthy and playful. He put on 20 pounds and no longer looked gaunt. We got rid of the fleas, treated the Lyme disease, and the infection that had covered much of the poor boy's skin cleared up. He went to the doggy dentist and his teeth sparkled. We discovered that he loved to be sprayed with a hose, especially on a steamy summer day. Good luck trying to water the lawn. He thought the sprinkler was put out there just for him and it was comical to see him running back and forth trying to catch the water in his mouth. Have you ever seen a dog try to CHEW water? That was Deogi's special pleasure. We had lots of interest in the big guy, and many people came to meet him, but none were the perfect match. He'd graciously interact with them all but at the end of the meeting he'd look at me as if to say "Nope. These people are okay but they aren't the parents for me." And then he met Larry Ingram. Well, it was all over. Larry and Kirsten may have thought they chose Deogi. Uh uh. HE chose THEM. Off he went on that early December day, trusting that they would take care of him and love him forever. And they didn't let him down. He wrapped those big paws around the Ingrams and they were hooked. He spent time hanging out at their art gallery in Maine and patrolling the vast acreage around their home. He was even pictured in Downeast magazine. And when they moved to South Carolina a few years ago, Deogi looked upon it as a new adventure. Deogi lived to an impressive 11.5 years but, sadly, he couldn't win his one big battle with megaesophagus. Larry and Kirsten brought him home to Maine last weekend so he could visit old friends and once again see the home where his life was turned around. Though Larry had numerous Saints over the years, he always described Deogi as the best darned dog in the world. He sure nailed that one."