Broken Hearted

Today’s going to be a short one and it’s all dedicated to the memory of a wonderful pet, Bernie. We got Bernie in November 1997, when I was 9 years old. He was just a six month old mutt puppy born in a shelter and painfully shy. His mellow demeanor is totally what drew us to him and I was SO excited to finally have a dog. On April 29, 2013, just weeks shy of his 16th birthday and after 15 1/2 years with our family, my parents made the humane decision to put Bernie to sleep. He had a very long, active, and healthy life. He started getting weak and sick on Saturday. By Monday, it was time. This is the way I always hoped that Bernie would go… quickly and peacefully. But it doesn’t hurt any less.

So Rest in Peace Bernie… you were loved unconditionally and I sincerely hope that the dog park in the sky kicks ass.

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13 responses

  1. George Zimmerman | Reply

    This post made me cry. Love you Sweetie. Daddy

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. Thanks Dad! Bernie had a good life with you 🙂

  2. We too are so sad……we are keeping you in our prayers during this tough time…..pets are wonderful but they do not live long enough….want them to be around forever….love you, Cutie….

    1. Thank you Aunt Debra!!

  3. What a sweet post…and I know it hurts…Bernie loved you and knew that he was loved…
    He is going to waiting for you by the bridge at that Kick Ass Dog Park… ((Hugs))

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 I know he is happy!

  4. Oh no, I’m so sorry. We had to put down our first pet a few years ago and it was heart breaking too (I cried for a few weeks every time I thought of Buster).

    1. Thank you! I anticipate some very emotional moments over the next couple weeks but I’m comforted that he is at peace!

  5. I’m so sorry about your puppy 😦

    1. Thanks Amy! He was a great dog 🙂

  6. Aw. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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