We are so thankful for longtime Tripawd supporter and friend of the community Lisa P! She recently donated to Tripawds Founation in honor of her beloved Pofi, and sent us this unforgettable tribute.
Pofi: a startling combination of sheer gusto and zeal for life
All pets are precious and deserve to be loved deeply and fully – but for many of us, there is one, possibly more than one, who prove to be consequential. Who just have such impact. Pofi was that dog for us.
He was beautiful and rather unique looking, yes. He often just took my breath away. And he was sassy, smart and too clever by half. And so very charming – it was the rare human who was not taken with him when meeting him. He was a startling combination of sheer gusto and zeal for life while also being a dog who just deeply engaged with the humans in his life and loved not just us, but many friends fiercely and unequivocally.
My cousin, who made a trip to Minnesota from where she lives, recently said to me that more than any dog she has ever met, she felt like she could have a long conversation with him and he would understand all of it.
He was a once in a lifetime companion. He fought his way through a painful cancer, soared through amputation recovery and embraced every moment of life left to him with strength, stoicism and grace beyond what I could ever have imagined. We will miss him the rest of our lives and caring for him when he needed us most was a privilege.
I thank Tripawds for giving me the community and support I needed to navigate the darker days and to share the joyful ones. And for the tribe I have been fortunate to become a part of.
4 thoughts on “In Loving Memory of Pofi, a Once-in-a-Lifetime Companion”
Thank you, Jerry, for posting to the blog about the funds I am honored and pleased to have been able to direct to Tripawds Foundation in memory of our boy and also to honor the incredible community here. My company matches charitable donations we make (both money and volunteer hours) and gives us the privilege of directing grants from the Wells Fargo Community Care foundation to qualified charities. Directing this year end gift here as a little surprise made me really happy.
Oh Lisa that is so cool about your employer’s match! Thank you so very very much! Many hugs to you and the pack. Happy 2023!
What a great write up Lisa. Pofi was a beautiful boy. Thank you for honoring him and donating in his memory.
Had a few tears just knowing how deep your bond was (is) with aPofi…and he with you💖
I menion him often to newbies as a stellar example of how dogs, strong willed determined dog like Pofi,, can master stairs as a tripawd.
Yoiur tribute was from the heart. I thoroughly 3njoyed all his “uniquess”,especially what your cousin said…….
………”that more than any dog she has ever met, she felt like she could have a long conversation with him and he would understand all of i”. . And I’m sure he did!!
Thanks Lisa. Pofi touched us all, and he continues to do so here as he still inspires, motivate and bring hope.
With love to you and Ken,