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Bruce is an angel now
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20 February 2021 - 4:41 pm
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We lost our big, brave boy today. He was the most gentle, loving, sweet giant, he fought cancer like a true warrior, but in the end old age won. He survived osteosarcoma for 4.5 years and very nearly made it to his 11th birthday. We are heartbroken.

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20 February 2021 - 6:54 pm
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I am so sorry for your loss of Bruce.  This is the hardest part of the journey.  No one can tell you when its going to stop hurting because grief is so personal. Run free Bruce until you see your family again.


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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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Tracy, my heart goes out to you, I am so very, very sorry. It sounds so sudden, my heart hurts for you. 

Bruce is an angel now, but his spirit lives on forever. Cancer will never take that away. He beat that disease and went on to show the world that life on three is just fine for a big dog like him. What a gift to have been able to show people how well he did! I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that he made a pawsitive impression on so many, and find healing through all the beautiful times you had together. It's not easy, so be good to yourself and if/when you ever want to come back and share more about him, we would love to celebrate your boy's life. 

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22 February 2021 - 3:23 am
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Sincere condolences on the loss of Bruce. What an amazing boy he was! sp_hearticon2


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23 February 2021 - 8:07 am
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Our dear sweet Bruce .  Was so shocked when I read this.   ttook me a bit to come back and post. Just was not expecting  this and am so very, very sorry

We just finished celebrating  all his victories and his birthday.and talked about his Iinspiring  journey.  And nothing can diminish  that joy.

We grieve with you.  Yet we do indeed celebrate  all the ER al gifts of hope Bruce gave us.  He will always be a Beacon of Hope for what's possible, especially for bigger pups.  He also blew statistics  out of the water and that is exactly why we did what we do here.  We need role models like Bruce to show us that no dog is a statistic.  

Your Bruce will always be a Being of Light and Hope for everyone  here.  Thank you for sharing  that glorious gentle boy with us.  That picture  Jerry shaed speaks volumes  about what a Happy and content  boy Bruce is.  I do think he knows how ha dsome and adorable  he is

Surrounding you with our love 💖

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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