Bentley (Doc) Leno
(Jan 7 2001 to July 31 2011)
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Doc enjoying a Sightseeing ride in St. Augustine Florida 2005
Doc enjoying his Tilley Hat (San Blas 2011)
here is a line of the email received from the nice folks at Tilley
Doc and Friends in Belize 2005
Doc’s Special Friend Honey (Josh’s Cay, Bay Islands, Honduras 2009
Takin a break along the trail
Lickin his lips
‘Doc’ ridin the canon
‘Doc’ strongly considering a big upgrade to 80’ of Real Luxury with Lani & Mads aboard M/v Dauntless in Puerto Advantura, Mexico
Doc with Wendy of Dive Aruba
“Doc” a Truly Special Friend
There is not a day goes by that we do not think about or speak of our little boy 'Doc'. He still brings us such joy at all the funny things he did to brighten our day and lighten our load.
Our good friend and Master Mola Maker, Lisa of Kuna Yala made a beautiful Mola for Doc and we treasure it as we treasure the wonderful memories we have of this kind and gentle spirit.