In Memory Of B
osko (The Great)

Bosko was 12 years old when he lost his battle against cancer on October 6th, 2021.

Bosko had been rescued from death row by Sweet Shepherd Rescue Australia Inc. He was a quiet and reserved gentleman, eight years of age, who has clearly faced some unknown horrors but remained with his spirit unbroken. He was a gentle soul who wouldn’t harm a fly.

Bosko settled very well in his new forever home. It took him a couple of weeks to learn the ropes but he became very comfortable in jumping up on the couch and the bed to get cuddles and to stretch out and relax. He loved his cheese treats in the morning and, after finishing his lot, would wait patiently to see if the cats had left any for him to finish off.

He had fallen in love with the cats and tried to join in on their "chasey" games. The cats had learnt to put up with big wet licks across their faces when he wanted to play. After the games were over the cats and Bosko like to lay down together on the mattress and go to sleep.

Bosko suffered from spinal spurs which affected his back legs. However, since coming home he had built up his strength and put on a bit of weight, brisket bones being his favourite treat, which seemed to have helped his condition.

He loved going for a walks and made the neighbourhood his own. Occasionally he will "trash talk" other dogs (only the noisy ones) but accepted all pats from those people who offered.

He was a delight to have around, laid near you, followed you from room to room and you could tell he was happy to be off the streets. He had the softest fur and was very receptive to affection but was never "in your face". Nose kisses were his  specialty and he accepted them readily.

Bosko will be greatly missed