“Big Handsome” – Beloved Friend, Gentle Giant
Tobias was the core reason I started Active Dog LLC back in 2011. He helped influence the course of my career, shifting from the finance world to the entrepreneurial path. Weighing in at 135 lbs, Tobias was a large Greater Swiss Mountain Dog but the gentlest giant you would ever meet. We went through the best of times and worst of times together, and he was my right hand “man” during many trips and countless hikes.
If you met Tobias, you never forgot him. I wish I had the words to describe just how much we loved one another and how much time we spent together. I’d give almost anything to have him sleep beside me in his bed just one more night, to hear his loud, boisterous bark when we asked him to “speak” or just to casually walk with him to get the mail. It was the simple things I treasured most about our relationship – the everyday ordinary routines that soon became the things I missed the most.
I still laugh to myself when I think of some of Tobias’ most renowned traits. No one had longer pee trails, no one created a more horrifically stinky odor when passing gas and no one got more excited for mealtime than Tobias (commence drool).