Sad Dog Day: Rest In Peace, Dasja the Bernese Mountain Dog

Some sad news: at somewhere between nine and ten years old, Dasja, one of Autumn’s first and most floofy customers, has passed away. She will be missed; even though Autumn and I only knew her in her later years, when she’d slowed down quite a bit, we both really liked her.

When I was dog-sitting for the two of them, it was sometimes difficult to peel Jemma (her younger sister) away from my side, but when I could, and Dasja was willing to let me pet her for a while, and give me a wag or two and a doggy smile, I always felt blessed. So, goodbye, Dasja, and I’m glad I got to meet you.

Bernese Mountain Dog

“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” — Will Rogers

Bernese Mountain Dog

“Happiness is dog-shaped, I say.” — Chapman Pincher

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8 Responses to Sad Dog Day: Rest In Peace, Dasja the Bernese Mountain Dog

  1. Rose Marie says:

    Wonderful quotes! She has such a precious face. You and Autumn were indeed fortunate to have been her friends.

  2. LauraGee says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Dasja’s owners and those who knew her. I remember the earlier posts featuring her and she was a lovely joy, a real pleasure to get to know via internet. RIP

    • Adam Lang says:

      She was sweet as can be and a lovely dog. I hear she was quite something in her younger days, too, even if she was a bit slow-moving when I got to know her.

  3. Julianna and Greg says:

    Thank you, Adam for the beautiful post! Dasja absolutely LOVED both you and Autumn. We were lucky to have her for almost 9
    years.

  4. Nancy says:

    So sorry for your loss, but the love she gave you will linger on forever! We have our second Berner and she is not quite 5. She’s really big for a female. Our last one lived to an unbelievable 12! We’re hoping that Sophie may do the same, but know that between
    7 to 9 years is the normal standard. They are the best dogs, I hope you’ll share your love with another!

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