To live until we say good-bye. Tobey: Jan. 14, 2000-Dec. 23, 2015

December 23, 2015 3:52 PM

As I write this, I await my brother to pick me up to take Tobey to the vet.  I awoke yesterday with a painful heart, knowing it was time to help Tobey let go.

My nephew and Tobey, Stanley Park, 2014.

6:36 PM

I said goodbye to my sweet Tobey at 5:45 PM. So much love and gratitude for my companion.  


Tobey with my father, October 2012, shortly before my father passed away.


Recall: Can a dog live forever?  In this case, yes.

Tobey by my street wall, Downtown Eastside, 2012.


Tobey loving to run at the field at Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary, 2011.


Tobey guarding his master, as we await Hollyburn Funeral Services to move my father’s body, October 25, 2012.


My “life-partner.”  Always present.  My buddy.  My comfort.


Getting shampooed- again…


Tobey would always come along- and I’d look to my right while driving and see this face.


Deep Cove.


Tobey was my father’s dog initially. He’d always be with my Dad and I at the Lion’s Gate Hospital cafeteria.


Remembering him digging in the garden at Evergreen House as Dad and I worked on our book.


Tobey this morning. December 23, 2015.


  I love you, Tobey

Special thank you to my brother Anders and to Dr. Caroline Wark and the kind staff at:

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Jeanette says:

    So very very sorry for your loss. Beautiful photos. Sending hugs xx

    1. Kat Thorsen says:

      Thank you. Tons of love

  2. Can you imagine Roars face as he see’s Tobey running to be at his feet? What a great reunion!
    Farewell Tobey… I am proud to have known you. You made my day many times when I thought my problems were big, you made me realize its the simple things that make us happy! My warmest thoughts and hugs go out to all the Thorsen Clan. Tobey had the best of people to share his time with here. He will miss you I am sure as much as you will miss him! He is loved. Merry Christmas old man, Godspeed.

    Much Love and respect, Merv. ♥

  3. Rod says:

    Looks like Toby had a great life with his humans…

  4. lisbethlanpher says:

    Sending you love and warm embraces of comfort. Toby was much loved. No life could be better than that.

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