Sunday, January 5, 2014

In Memoriam: Sweet Sir Yugi

Dear Hearts and Kindred Spirits,

With sadness, we share: Sweet Sir Yugi has traveled to the Rainbow Bridge.

Yugi was originally from Canada and divided his time between British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Here's sassy Sir Yugi as a ten week old puppy in early 2004.

Yugi visited us at Camp Idaho for Christmas, and we had a blast. After surviving cancer last summer, Yugi looked like a puppy again. He carried his Frisbee through the snow, talked, napped,

cuddled, and gazed adoringly at his super special Mom. Our hearts go out to her and to all who so loved Yugi. A very good dog. A great dog.

Yugi passed away after he got back to his home on the West Coast. Sweet Sir Yugi had not been feeling well, but he had rallied. He spent a lovely evening eating dinner and walking with his favorite people on December 27th. But Yugi woke up in the middle of the night and had to be rushed to the emergency vet.

Thank you all for the Power of the Paw when Yugi was not well. It made a big difference and helped him survive his cancer.

Among Yugi's many fine qualities was his love of dog sports, his love of the water, his sweetness, and his wonderful sense of humor: he brought me a hot dog costume for Christmas! Yugi's Mom is a penguin scientist, and Yugi spent a lot of time helping her out with her research, because with him she had the best Lab ever.

As some of you may remember, Dachshund Daddy created the Be Like Yugi video for Sweet Sir Yugi. We've been watching it a lot these days.

Also be sure to check out Yugi and my Shakespearean moment.

Sweet Sir Yugi, we miss you so much.

Run free in Heaven, Sweet Angel Yugi.

With love,


  1. I'm so sorry for Sir Yugi and his family. For me he is a hero, to win a fight against the big C is just great. It's so sad that he had to go to this bridge...

  2. Sending our heartfelt sympathy to Sir Yugi's family. I'm sure he is playing Frisbee with all of the other wonderful dogs waiting for us at the Bridge. I'm sorry for your loss.

  3. Christa taking dictation from BrunoJanuary 5, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Run free, handsome, brave, bright Sir Yugi. I'm glad he was part of your life, Tootsie, and that you shared him with your friends afar. Peace & love always.

  4. Christa taking dictation from BrunoJanuary 5, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    And I'd never seen either of those videos -- delightful. Good friends are the very best thing...

  5. Run free Sir Yugi… Wonderful videos. They really captured your spirit. Hugs all around…

  6. Such a lovely remembrance of Yugi. Our thoughts are with his family and all--those with two legs and those with four--he touched through his beautiful like.

  7. So sorry to hear about Yugi's passing. Run free Yugi! You will be missed. Lee and Phod

  8. We are so sorry to hear about your good furiend, Yugi. I know he left behind so many wonderful memories that his family will cherish forever. Run young and free again at the Bridge, Sir Yugi...

  9. Run young and free at the Bridge, Sir Yugi. Your family will never forget you. We're so sorry for your loss.

  10. Oh Tootsie, we are soooo very sorry to hear about your furend Yugi. And a special furend he was!! Please let his family know that we are thinking about them during this difficult time and are sending them our doxie hug's from afar.

    We know that Yugi will never be far from your heart.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  11. Sending Lots of Golden LOVE. Run Free. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. Sending lots of love to Yugi's family in this sad time. I'm so sorry for your loss. <3

  13. Dear Tootsie, we of course remeber Yugi and those marvellous videos. What a sad time this will be for his family and all who knew him. But what happy memories they will all have.
    Love and hugs,
    Bertie and Gail.

  14. Tootsie, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. This post was a lovely tribute to Sir Yugi.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  15. I'm so sorry to hear this. Run free at the Bridge, Sir Yugi!

  16. Yugi's human thanks everyone for their condolences, truly thank you so much. And thank you Tootsie for the beautiful blog post.

  17. We are sorry to read that handsome Sir Yugi had to leave for the Bridge. Sending purrs and hugs.
    ~ The Bunch

  18. Oh no! :( I'm so sorry about Yugi. He was a beautiful dog. Lots of hugs, Francesca

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