Don Guido Compagnolo passed peacefully on June 6, 2008 after an eventful
and rewarding life. Guido was a member of the 2002 and 2004 expeditions to
the Arctic Circle, serving as second-in-command on both trips. During, he
conducted extensive investigations into the diversity and fashion potential
for a wide variety of Arctic bear feces, swam in the Machenzie, Yukon, and
Klondike Rivers, romped on the tundra, and proved to be an excellent
Educated at Miss Mary's Academy of Dog Obedience, Guido was not a
stand-out student, and spent many hours sitting in the corner. Not
completely an academic slouch, however, he became a successful author,
writing the book on "stubborn."
Once seriously considered for employment with the DEA, Guido ran afoul of
the law, and was arrested for alleged butt-biting. Further investigation
revealed that his actions were "provoked," in defense of his then-fianc
Lilly, and he was completely exonerated.
Beyond swimming with seals and body-surfing off the Oregon Coast, hiking
the Colorado Rockies, and many other fine adventures, Guido was a family
man. He fathered two litters of puppies and enjoyed his long marriage to
Lilly. The later years of his life were spent peacefully at his northern
Colorado lakeside retreat, swimming frequently, managing his property,
mentoring his son, Moose, in the finer points of alpha male behavior, and
hanging out with those he loved most.
Born on June 2, 1994, the son of Zeus and Angie's Princess Nell, grandson
of Captain Midnight Augustus, Guido was a unique and wonderful dog- happy,
gentle, fiercely loyal and loving, independent, amazingly athletic,
well-liked by all who were privileged to know him. He is survived by his
wife Lilly, his son Moose, his nephew Mario, his long-time business
associate Edgrrr, and his human partners Mary and Dick, Stacie and David,
all of whom miss him terribly.
Mary and Dick G.