Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Remembering Brucey


Hello Everyone, today is one year since our beautiful boy Brucey crossed to the Rainbow Bridge.  It was a day of great trauma and distress.  Our boy Bruce was not well from the day he came to live with us.  We loved him with all our hearts and he loved us right back. 

Tyler loved him too and they were best mates. 

Brucey you were my special boy and one who will always hold a very special place in my heart.  Very few people knew the real Bruce. He only showed his true self to those he trusted and loved.  My little man, who lay his large gentle head on my lap, who always followed me around the house and never wanted me out of his sight. 

Everytime we have scones, they remind us of you Brucey.

Baby Bruce

 Look at the carpet. 

 The original Three Musketeers, Brucey, Tyler and Kara.

You taught me to be a more understanding person.  You showed me that not everyone sees the beauty that is sometimes right in front of them.  My little man, you were too delicate for this big old world.  I hope you have the peace I dreamt of for you.  I cried a million tears for you Brucey.  Loved forever, forever in my heart.  Miss you little man.  Always will.  Love Mum X

Brucey, you inspired me to begin your own dog blog and introduced me to so many great people and their pets.     

I want to thank four special people.  Hsin-Yi, Nancy, Nicoletta and ML.  The support you gave me was invaluable. 

This is not meant to sadden people but rather just to let you know how much I loved that little man.   Life has moved on as it always does.  Kara has passed to the Rainbow Bridge too.  Stella and Rory have entered our lives and brought laughter and joy into our family.
For everyone in our blogging community I wish you, 
No worries, and love, Carol

P.S.  Stella's ouchie has not gotten any bigger and she is fine.  Thanks Vickie and Fern.   


  1. Aw, I met you right around this time... I only new your blog a few days before Bruce passed. He was a handsome fella. Great memories that will continue to help you.

  2. How gorgeous! Such a big doggie with a big heart!


  3. Has it been a year already? I remember how sudden it all seemed. It was such a sad time. Breaks my heart thinking of it again.
    He seemed like such a sweetie.
    Our thoughts are with you Carol as you remember Bruce today. Big hugs and giant Dane kisses from us in Seattle to all of you.

  4. Your post today is a lovely tribute to Brucey. Thank you for sharing him with us.

    Love and woofs,
    Riley (and his mum)

  5. Brucey must be lookin down and Waggin over this LOVELY and LOVE FILLED Tribute to him.

  6. Bruce sure was a cutie. This did bring a tear to my eye but that is for the kind words you shared about him. I love the pictures you posted and this was a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing.

  7. We never really knew you when you had Brucey but we used to see you a lot at Honey's blog. We are so sorry we didn't get to know him better - he sounds like he was a very special boy.

    Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  8. Carol - we still think of Bruce constantly - in particular, every time we read "No worries" at the end of your comment, we remember him - as he was the first doggie to sign off in such a unique way! :-) And yes, we remember that wonderful post Bruce did on his favourite's funny, I remember him every time I see a scone too!

    I too can't believe a year has already gone by - he still feels so near sometimes - but I'm sure he would be happy to see how Rory & Stella have joined your family and how they have made you smile & laugh again. I know how hard you worked for Brucey and how traumatic things were for you and I admire your courage to this day.

    It was lovely to see all the photos in this post - because Brucey left so quickly after you started blogging, we never got to see very much of him - so it's wonderful to "catch up" a bit on his life now. He will always be missed.

    Thinking of you -
    Hsin-Yi (& Honey the Great Dane)

  9. My Vickie and I didn't come along till after Bruce and after reading your lovely comments about him in rememberance we feel so sad we didn't. He was a very handsome boy and I know I would have loved him.

    We are sure you are feeling the pains of loosing hime even today so we want to send our wishing stars to cheer you up.

    Bert and My Vickie

  10. I did not know Bruce either, but I wish I did, lovely tribute to your special guy.

    Maggie Mae

  11. We are sorry that we did not get to meet Bruce in Blogville. Thanks for sharing him with us now.

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  12. They spend too few years in our lives and forever in our hearts. What a beautiful memorial to such a special boy.

    Jed & Abby and mama ML

  13. I can tell that Bruce changed you forever. He is part of your heart. What a beautiful tribute.

  14. We didn't know Bruce; but we know that his time with you was filled with love and happiness. We're happy to know about him.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  15. Wow what a handsome fella. He was lucky to have you, just as I guess you were lucky to have known him. Love to you all Deccy x

  16. What a truely lovely tribute to Brucey. He was a beautiful boy.

    We sadly only found you as Brucey left for the Rainbow Bridge.

    Brucey will always be with you in your heart. The boy you love so much.

    Extra Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  17. Brucey was a very handsome boy! We wish we could have gotten to know him.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  18. Aw what wonderful memories of your Bruce. He was very very loved :)

    So glad to hear Stella is okey dokey! :)

    Waggin at ya,

  19. Hi Carol, my mom and dad still remember each year's anniversary of my uncles' passing. It still makes them very sad. So they understand how you feel and they wanted me to tell you that they bet that Bruce misses you just as much.

  20. I know the feeling of loss, and I know how the special memories make you laugh while you cry just a little. It's wonderful that Stella and Rory have arrived to help fill that giant hole in your heart (and to help you eat scones). Bruce was a very handsome big boy, and I can see that he was a great help in the kitchen, too. Rory has much to learn about helping.

    xoxo Marjie

  21. What a wonderful tribute to Bruce! I can only hope that when I am gone someone remembers and loves me as fiercely as you do your little man... what a bond you had.

  22. What a wonderful tribute. Bruce sounds like he was a very special friend!


  23. It sounds like Bruce was very special and I'm sure you miss him lots. Thanks for letting me meet him in this post.
    BTW: I like your idea for the Blogville Community Calendar! I'll be working with my Mom this weekend to see if there's a way to include Bark/Gotcha Days. I'm not sure how we can do it, but we're gonna try. Thanks for the great idea! :)
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  24. oh woo have wonderful memories of brucey! what a handsome boy and looks like he could also have made fur a good table:) seriously, funny how dogs can teach you more than you'd ever know...

    tula & her mommie, dee

  25. Brucie looked to be a real gentle giant, we can understand how you miss him so much. Our Mom had a boy before us Piper, who she says was her soul dog so she knows exactly how you feel and what Brucey must have meant to you. xxxx

  26. This is not a sad post, but a beautiful tribute to a beloved friend.

    Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
    Oskar & Pam

  27. I had a Bruce too!!! I could have written almost the same post about my Bruce!! I lost my Bruce to the big C all the way back in 84......
    So glad Stella's ouchie is not worse.
    xx, Happy & Fern

  28. Oh Carol,
    it is so incredible that already one year has gone by...
    I perfectly remember the day I got your email.
    You found a very nice way to remember Bruce!
    You worked so hard with him, but it was too much for him, it was fair to let him go...
    He is lucky he will never be forgotten!
    All our love
    Nicoletta, Mario & Lucille


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