Logan

Logan was from my second litter. From the time he was up on his feet toddling about I knew there was something special about him. By the time he was 5 weeks old, I knew he wasn't going anywhere. He was my dog and I was his human. I kept Logan and his brother Baron. The two boys had an amazing relationship. Baron was the alpha who ruled with a velvet paw and Logan was content with the arrangement. There was never a quarrelsome word between the two, ever. Both boys enjoyed their time on the lure coursing field, Logan in the shadow of Baron's achievements. Logan took to obedience training very well and I regret that I never tried to title him. He would have done well. Logan was the world's most perfect Basenji. He was born a good boy and never changed.

Logan was always healthy so it was shocking when a routine blood test during the summer revealed that he was in the beginning stages of kidney failure. The illness progressed though no one would have been able to tell. He did not look like a seriously ill 12 1/2 year old dog. He did not exhibit any physical signs either, not until a couple of weeks ago anyway. Were it not for the routine senior blood panel, I would not have known anything was wrong. Knowing what was coming up helped me to prepare but no matter how one thinks they are ready, saying the final goodbye is never easy. I held on to him as the vet administered the final shot. He passed away in a matter of seconds. It was peaceful for him. It was the right thing to do.

Baron, Pippin, Bindi, and Jozie are confused. I do not know if they understand why he is absent or not. Things just aren't the same tonight. This is the first time in about 16 years that I have had less than 5 dogs. It just doesn't feel right.

Goodbye my Boo Boo Love Bug. Though you are no longer in my life, you will always be in my heart.

Run free, Logan.

Even though Logan never sired a litter, a part of Logan lives on in every Kinetic Basenji. You see, Logan was Nicky's big brother and Logan is the one who taught Nicky how to play as puppy. I remember very clearly the pics Robyn would post of Logan playing with Nicky as a puppy. Nicky has played with every puppy here in exactly the same way. Even now Cole is teaching Nicky's puppies to play the same Nicky played with him which is the same way Logan played with Nicky. So even though Logan never had puppies of own it is his puppy raising techniques that used by my dogs.

We will miss you Logan, but I will see you in every litter.

That made me cry. Hugs from all of us over here. I feel honored that I got to meet him.

My heart breaks for you. I am so very sad. You are in my thoughts. I know Logan will be missed.

Robyn….. I am so sorry... having lived with Maggii in Kidney failure... I know what that is like...
May he now be free of pain... and running free over the rainbow bridge....

I'm sorry for your loss. He sounds like a very special dog.

Robyn,

We are very sorry to hear about your loss.

Jeff & Jenny

Oh no, I am so sorry Robyn. I only met Logan once but I remember him, he was gorgeous! At least the end was peaceful and quick and you were with him.

Anne in Tampa

Robyn, Logan was indeed a special dog, and I am glad I was able to meet him. Our thoughts are with you & the rest of your crew tonight. Logan will be missed!

Oh Robyn, I am so sorry. I remember meeting Logan at my first National in 2000. He was such a sweetie….how did he get to be an oldster...where did the time go? Hugs to all of you as you get through this difficult time.

Robyn,

We are so sorry to hear about Logan and we feel so bad for you. I am at a loss for words…....I'm sorry.

Pat

Sorry to hear about Logan!

May your memories help you through. My sincere condolences.

Robyn, I'm so sorry to hear about Logan. I'm sure it is difficult for you, but take comfort in knowing that he is free from illness now. Thank you for sharing his wonderful story.

Robyn, I'm so sorry, and I know how hard this is for you.

So sorry to hear about Logan.. Your story about him brought tears to my eyes..

Sending you warm thoughts and hugs from Paris. Logan was so lucky to have a mummy who held him to the end. He sounds like he was a very good dog.

oh.. we're very sorry for your loss..

much hugs from here!

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a special boy Logan was. Even though we know it's the only thing left we can do for them, it never makes the goodbyes any easier. Thinking of you and sending gentle hugs.

Run Free Logan.

I'm so sorry to read about Logan's passing. He was a wonderful boy

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