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Gunny and me

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Well Gunny last nite so hard without you having you butt next to me, I cried myself to sleep and am missing you so much. I got up this morning looking for you, it was an empty space where you used to lay. Again the tears and loneliness started again knowing that I"ll never be able to kiss you in the morning and talking to you like you were human. You were always glued to me all day looking up a me wanting me to love on you every second. You have given me much more than I deserve and I hope I gave you all the love that you needed.I still see your sweet face looking at me and being content just being next to me. I aam so thankful that I was right there kissing you when you passed.Life will never be the same without you.Time will pass and I"ll never stop thinking about you and nothing will ever fill the empty hole thats in me.Please be happy and know that I will be with you, I promise and then we can pick up were we left off. I"ll pray that God has you in his arms comforting too! I dont have to tell you how bad I hurt , but dont worry I"ll be ok till I see you again. I Love you Gunnyboy!!


  1. Twice's Avatar
    Someone sent this to me when I had to put my boxer down. It somehow made me feel a little better, I'd like to share it with you...

    I stood by your bed last night,
    I came to have a peep.
    I could see that you were crying,
    You found it hard to sleep.

    I whined to you softly
    as you brushed away a tear,
    "It's me, I haven't left you,
    I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

    I was close to you at breakfast,
    I watched you pour the tea,
    You were thinking of the many times,
    your hands reached down to me.

    I was with you at the shops today,
    Your arms were getting sore.
    I longed to take your parcels,
    I wish I could do more.

    I was with you at my grave today,
    You tend it with such care.
    I want to re-assure you,
    that I'm not lying there.

    I walked with you towards the house,
    as you fumbled for your key.
    I gently put my paw on you,
    I smiled and said " it's me."

    You looked so very tired,
    and sank into a chair.
    I tried so hard to let you know,
    that I was standing there.

    It's possible for me,
    to be so near you everyday.
    To say to you with certainty,
    "I never went away."

    You sat there very quietly,
    then smiled, and I think you knew...
    In the stillness of that evening,
    I was very close to you.

    The day is over...
    I smile and watch you yawning
    and say "good-night, God bless,
    I'll see you in the morning."

    And when the time is right for you
    to cross the brief divide,
    I'll rush across to greet you
    and we'll stand, side by side.

    I have so many things to show you,
    there is so much for you to see.
    Be patient, live your journey out...
    then come home to be with me.

    ~Author Unknown
  2. gunnyboy's Avatar
    So Beautiful, I know it"s true that he"s here with me. Thank you so much!!
  3. cowsmom's Avatar
    I don't have a poem to share but just wanted to say how beautiful the blog was n I cried reading of the love between gunny n you. I hope that one day the tears will be smiles of remembrance. I wish one day the hole you feel is not so large. Rip gunny you were loved
  4. ChanelnBrutus's Avatar

    I am so sad for you Tom! Reading this has me in tears! I know this is going to be hard! We are here for support!
  5. Cooper11's Avatar
    Thank You Tom for writing one last blog! And there is no doubt in all of our minds that you gave Gunny more love than anyone can imagine! Gunny knows you love him and knows you are hurting......As the days go on you will still have that empty space in your heart, that urge to tear when thinking of all the memories you and gunny had, that pit in your tummy, those i wish I would have said this or done this, the what ifs......but although those feeling will never go away it does get easier. All of us will NEVER forget Gunny and the bond you and him had. You have touched so many people on here in just the short time you were on here. The love for Gunny is not doubted by anyone....you proved tou s you had the most love for him than anyone else. I know when I first saw you on here I was thinking OMG that Gunny.......eating reeces, eating table food, cereal every night, and god knows what else......I think I am not alone in thinking O my he is going to be one sick bully and then we learn how old he is....9 years!!!!......Some may have not agreed with choices you made with him but I think you proved a lot of people wrong that you could spoil King Gunny as much as you wanted and serve him like the king he was. ....... You 2 were meant for each other. Just think you coulda got a Cooper and all that junk food woulda ended up right back on your carpet! :blink: I think you gave him the best life any bully could ask for. As I look at pics and see how handsome he is and no tears stains, great teeth :) It just amazes me. He had the best 9 years he could have ever had with the greatest daddy in the world!!! And Mommy too @Gunnys Mom :) @Twice Love Love Love that poem!! Tom needed that! We will miss you Gunny....All 92 Pounds of you!!!! :eek: xoxoxoxoxo...... RIP Gunny Boy!
  6. GRACIE11's Avatar
    [COLOR=#800080][SIZE=4][FONT=century gothic]I hope your broken heart [/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]:begging:[COLOR=#800080][SIZE=4][FONT=century gothic]starts healing soon[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]<3
  7. goobers mom's Avatar
    They say memories are golden
    well maybe that is true.
    I never wanted memories,
    I only wanted you.

    A million times I needed you,
    a million times I cried.
    If love alone could have saved you
    you never would have died.

    In life I loved you dearly,
    In death I love you still.
    In my heart you hold a place
    no one could ever fill.

    If tears could build a stairway
    and heartache make a lane,
    I'd walk the path to heaven
    and bring you back again.

    Our family chain is broken,
    and nothing seems the same.
    But as God calls us one by one,
    the chain will link again.
  8. Vicaroo1000's Avatar
    [I]In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear.[/I]

    ---- James Thurber
  9. NigelsMom's Avatar
    My heart aches for you and the loss of your beloved Gunnyboy but I hope you will find the strength to carry on and to keep sharing memories with us because we are at a loss as well. All of our bullies are part of our community and I know I not only love my bully but all bullies here and all around. I dread the thought that I will know your pain one day but I can hope that I will get a full 9 years or more with my beloved Nigel and wish the same for my son with his Karly. I'm grateful that you find strength here and some peace knowing that you are not alone. I too will find that here when my time comes. <3
  10. JeannieCO's Avatar
    This poem brought me comfort when our two litter mates (Orion & Ace) passed in less than a year of each other this past January. I hope it brings you some comfort. RIP Gunny!

    Do Dogs go to Heaven

    My little bully passed away, no more breathe a sound.
    I held him for the last time, then entombed him in the ground.
    Day and night I wept so much, in tears I thought I’d drown.
    I searched my soul for comfort, but no peace therein was found.

    In great despair, I hit my knees and then began to pray.
    “Father will I ever see, my dog again someday?”
    I raised my eyes and saw an angel standing near a gate.
    I sensed an inner peace I’d never felt before that day.

    The angel smiled and said to me, “Oh man of little faith!
    God sees every bird that falls; He knows your bully’s fate.
    I have met your little dog, I saw him pass my way.
    Your precious dog is still alive; he just walked through this gate.

    Paradise is lovelier than you can comprehend.
    No pain or grief, no tears or fears, and life will have no end.
    God gave to man His only Son, to cover all his sins.
    So why would God withhold from you your pure and loving friend?”

    The angel took me by the hand and said, “Now come with me.
    A glimpse of paradise I’ll give, to you so you can see.”
    Through the gate and o’er the Rainbow Bridge we did proceed.
    Through green valleys filled with flowers, rolling hills and trees.

    “Wow, so this is paradise!” The place was filled with joy.

    I saw my bully playing there, with dogs and cats and toys.
    He also had some doggie treats, and food that he enjoyed.
    He’d made a lot of new friends there, including girls and boys.

    Then I saw a child come near, and hug my little mate.
    She said to him, “I love you so,” and kissed him on the face.
    The angel said, “The child just crossed the Rainbow Bridge today.
    Now she needs a little friend, to love and help her play.

    God’s love for her would be enough, in that make no mistake.
    But in His love, He knew full well, the child would want a mate.
    This is why God called your dog unto this splendid place.
    God’s entrusted her with him, “till you pass through the gate.”

    I pleaded, “May I hug them both?!” The angel answer, “No!
    You’d violate a sacred site, and now it’s time to go.”
    He led me back across the Bridge and through the gate to home.
    He left me there with new-found hope and peace within my soul.

    If someone ever asks what happens to a dog that dies,
    Just give a gentle smile of joy and look them in the eye.
    Take their hand and comfort them and tell them not to cry.
    For dogs don’t die, they simply cross a bridge to paradise.

    Dan Atcheson