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    Default One year ago today, I lost my big beautiful boy Winston...

    Today is a difficult one for me… a year ago today we lost our big beautiful boy Winston.

    As I sit here in tears, I can tell you every little detail about that day… but I don't want to focus on that today, it's too raw for me to go into the details of what happened. I will say that it will go in my personal history as one of the absolute worst moments in my life. The kind that you didn't see coming, and the horrible loneliness I felt driving back alone that night.

    The saying goes… that when God slams the door, he opens a window. Well… in my case, he opened two!!!

    The first one was EBN… I can NOT put into words how much YOUR support here on EBN has meant to me and my family. The outpouring of messages, calls, letters, flowers, memorial stones, and necklace were overwhelming… AND that support has continued to this very day. I will NEVER forget the day we picked up Winston's ashes (me & the hubby were already in tears) and there on the counter were my flowers from EBN!!! At that moment we realized that there WERE other people like us… who believed that animals were family!!! There are several members on here, and YOU know who you are that I consider my own personal family… I could NOT have gotten thru this nightmare w/out you!!! Your love and friendship mean the absolute world to me…

    The second one is Walter… I really wasn't sure if I was ready to have another bully baby in my life again. Winston was the last of three bullies that we had lost in the past year, and I didn't know if I could open my heart up again. Lily was having an extremely hard time after the loss of Winston, so I put my personal feelings aside and decided the timing was right. Walter has brought us SO much joy, and has healed a family that was beyond heartbroken… NO dog can replace another, your heart just expands. Walter reminds me of Winston at times w/his bossiness and surveying of his kingdom… BUT he also reminds me of Bella w/his OCD over the vacuum and his other quirks.

    Some people have said to me… How can you get another bulldog after all that you have been thru?!! My comment to them is this… How can I NOT?!! Bullies LOVE like no other, and WE are the blessed ones who get to experience that LOVE for ourselves. No matter HOW many times my heart will be broken, I'm STILL blessed!!! LOVE is always a gamble, but it makes this life worth living… NEVER let loss prevent you from living or loving again.

    Winston I LOVED you like NO other… and I STILL miss you, my big beautiful boy…

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    And I LOVE all of you!!!

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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    Default Re: One year ago today, I lost my big beautiful boy Winston...

    I'm so sorry for your loss - Your baby boy will live on forever in your heart. He will come to you through Walter and you will smile again.
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers on this difficult day.


    Cheerio mates!

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    Tracey, This still breaks my heart. My family talks about Winston often. He was such a character. I agree that one dog cannot ever replace another, but I think they can help fill the holes in your heart. Bulldogs have such a wealth of love to give, to deny receiving that love would be the real tragedy. We will always remember Winston for the special little boy he was and we will continue to love Walter for the character he is and the love and healing he gives your family. Oh no, now everyone at work is going to wonder why I am sitting at my computer crying!
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Tracey, This still breaks my heart. My family talks about Winston often. He was such a character. I agree that one dog cannot ever replace another, but I think they can help fill the holes in your heart. Bulldogs have such a wealth of love to give, to deny receiving that love would be the real tragedy. We will always remember Winston for the special little boy he was and we will continue to love Walter for the character he is and the love and healing he gives your family. Oh no, now everyone at work is going to wonder why I am sitting at my computer crying!
    Thank you Rosalie… I've been off/on crying all morning Sorry, I don't mean for you to get FIRED… Lol

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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    Thank you Rosalie… I've been off/on crying all morning Sorry, I don't mean for you to get FIRED… Lol
    No worries! They are used to me here, they figure it is bulldog related somehow! Go hug the gator and let him give you some comfort today.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    No worries! They are used to me here, they figure it is bulldog related somehow! Go hug the gator and let him give you some comfort today.
    He did the weirdest thing just the other day… Winston used to sit at the top of the stairs on our back deck and just LOOK at the yard for the longest time!!! Well guess what?!! Walter did the SAME thing, but he was standing on FULL ALERT… I could hardly believe my eyes… It was the first time I have seen him do that… OH and he LOVES to sleep under the Christmas tree now… Lol Not sure how he's going to feel w/presents under there

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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    Tincture of Time. Sorry for your loss of Winston.

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    Your post brought me to tears, every moment of your journey this past year, seems like it was just yesterday- yet so long ago at the same time.

    So glad gator man brought you happiness.. Winston will be forever missed and cherished

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    Nothing but hugs and thoughts for you during this day. Hopefully EBN and bulldog love from Walter can help fill the missing piece of your heart from the loss.
    Happiness is a warm bulldog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biogirl71 View Post
    Nothing but hugs and thoughts for you during this day. Hopefully EBN and bulldog love from Walter can help fill the missing piece of your heart from the loss.
    Oh absolutely… I would be an MESS today if it wasn't for EBN & WALLYGATOR!!!
    My heart is overflowing…

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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    Can't believe it's been a year already. I remember that day very well and still cry when I think about it..

    You need a . Will be thinking of you and Winston today ...


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    Tracey, I was thinking of Winston and you yesterday. Winston will never be forgotten...he will always be in my heart, that's for sure. Lots of hugs and love to you.




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