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Rainbow Bridge, Here I Come
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Bentonville, AR
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31 December 2012 - 10:47 am
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At 10:10 a.m. We released our boy and running he went to Rainbow Bridge . Our vet made a house call.  After having fought so long with such a quiet, resilient, unwaivering spirit, he went so peacefully. It was the right time.we each had heart to hearts with him, and we both told him that it was okay to let go.  We also told him that should he decide to not go naturally, that a full on country breakfast would await him in the morning.  I should have know based on his long lasting love affair with food that he would opt for option 2.  So, this morning...a big country breakfast it was. Bruno downed eggs, bacon, potatoes, and a biscuit. words cannot possibly express how much I miss him already but I know he is in a better place and that we will meet again. Thank you all for your kind words and support. And thank you to Countryview Vet Clinic for allowing him to go with grace and dignity.  We love you Bruno.


Maricela & Jeremy


Maricela and Spirit Bruno

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31 December 2012 - 12:36 pm
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Run free amazing Bruno

((((Maricela & Jeremy))))

Dogs: Friends for life, faithful and true.

Courage is being scared to death... but saddling up anyways.- John Wayne (will soon have Hank story)

Orange County, CA
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31 December 2012 - 1:33 pm
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What a brave boy Bruno was!  I can imagine that he is now teaching a lot of Tripawds how to twirl! 

I'm so sorry for your loss.  I know it is hard for you now, but I also know that you know you did the right thing for your boy.  Sending consoling thoughts to you.

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31 December 2012 - 1:34 pm
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Ah, he was a lucky dog, wasn't he?  He knew love, for sure.  What a great breakfast to send him on his way!


So sorry he had to leave you, but good to hear he went in his own home surrounded by love.

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31 December 2012 - 3:23 pm
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I am so sorry for your loss.  God Bless you and run free Bruno.



Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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31 December 2012 - 4:29 pm
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Maricela and Jeremy,

Please accept my deepest condolences, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. He had an amazing life, and a beautiful farewell. You really helped him through to his next assignment with dignity and love.

Bruno beat the odds like the warrior that he was. His strong, stoic, playful personality will always be remembered here. Thank you so much for sharing his life with us. We are thinking of you and sending our love.

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31 December 2012 - 8:47 pm
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Bruno will always be in your heart and so will always be by your side.


Karen and Spirit Maggie


Rock Hill, SC
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31 December 2012 - 9:40 pm
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I am sorry for your loss.  I am glad that Bruno left peacefully and with a full belly and I hope you know that he will always be remembered.  Many hugs, prayers and thoughts coming your way in the coming days.



Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...

Columbia, MO
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1 January 2013 - 6:54 am
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I'm so sorry for your loss.  May Bruno's spirit run forever free.

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

Sydney, Australia
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1 January 2013 - 3:58 pm
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I'm so sorry for your loss.  Making the decision to say goodbye is the hardest.  I'm glad Bruno could leave this world with grace and dignity.  Thinking of you and sending you many hugs.


Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ......

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1 January 2013 - 5:22 pm
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You gave Bruno such a wonderful life full of love.  Bruno gave you a lifetime full of memories that will always be with you.  I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know that you will be in my thoughts.  Run free Bruno.   

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera

2 January 2013 - 8:02 am
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What beautiful words for a beautiful boy....Godspeed, fast, play hard....see you on the Other Side!!


Boston, MA
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2 January 2013 - 11:08 am
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So sorry to hear about your boy crossing the bridge but there has to be no better way than with a full belly.  Please know that we are all thinking of you during this difficult time.  Run free sweet Bruno!!!

-Kori & Angel Lupe

Diagnosed with possible synovial cell sarcoma of right front elbow 5/31/12. Amputation surgery performed 6/7/12. Final diagnosis of histiocytic cell sarcoma 6/11/12. Her soul and spirit were strong, her body was little girl earned her wings 6/14/12. "If there are labradoodles and goldendoodles, why can't I be a cockadoodle?"-Angel Lupe (June 28, 1997-June14, 2012)

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2 January 2013 - 11:27 am
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I am so sorry you are beginning your new normal.  Bruno was a beautiful tripawd super hero.


RIP sweet Bruno. Run free at Rainbow Bridge .

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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2 January 2013 - 1:07 pm
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I am so sorry for your loss.  What courage you had to say your final goodbyes.  I am tearing up just thinking about that day for us and hope it is not in our near future.  May you take comfort in knowing that you were 100% there for Bruno and that he loved you all.  My thoughts and prayers are will you.


Read about our Hunter at

7/27/2003 ~ 7/24/2013

Our Super Dog Hunter crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on a beautiful summer day in July, just 3 days shy of his 10th Birthday. He gave us everything since he was 8 weeks old.  Hunter was a 14 month warrior of OS.  We LOVE and MISS him every day.


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