anatess

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He's really taking Bullie's death hard. When Gizmo died last January, it affected both Bullie and Angus but Bullie has always been an independent spirit and Angus is always just following Bullie's lead so it didn't seem to be this "at a loss" look on Angus. With Angus being our lone dog, he is looking to us to lead him. He has always been a clingy dog (total opposite of Bullie) but this time, I can't even take a picture because he won't stay far enough away for me to take a photo. He has to have his nose touching me which makes taking a picture impossible.

So, to take this shot, I had to take a burst with my husband sitting him down in his favorite blanket, moving away and Angus getting off the blanket and coming to me in a split second. Good thing my smartphone takes excellent quality burst photos and I found this perfect image within the burst in between blurry images of my husband leaving the frame and Angus jumping off frame.

This is Angus, a very healthy 10-year-old Amitola English Bulldog, prey-model raw fed for 8 years now. I thought he turned 9 on his birthday last July, but I checked and he actually turned 10! He still looks and acts so young! If he can just get over the doldrums, he'll live forever.

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[MENTION=2874]anatess[/MENTION] Angus is a beautiful dog! He sure doesn't look his age-good mama and dad! I am sure he really misses Bullie. So do you. It will take awhile for all of you to adjust. Prayers for you all.:pray:
 

AceRN

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Angus is an amazing good looking bully! I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I believe animals grieve like there human family. Give yours and him time, do you still have anything of Bullie’s still with you like a blanket, Angus might like his scent. We as people have pictures we can look at, but your dog family only has old things like; shirts, blankets or special toys of their loved one�� I am truly sorry for your loss, I will be thinking of you, please keep in touch
 

KrysA724

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Angus is an amazing good looking bully! I’m sorry for your family’s loss. I believe animals grieve like there human family. Give yours and him time, do you still have anything of Bullie’s still with you like a blanket, Angus might like his scent. We as people have pictures we can look at, but your dog family only has old things like; shirts, blankets or special toys of their loved one�� I am truly sorry for your loss, I will be thinking of you, please keep in touch

I agree with this.. maybe letting Angus sleep with a blanket or toy that still has Bullie’s scent will help... and I know it’s hard for everyone. Oreo was the same when we lost Twix. He was like his baby, and he was so down for a while and stuck to me everywhere I went much like Angus is doing to you now. When we got Brisket, it was like he brought life to him again.

Hang in there you two. It will always hurt, but one day it will hurt just a little less until you’re able to think back about Bullie and smile instead of cry. Hugs to all!
 

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[MENTION=2874]anatess[/MENTION] Of course these furry things have feelings and are at a loss when things change. Angus will sense his humans' change of mood too. It is a good thing that he doesn't withdraw but that he seeks your company, isn't it.

Angus is really handsome. Having a brindle boy myself I am not altogether neutral here, but must say Angus' coat is gorgeous. Castor sends his best wishes to Angus.
 

2BullyMama

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He's really taking Bullie's death hard. When Gizmo died last January, it affected both Bullie and Angus but Bullie has always been an independent spirit and Angus is always just following Bullie's lead so it didn't seem to be this "at a loss" look on Angus. With Angus being our lone dog, he is looking to us to lead him. He has always been a clingy dog (total opposite of Bullie) but this time, I can't even take a picture because he won't stay far enough away for me to take a photo. He has to have his nose touching me which makes taking a picture impossible.

So, to take this shot, I had to take a burst with my husband sitting him down in his favorite blanket, moving away and Angus getting off the blanket and coming to me in a split second. Good thing my smartphone takes excellent quality burst photos and I found this perfect image within the burst in between blurry images of my husband leaving the frame and Angus jumping off frame.

This is Angus, a very healthy 10-year-old Amitola English Bulldog, prey-model raw fed for 8 years now. I thought he turned 9 on his birthday last July, but I checked and he actually turned 10! He still looks and acts so young! If he can just get over the doldrums, he'll live forever.

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He is gorgeous!! Give him a hug from me


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Yes definitely a beauty. Love brindles. 16months ago I lost Duke he was only 2.5yrs old. Long non experienced EB emergency vet story... Nyala just laid at the back door in the kitchen as it was where Duke went out last. 3,4,5 days laying there, didn’t eat much either. I took her out for walks n she would come back to that door. Took about 2weeks n she started to move more. So yes they do bounce back. Got to keep them busy. :)
 

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It takes time... they grieve just like we do, and it's an adjustment for everyone. Continues prayers for you and the family...
 
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I agree with this.. maybe letting Angus sleep with a blanket or toy that still has Bullie’s scent will help... and I know it’s hard for everyone. Oreo was the same when we lost Twix. He was like his baby, and he was so down for a while and stuck to me everywhere I went much like Angus is doing to you now. When we got Brisket, it was like he brought life to him again.

Hang in there you two. It will always hurt, but one day it will hurt just a little less until you’re able to think back about Bullie and smile instead of cry. Hugs to all!

Thank you very much for this. We sent Bullie's blanket with her for the cremation. I didn't think to leave something of Bullie to Angus! I went and took Bullie's most worn clothes and put it in Angus' bed. It's been through the wash but hopefully it leaves enough of her scent on it. I should've thought of this before!

We received a condolence card from the vet signed by everyone at the office. We've never taken Bullie more than once a year for her annual checkup but they wrote some fond memories of her. I love this vet and staff. It just goes to show how much they care for their patients and how personal they are with them. It also reminded me of how Bullie's "I'm the Queen, treat me royally" personality was so memorable!
 
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So, it's been a week and a half since Bullie passed and Angus is getting more clingy. Now he's whining all night long. The neighbors has told us he whines when we're not home (very short periods because my husband and I are both working at home due to covid and only go out to grab food and such). We've been just taking him with us when we can.

We're contemplating getting Angus an emotional support animal like my niece has. :unsure:
 

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So, it's been a week and a half since Bullie passed and Angus is getting more clingy. Now he's whining all night long. The neighbors has told us he whines when we're not home (very short periods because my husband and I are both working at home due to covid and only go out to grab food and such). We've been just taking him with us when we can.

We're contemplating getting Angus an emotional support animal like my niece has. :unsure:

Oh poor little Angus, but he is a lucky boy in that he has emotional support humans - that's pretty good too!
 

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So, it's been a week and a half since Bullie passed and Angus is getting more clingy. Now he's whining all night long. The neighbors has told us he whines when we're not home (very short periods because my husband and I are both working at home due to covid and only go out to grab food and such). We've been just taking him with us when we can.

We're contemplating getting Angus an emotional support animal like my niece has. :unsure:

This is why we have Lambeau... when Banks past Cheli’s depression and loneliness was devastating to us.


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