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Thread: My Love, My friend, My English Bulldog Rubin has died.

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    Default My Love, My friend, My English Bulldog Rubin has died.

    On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, I lost my Bulldog Rubin. For 12 years 2 months, he gave me such joy. I am still in denial that he is gone. Tonight, I could swear I heard him bark to get in after potty. I even went to the door to see him, but he wasn't there. He was such a good boy. My husband and I were so attached to him and we treated him like he was a human child; even took him to see Santa Clause. Unfortunately, he took a dump right before we lifted him onto Santa's lap. We had to laugh. One for the memory book. He had several surgeries during his life: Prolapse urethra, back surgery for slipped disc, mast cell tumor, and he beat them all. Up until August of this year, he still played soccer with his basketball, pushing it all around the yard. But, after his last go with the ball, we noticed his nose was bleeding. Took him to the vet, but they did nothing. Took him back, they just looked up his nose and that was all. Nose bled more, so we took him to an emergency room for pets and they kept him overnight, did blood test and such, then released him because they couldn't find anything wrong, except they thought that maybe the chemo drug he was on may be the cause of the bleeding. We were instructed to stop it to see. We did, and the bleeding stopped, but Rubin never regained his stamina and he didn't want to eat. After a week or so, we took him back to his oncologist. They took a chest x-ray and didn't find anything there. They then did an abdominal ultra-sound and said his gut and liver was inflamed and that he should be hospitalized. So they started the IV and then I sat with him a moment, told him I loved him and that I'd be back soon. The nurses said they would call me with updates. The doctor called that evening and said Rubin had expired. I nearly lost my mind. To end the story here, I will just say that I miss that dog more than I can say. He was everything to me and to my husband. The house is so quite now without his snoring. I made him a beautiful grave at my home. He has a darling fountain that runs all the time with 2 little cherubs, a bulldog statue, a light and plants. It's only been a week since he died so suffice it to say I am still quite devastated. God bless the bulldog. I hope and pray there is a Heaven where he awaits me.

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    I am so so sorry. There is nothing more anyone can say. You have Rubin's memories as you mentioned one with Santa. Cherish them it will help you through the rough days. Rubin will always be there right by your side. He will watch over you both. Other members here has lost their bullies too and will be there for you like we always do. R.I.P.Rubin

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    sorry to see this. Very sorry for your loss. Rubin was so loved by his parents. He was very fortunate to have you and your husband.

    Hug your bully today

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    What a great job y'all did for his long life despite all the issues you mentioned.
    And so well loved & adored as I hear in your words of devotion, hear too your
    total heartbreak and how lost without his presence with you...I am so sorry

    Keeping y'all in prayer.


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    RIP beloved boy.

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    RIP Rubin, what a beautiful long life he had, with such a loving family, to be treasured forever, so sad for your lose.
    I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source

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    Oh your story absolutely breaks my heart, I'm so very sorry to hear about your Rubin... my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

    He lived a very long life for a bulldog, and it sounds to me that he fought many battles and won. I believe that one day you will be reunited w/him... until then hold on to those precious memories.

    "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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    I am so sorry for your loss. He knew you loved him and he loved you and he will be waiting patiently for you in the next life. Good boy Rubin, RIP.
    Chumly 2002-2014 A gentle soul and the love of my life.

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Your story brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure he's up in heaven snoring away.

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    What a caring, loving pet mom you are. You gave him a wonderful long life. I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, sweet Rubin. No pain, no bleeding, no inflammation, now, sweet baby.
    Kalyn, mom to rescue boys:
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    American Cocker Spaniel, DOB: September 25, 2010, rescued June 1, 2011

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    RIP sweet Rubin. It sounds like you had a wonderful life and were loved dearly. I know you're watching over your parents now and we'll be here for them too.

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    Rubin had a life filled with love and obviously great care. He was a lucky boy. My condolences on your loss. I lost my first bully a couple months back. There isn't a day that I don't think about her but I know I was very blessed to have had those 4 1/2 years and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Sending you a virtual hug.


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    Always in my heart and never far from my thoughts. See you at the rainbow bridge my sweet little Monkey. R.I.P. Raven.

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    So very sorry for the passing of your wonderful boy, Rubin. You gave each other a loving life snd he is always in your heart..

    Rest In Peace Rubin


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