I first met Yogi in 2007, my friend
and neighbour for many years, Pat had adopted her as he had Max before
her. As with Max I was to do her long walks and outings, dog sit and
generally help it be possible to keep her, for a long time she would
spend all week days with me, a really loving bond developed with this
girl who was a Labrador Great Dane cross. After a happy six years cancer
raised it's ugly head. However, somebody who had the means gave her
an extra summer of life by sponsoring chemotherapy for her. A discreet
person who would become one of the three who loved Yogi the most. Yogi
passed on at home on October 29th 2013 in the company of those three
people. Over a thousand messages of condolence where sent one way or
another because I made her rather famous in social media, known as Tower
Bridge Yogi she had hundreds of FaceBook friends on her page there,
and a Youtube Channel that is still there to watch, please do!
Yogi on Youtube...
Tower Bridge Yogi! Yogi became associated in her own way with
the Tower Bridge, making it part of her territory for many years as well as
through social media. This image was a profile picture for her in it.
A very clear photo, probably the best of Yogi reposing on the
balcony outside my front door, she seems to be deep in thought about something!
On the shore of the river Thames under the shade of the Tower
Bridge, all that Labrador in her never made her a water lover though!
A drawing done for me by friend Anne Kelly, from a photo when
she was three years old...it's a stunning likeness!
Looking rather 'Regal' was the way some people on Facebook
described this picture taken in St. Katherine's dock . Getting her to stand still
for this was a longish job, she wasn't much of a poser at heart. The Great Dane
in her seems to show itself though.
Enjoying a frolic during June 2011 in a colourful batch of
arable weeds, this was taken in the middle of London and not the countryside,
there is lots of wild spots for those who seek them.
Yogi in Hyde Park, central London with Pat, we would all go for
a walk there after visiting the vet in west London. It's place where she would
meet more other friendly dogs than anywhere else, I wish I'd have discovered
this earlier, it would have been worth the occasional journey.
Me with Yogi in St. Katherine's Dock when she was eight years
old. The photo was taken for me by one of the ex Ghurkha regiment security
guards there. I used this as a profile picture for myself on facebook a
Famous friend! Yogi was able to count Moira
Cameron among her social circle. Moira is the first and so far only
Yeoman warder of the Tower (aka Beefeaters) this didn't mean she was
able to get past that gate into the Tower of London like she wanted
A last outing before she passed on. Yogi relaxes in front of the
bridge she had become associated with in the almost aptly named Memorial Park in
Wapping east London. She was in the company of the three people who loved her
the most. Bon voyage Yogi.