View Full Version : Goodbye dear Primo
03-25-2010, 01:12 PM
It is with great sorrow that I write this post. Primo, one of the greatest Am Staffs to walk the dock passed away yesterday afternoon. Vito and Lucia are devastated. An autopsy was done and they say he had a seizure or possible heart attack.
Primo was a true ambassador to his breed. He enjoyed competing and performing in agility and dock jumping , and he did them both powerfully and with enthusiasm. Primo had a hard exterior big muscular blk/wht exterior, but when you got to know this dog,he could melt your heart. He was a beautiful example of man and woman's best friend.
Lucia and Vito, my heart is broken for you...they are never w/us long enough.
Dock jumping was Primo's favorite activity. He soared off the dock like poetry in motion. This weekend Aries will be jumping in honor of his fellow flyer....
Godspeed dear Primo...
03-25-2010, 01:20 PM
Oh my that is terrible terrible news! Our hearts go out to you and know that you are in our prayers.
03-25-2010, 01:31 PM
Team Double Trouble sends our deepest condolences. Primo was an amazing dog to watch jump. Every muscle in his body quivering as he waited to be released. He truly will be missed. He will be able to continue his jumping at the Rainbow Dock with many of our companions who we have lost over the years.
03-25-2010, 01:53 PM
wow we just saw Primo and Vito a few weeks ago! Our thoughts our with you both.
Vito and Lucia, Sir William and I send our deepest condolences. This news has really shocked us since the last time we watch your team jump in Sac they look wonderful. We will always miss the wonderful skill Primo showed on the dock.
03-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Lucia & Vito, Wow, I am just at a loss for words to send you. I think and see Primo every morning as he is this months 'calendar' dog on James Babgy calendar. Tonight I will say a prayer for him and the two of you. May you see each other in your dreams every night.
We are so sorry...
Suzy, Tinka & Joe
I am so sorry to hear this. Primo was a beautiful dog to watch in the air and on the dock. I remember seeing him at the LA Fair. Dogspeed Primo!
03-25-2010, 05:00 PM
He was Power and Grace wrapped up into one. I loved watching him jump, Vito and Lucia, there were no Prouder "dog-folks" than you two when it came to Primo. . . it was so apparent how much you all loved each other, and it was a wonderful thing to see. My heart aches for you, may sweet memories give you comfort and peace in the days to come.
In Honor of Primo, Makena and I will dedicate our jumps to You and Primo this week-end in Sacramento.
I am so heartfully sorry for your loss.
03-25-2010, 08:40 PM
Lucia and Vito, we are so sorry to hear this. He was an amazing dog, and our family now has a tear in our eye and a hole in our hearts. Lots of love coming your way.
Team Double D
03-25-2010, 08:59 PM
Everyone eles has sumed it up, Primo was a amazing dog. We know words can not express your sadness. Please know we all share in your lost. Primo is now Q'ing faster and Jumping bigger in a better place. God Bless!
Howie and Maxx
03-25-2010, 10:03 PM
I am soo very sorry to hear about this. Lucia and Vito, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
03-26-2010, 12:22 AM
I feel so fortunate to have had the privilege of getting to know Primo. He was such an incredible dog and accomplished athlete. Vito and Lucia were unparalleled in their love and dedication to making him the best he could be. Our hearts go out to you. Primo will be dearly missed by all of us!
03-26-2010, 01:45 PM
It never seems fair to lose a family member you love so much so suddenly. I will always remember Primo as one of the best Am. Staf's I have ever seen jump. My deepest condolences and my heart goes out to all of Primo's family.
03-26-2010, 06:57 PM
I learned of this on facebook just as I was leaving my office. I literally cried the whole way home. It so sucks to lose such a talented boy and still so young in my book. Primo was one of the most talented pups I have ever known. I feel truly blessed to have known him and competed along side him. I will miss the fun times Lucia and I had in always trying to one up each other with the tricks on the dock and razzing Vito if he didn't do them and just jumped him. He was a truly a special one of kind Am Staff with more initals of titles after his name than carter had pills. Dock jumping, agility and obediance were not his only talents. You should have seen that boy skateboard. Amazing!! I know that Lucia and Vito did every possible health prevention measure and yet still he must have had some hidden illness to cause his sudden loss. Lucia and Vito my arms are around you. I send you prayers of strength to help ease this tragic time. RIP Primo You were loved and admired by many.
03-29-2010, 10:53 AM
Oh, I am so sorry and shocked to hear this news! He was such a graceful dock jumper and such a great ambassador for the breed. He will be missed by all! My greatest condolences to you both.
03-29-2010, 02:38 PM
Even though I heard the news on Friday I am still at a loss of words. It is always hard losing such a great dog but to lose one so suddenly with no warning is even harder. Just know that there are many people thinking about both of you and I know at the Sacramento event we were all remembering what a great dog Primo was. Try to remember all the good times which there were many since you did so much with him. In time your sadness will fade and you will just have all your wonderful memories of that great bully boy. Take care
JJ and the pack
03-29-2010, 08:33 PM
Primo will be missed at our events he was a great dog one that will be rememberd !
04-01-2010, 09:51 PM
My heart goes out to his family. He was a great dog and loved by many. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care in knowing that he was in the best home that anyone could have given him. Thoughts and prayers for you.
04-08-2010, 02:57 PM
I'm just now coming up for air after our devastating loss. it has been the very worst of times...nothing I have ever known in my life.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for loving my boy.....you all really knew him best because he was at his very best with you.
Dock jumping was his life....since a baby pup and until his last day. I'm just so sorry we didn't find out about this sport 2 years earlier.
I'm down in Merced at a Rally Trial with Didi and I will stop by Manteca on Friday on my way to Sloughouse for sprint racing. Didi is not much of a water dog so our days on the dock are put on hold for now.
I'm working out the particulars with Tony and Urs but I promise you, I will make a way for him to be remembered at his all time favorite sport.
You all enjoy every precious moment you have with your dog(s) and enjoy every, freeking jump. They go so fast that they teach us every minute counts.
04-08-2010, 11:48 PM
I am so stunned to hear of Primo's passing. We only had the opportunity to see him in action a handful of times, but I know he was an incredibly versatile and talented dog who was not only a wonderful friend to Vito and Lucia but an incredible ambassador for the breed. Our hearts and thoughts are with you!!
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