Saturday, 18 June 2011

Saying Farewell to a Friend

I had a post all thought out for today and then we heard last night that our dear friend, Ms. A, had had to help her beloved dog, YOU, to the Bridge, so we decided that today's post should be in honour of him. You see, his #1 is actually a writer but she doesn't have a blog, so we will do the honours instead.

YOU was an 8-year old French bulldog and his life was a mixture of both bad luck and great good luck. He initially belonged to some people who were frightened of him and so not very nice to him but, when he was one and a half years old, Ms. A and her partner adopted him. It's likely that he was bred by someone with little concern for animal health because he had problems for most of his life, starting with respiratory issues and ending with epilepsy and various other ailments. But oh was he loved after that initial blip! He was the apple of Ms. A's eye and he knew it!

In Ms. A's words, YOU was "the most tender, funny, brave and feisty French Bulldog in the world and we will cherish his memory." He was certainly unforgettable. He had a thing about plastic carrots and he always had to have one around wherever he was. And, small as he was, he was of truly giant stature, a huge heart in a small body. We feel for his family and know how much they will miss him.

Run Free, Buddy! YOU were the best!

Sep. 19, 2003 - June 17, 2011


  1. RIP sweet YOU. I know there are so many (far too many) of our loved ones there to meet you at the bridge.

  2. What a handsome hunk he was. He was so lucky to be adopted by your friend. RIP YOU. Run free! You will be missed.

  3. What a handsome Frenchie!

    I khan see why MsA fell fur him -

    I'm sure he and Hamlet make khwite the pair touring The RB -

    Please pass along our sympathies and remind her

    It's not's just...fur now -


  4. What a sweet tribute to YOU. He sounded like a nice boy.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about You but what a
    beautiful tribute!! He's so handsome and regal! ;)


  6. We were sorry to hear that your friend YOU has gone to the Bridge.
    He looks to be a lovely dog and we had to smile at his love for plastic carrots. We are sorry he had health problems but we can see that he was well loved and cared for.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  7. We are all very sorry about YOU. We can see that he was a dog with weighty matters in his mind and the plastic carrot made him all the more endearing.

    the amigos

  8. Somewhere in heaven a plastic carrot awaits...

    Rest in Peace, You. Purrs to You's family.

  9. What a special woofie. Purrs to his family. Our woofie guardian angels will be happy to welcome him to The Bridge.

  10. We are so sorry to hear about You. Purrs.

  11. My purrs of sympathy go to You's human.

  12. Such a sweet face You had...we expect he'll be getting many angel kisses now. Purrs to his family.

  13. so sorry to hear about You. he sounds like he was a great friend.


  14. Many purrs to You's family on this sad occasion. We can tell very well from his pictures that he was a dog of great personality.

  15. We are so sorry to hear about You... This is such a beautiful tribute.
    You were such a lucky dog to be adopted by wonderful people and spend happy life. Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.

  16. What a wonderful tribute to You!

    Our thoughts are with his family tonight.

    take care
    Clive & Murray

  17. It is always very hard to say good-bye to a beloved furriend. It is especially so when it's one we never knew but already love. Farewell, Greatheart! There are many stalwart furriends to greet you at the Bridge. We will comfort your #1 (Ms. A) as best we can.

  18. Aww...I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of YOU. :(

  19. Dear Ms A,
    We are very sorry that your beautiful boy was called to the Bridge. We know that he is healthy and whole up there, waiting for the day he is reunited with you.
    With soft purrs and gentle head rubs,
    Fui, Suey and Lishy.

  20. Thanks Poupounette gang for sharing YOU... Such an expressive face. What a lovely boy! We're so sorry he had to leave too soon but truly happy he was cherished after a bumpy start. Hope you've got lots of plastic carrots, buddy.

    Lizzie & 3 kitties

  21. A truly blessed pup & Ms A. So glad they found each other. Amazing how our furry friends touch our lives & how much they make our hearts so much bigger, no matter how long we have them.

    Hugs all around.
    The Whippy Curly Tail clan


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