Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Mr. Bolt of Logan Circle passed away on Tuesday, April 19th. He was 16 years old.

Born in Wisconsin, he soon moved to DC and began what was to be a charmed life – runs through Rock Creek, playtime at Planet Pet, visits to the S Street dog park, baths at Fur-Get-Me-Not, boat rides down the Potomac, vacation in NC, NY and Cape Cod.

In his later years, he was often spotted riding in his stroller throughout much of the city – on the Mall and past the White House, across Georgetown and Dupont, up into Woodley and Adams Morgan, and back through U Street and Logan.

He was a comfort and a joy, a playmate and a pal – quite simply the best friend I ever had.

Thanks for everything, Bolt. Now run fast – and run free.”

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“Claire (l) and Natasha (r) of Petworth were very happy to have my body warmth on this oddly freezing-cold April morning. They opted to stay in bed until I dished out breakfast. A tough life, I know.”

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“Arwen and Gandalf of Brookland cooking up some trouble for the dog.”

28 Comment

  • Whew that Bolt tribute got me! So sorry for your loss, it sounds like you had a great companion for many years. Dogs are the best 🙂

  • houseintherear

    And here I am, crying at my desk. What a beautiful tribute to Bolt. <3

  • What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Bolt. It sounds he enjoyed a long, wonderful life.

  • I’m so sorry about Mr. Bolt. I’ve never met him but have seen him TONS of times on 16th near U. Every time I saw him I thought that doggy is loved! My condolences to Mr. Bolt’s dad

  • Emmaleigh504

    RIP Bolt
    Claire and Natasha look so peaceful.
    Arwen and Gandalf , so mischievous!

  • Mr. Bolt had a life many of us could only dream of. Mr. Bolt’s humans: Thank you for obviously loving him so much.

  • I have lived in the Logan Circle area for the past eight years with my own dog and have observed Bolt and his owner on numerous occasions, though we never met. Bolt was certainly a lucky dog. I always admired the great efforts his owner took to ensure that Bolt continued to have a good quality of life despite the physical challenges that come with age. I last saw them together in Logan Circle this past weekend. Bolt’s owner had set up a sun tent and the two of them sat inside relaxing and enjoying the good weather. I am very sad their time together has ended.

    • I walk through Logan Circle most more ngs on my way to work and saw Bolt and his human many times. The love between them was clear, and his human’s patience and concern dealing with an older dog were clear. Sorry to hear of his passing, but 16 in dog years is like 95 in human, so what a great life for him.

  • Sorry for your loss, Bolt’s owner. It always made my day to see you two walking by in the morning – it was clear that dog was very happy and well-loved.

  • binpetworth

    Aww, Mr. Bolt had a long and happy life! Condolences to his person/people
    Claire & Natasha are gorgeous.
    Arwen & Gandalf are hilariously evil twins.

  • OMG, that last line on Mr. Bolt! I’m in tears. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you.

  • Sorry for the loss of Bolt and that I never interacted with him. I’ve seen him many times in Logan Circle with his stroller and human at his side. A long life and much loved—truly a lucky dog.

  • anonymouse_dianne

    I am so sorry for your loss of Mr. Bolt. Thanks for the tribute. I am sure you know that the only way to mend a broken heart is to fall in love again – that is the life’s message from dogs.

  • Lost my dad 6 months ago, and our family dog 1 week ago, and both hurt in different ways. There a sadness of not being able to tell your beloved 4 legged companion “goodbye, i loved you, and you made me so happy,” but its also nice that they have no fear, no understanding of their looming date with destiny. RIP Bolt, you lucked out for sure with an owner that treated you like the king you are! And here I am, crying at my desk. RIP my sweet Olive, while we are at it.

  • I saw Mr. Bolt and his dad often in the Logan Circle area and around town. They were such a sweet pair. I will miss seeing them together, that adorable stroller, and Mr. Bolt happily along for the ride.

  • Aw! Bolt! Very sweet tribute, Bolt’s Human – I’m sure he loved you back just as much! It seems like you gave him a spectacular 16 years (16!) on this Earth. So sorry for your loss.

  • Bolt looks like he was a great dog. Sorry for your loss.

  • I always loved passing Bolt in Logan Circle and, despite having never met, know that he was one loved and special dog. So sorry for your loss!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you get support to help you through your grief.

  • Like everyone else, seeing Mr. Bolt every morning when I walked to work made my day. To his owner – I know firsthand how hard it can be to deal with a senior dog, but you made a world of difference in another being’s life, and you touched the hearts of many people in doing so.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Bolt’s passing. I have lived in Logan Circle for years and saw the love that existed between between him and his Dad. You could tell he was so loved and lived the good life. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. I’ll miss seeing him during my morning walks with my dog.

  • Like all of those commenting, for many years I saw Mr. Bolt – at first in the dog park, where Mr. Bolt would play with our dog Cody and put up with ours as a puppyish dog. And him seeing on subsequent walks – it was always clear how much you, his owner, loved your dog. I cannot imagine how hard it is to say goodbye to an animal you loved so much. I wish I was still in the neighborhood to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. He was a great and sweet dog. And you clearly loved him until the end.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Mr. Bolt’s people. It is one of the hardest things having to say goodbye to our dear furry friends. You are all in my thoughts.

  • It always warmed my heart to see Bolt & his dad strolling around Logan circle and 16th Street on so many mornings. Such a great guy caring for an older dog! So sorry for your loss.

  • Rest easy Mr Bolt. Beautiful tribute.

  • A few weeks ago, I passed through Logan Circle and saw a man carrying a large dog in his arms, with a stroller nearby. I figured it was an old boy who was incredibly loved, and I was really moved by the owner’s commitment to his best friend. Now I see that it was Mr. Bolt. I’m so sorry for your loss. You and he are both clearly special.

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