Our beloved Labrador, Osiris, passed today, following the sun into the West through the Great Sky Door to Abydos. He departed embracing the same Naughty Dog zeal for which he was always known. He will will be sorely missed, but Ancient Magics protect him.
He spent 13.5 years with us in this realm. November 8, 1999 – June 11, 2013.
A few words adapted from The Book of the Dead:
Homage to thee, Osiris, Lord of eternity, King of the Gods, Son of Rowdy and the Earth, whose names are manifold, whose forms are holy, thou being of hidden form in the temples, the seeker of sandwiches, whose Ka is holy. Thou art the Prince of divine food bowl in Anu. Thou art the Hidden Soul, the Soul of Ra, his own body, the maker of foul stenches, he of velvet ear and gentle tongue, and hast thy place of rest in Henensu . Thou art the beneficent one, the stealer of towels and the destroyer of shoes, and thou makest thy soul to be raised up. Thou art the Governor of Abydos, the Lord of the West, the overseer of the Sunset Sea. Through you shall the very birds of the sky be consumed and returned. Thou art the humper of the divine dogbed. The stars in the celestial heights are obedient unto thee, the couches and the cushions are crushed beneath your weight, and the great doors of the sky open themselves before thee. With one heart and voice Egypt raiseth cries of joy to thee.
We welcome stories of Osiris’ antics in the comments.