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This memorial website was created to remember our dearest Bonbon born in April, 2000 and passed away on February 21, 2010. You will live forever in our memories and hearts.

Bonbon and Momo came into my life when I met Christina in 2006. Of course at that time, I was more interested in Christina than them. But that didn't matter to them - they came right up to me at our first meeting like we've known each other for ages. Especially Bonbon, who constantly demanded petting by scratching me.

When Momo left us last year, we were as worried about Bonbon's sadness as we did for ourselves. Because of Momo, Bonbon got to enjoy life to the fullest this past year. For the first time, she experienced being leashless outdoor in dog parks; went on a dog-sledding road trip with us; was allowed to jump on beds and sofas. She was now free to roam around the whole house instead of being confined to a pen or the basement when we went to work. Instead of being let out to quickly do her business twice a day, she was now being brought on much longer walks 3 times a day.

But most importantly, Momo gave Bonbon an extension on life. When Bonbon suddenly stopped moving during a walk late last year, we took no chances and brought her to the ER immediately. Without our experience with Momo, we probably would have taken a wait-and-see attitude, which would've cost Bonbon her life. She had a tumor in her spleen which ruptured, causing internal bleeding. A subsequent biopsy revealed that she had hermangiosarcoma, a rare but aggressive type of cancer.

Despite the devastating news, we kept our positive attitude, gave her chemotherapy, and of course, quite an extra dose of more spoiling. She showed absolutely no sign of having any disease, always running and barking up anyone in sight during walks.

Nearly five months after her diagnosis, Bonbon succumbed to the cancer. Even though we are very sad to see her go, we feel blessed that we were given this time to prepare for her departure. She couldn't be more loved by us and our family. And we will continue to love her in our hearts.

"Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

-- Mary Frye
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Thank you BonBon (and MoMo) for being with me in the last 10 years.  I have experienced lots of ups and downs and they were by my side.  BonBon was always the gentle and disciplined one.  At least when something happened, MoMo was the one who ran away and BonBon seemed to be innocent.  She melted people's hearts by looking at them with her big round eyes and scratching them with her little paws for more petting.  Emily said her mom, Celia and Victor were never dog-people but when BonBon came to their lives, she completely changed them.  My mother-in-law just loved to pet BonBon and waited for her to pet her back for more petting.  I thank them for giving BonBon more love (and petting) in her life. 

In the last five months of her life, she couldn’t be happier; we made food for her every week and she had all the attention she ever wanted; spoiled by Victor but did not experience any pain.  She lived her life to the fullest.  We had a party last night and all the guests enjoyed her companionship.  She was surrounded by people who loved her and bid farewell to her till the last minute of her life. 

Goodbye BonBon and thanks again for bringing love and joy to our lives.   We will miss you alot!

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