Our big beautiful Boy
Always a wonderful gentleman
Rest in Peace and sleep tight
It is with great sadness that we have to advise that we lost our big beautiful Gent, Kofi, today. The ‘face’ of Dogmatic for his 12 years, Kofi has always been a wonderful, gentleman, who has filled our lives from the moment we brought him home.
He has brought us great joy and pride, not only in the Show ring, but also through his beautiful Son and Grand Son and his other progeny. Kofi has always been a wonderful ambassador for the Breed, meeting and greeting people, especially children, as well as dogs with great aplomb. But most of all, a wonderful, ‘one in a million’ much loved member of the family.
Everyone who met Kofi knew he was a very special boy and he has been a huge part of our family.
Kofi will continue to be remembered as the ‘poster boy’ and handsome face of Dogmatic.
Despite coping with health problems in his later years, including an enlarged heart and heart murmur, his problems have become much worse and Kofi quickly became poorly with his latest bout of Aspiration Pneumonia which causes persistent coughing and laboured breathing and he was not recovering with antibiotics. He was becoming increasingly wobbly and signs of Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy were worsening so the dreadful decision was made to let him sleep in peace. Yesterday, it was as if he was telling us he had had enough as he struggled down to the bottom of the garden and lay under the newly planted Indian Bean tree in the grass where we had planned to put our past dogs’ ashes. He was joined by Archie and Norman who lay either side of him and they seemed to be saying their goodbyes.
He will leave a huge void in our lives and we will miss him terribly.
Goodnight our Darling Kofi xxx
Dogmatic (UK) Ltd