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Goodbye Bruiser

January 6th, 2012 · 20 Comments · Uncategorized

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Last night we said goodbye to our sweet Bruiser. We were able to say goodbye to him in our home, with him comfortable on his favorite spot; the couch. It was devastating to say goodbye, but I was also relieved that his fight is now over. I hope he finds peace and comfort in doggy heaven.

I like the part from the Rainbow Bridge poem that says “The old and frail are young again. Those who are maimed are made whole again”. I like to think Bruiser’s body is now healthy and he has four legs to carry him around as he runs and chases the ball.

I already miss him like crazy.

Please keep Bruiser in your thoughts and prayers.

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20 Comments so far ↓

  • admin

    Bless your for being such good people for Bruiser, and thank you for sharing his triumphant story. He was a true hero, and his spirit shall live on here to help others going down the same road.


  • Dakota Dawg

    I’m so sorry Bruiser’s journey here is over. I know his last weeks have been difficult and he seemed ready to cross the bridge to peace and health and wholeness. He loved you are fiercely as you loved him. He will wait for you, and he will find ways to let you know he is watching over you. Many of us know our angel dogs just passed through a room, or went around a corner, or whispered a soft wuff in our ear. He’s there.


  • etgayle

    stephanie, we are so sorry to read of bruiser’s passing. his spirit remained strong, even through his body was failing. i bet gayle was right there to welcome him (she loved the big guys) and they are now running like crazy on four legs, telling stories and making all kinds of friends. sending our thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time.

    love never ends.

    charon & spirit gayle

  • chilidawg

    I am sorry for your loss. That is my favorite line in the Rainbow Bridge poem too. I bet my Chili Dawg greeted him & is giving him a tour with Gayle & all the other tripawd warriors. Sending you hugs,

    Jenna & spirit Chili dawg

  • Diane

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bruiser’s passing. He was truly an inspiration to all. His service to his community, his memory and his spirit will live on forever.

  • Natasha

    I am so, so very sorry…. :*(

    Much love from our pack to you and Chris.

  • riosmom

    We are so sorry to hear you lost your Bruiser. I hope his memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

    Love from Micki and Rio

  • cometdog

    I am so very sorry to hear of you losing Bruiser. He was such a handsome boy.
    Please know that we are here for you. I have written a topic for him in the forums so that others can see and send their condolences.×200.jpg

    Angel Comet’s mom

  • samson007

    We are sorry that Bruisers time had come. Im sure he is with all our Tripawd heros. Sending you hugs and dalmatian kisses.
    Bob, Julie, Samson and Lady

  • Indiana's mom

    My dear Stephanie,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Bruiser was a big bundle of love, love, love! May he remain forever in your heart with lots of sweet memories and so much love – that’s what it’s all about! You were lucky to have him for so long! He surely beat the odds and you had so much time with him! Gayle, Chil Dawg, Jerry and all of our tripawd heroes ~ especially my Indiana are all together looking down at us and wagging their happy tails. They are at peace and running free with the “big dog” – Bruiser!! Until we all meet again….Big hugs & love is being sent your way!
    Love from Spirit Indiana and his mom ~ Carol~

  • anjl

    Saying a prayer for you and sending heart healing wishes until you meet again!

  • jerry

    Sweet Bruiser, our earthb0und community will miss you so, so much. You have touched so many people and animals with your amazing story of courage and fearlessness in the face of adversity.

    We know your pawrents hearts are breaking right now, and hope that the good times you shared will bring comfort as they cope with the grief of saying goodbye.

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We love you Bruiser.

  • rumblesmom

    Sweet, handsome Bruiser. We are so sorry to hear that you have passed over the bridge.
    Sending warm thoughts to your family…our hearts go out to you tonight.

  • Lylee Girl

    We are so, so sorry to hear about Bruiser’s passing. He really was a hero – what a wonderful boy!
    Sending biggest huggs
    Joanne & Lylee

  • smilinsammy

    What a handsome boy Bruiser was! I sent a PM to Spirit Sammy and told him another ball-chaser was crossing the bridge. He will show him the ropes, even if he doesn’t want to share the ball!

    I hope you can soon smile without tears as you look back on the wonderful time you shared with Bruiser. Wishing you peace —

  • kviz

    Run Free Sweet Boy!!!

    We are sending much lovins to your family!

    Love, Pegz

  • Auntie Char and Uncle Larry

    Bruiser was so very special. I know it is tough kiddo…but know he was so lucky to have you guys…

  • doggiemomma9

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bruiser was a special boy. My heart goes out to you.

    Nancy & Butchey

  • Fortisdad

    I’m so sorry to hear that you have lost Bruiser. What a handsome boy he was. Please know that Bruiser and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • jewelsmom

    My Dearest Stephanie and family,
    My tears are flowing with you. We just lost our girl Jewels too just a few days before you said good bye to Bruiser. I am so very sorry for your heartache and loss. I know exactly how it feels and understand completely. My heart is with you and please find a little comfort in knowing you are not alone. Hugs, Geraldine and Spirit Jewels

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