View Full Version : Hate to be a bummer...

Hopeful Sinner
10-04-2012, 11:10 PM
...but, I lost this big lug Monday and it just sucks! His name is Butterbean and he was smart, loyal, silly and a good friend for many years and I miss him... We got him when both kids were very young, 5-6 years old and they grew up together. He was pretty much considered my son's dog and you know, the old adage about a boy and his dog. Anyway, just wanted to share...


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10-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Damn, Jon. Sorry to hear it.

10-04-2012, 11:36 PM

Hopeful Sinner
10-04-2012, 11:49 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;24723']Damn, Jon. Sorry to hear it.


Thanks gents!

Dirty Bob
10-04-2012, 11:49 PM
Jon...thats not ever easy to deal with....I'm very sorry!

10-05-2012, 04:47 AM
He was a good looking dog, having had pets my whole life I sympathize.

10-05-2012, 04:57 AM
Man that sucks! He was a cute dog.

Losing a pet sometimes feels like losing a family member.

10-05-2012, 08:14 AM
SO sorry to hear that Jon. They become a part of the family. I've gone thru it 4 times and it sux every time, but I couldn't imagine life without them.

10-05-2012, 08:16 AM
Sorry brother, pets are family members! My condolences.

10-05-2012, 08:31 AM
Jon, I like everybody else here is sorry for you and your families loss. Just try to remember all the good times and remember how much he made you smile.

10-05-2012, 10:46 AM
No bummer to share that at all, all dog lovers know what you mean. Butterbean looks to have been the man. My condolences.

Puppy time!

10-05-2012, 11:12 AM
My dog is my best friend (and I could include humans in that declaration, lol) . If I lost him I would be devastated.

I feel your pain, it is hard to lose the part of the family that is a pet. Butterbean looks like he should've had a purple tongue? A bit of Chow-Chow in him?

We had a dog for 16 years that we finally had to put down, he had cancer. We went for almost a year without a dog, it was a sad time in our lives. We ended up finding another dog after that year, we drove a state away to get him. He's been with us for about three years now.

I know you can't replace Butterbean but another dog will help with the healing process. There are many dogs out there that need a loving home.

10-05-2012, 11:18 AM
I know you can't replace Butterbean but another dog will help with the healing process. There are many dogs out there that need a loving home.

Absolutely agree!

Also - even though Butterbean has left us, and I knew the sad nature of the thread before I opened it, just looking at those photos of him made me very happy. He was such a good looking guy!

10-05-2012, 11:39 AM
We have 2 cats. One of them is quite a bit older. I know the day is coming, but I know what is like to lose these special family members. "Pet" just doesn't describe how closely they integrate in our lives.

I understand and commiserate in your loss. Big manly hug for you, bro...

10-05-2012, 12:17 PM
Sorry buddy.

10-05-2012, 12:20 PM
so sorry to hear that

10-05-2012, 12:32 PM
My condolences to you and your family.

10-05-2012, 01:06 PM
Adorable dog. I remember when I lost the dog I grew up with. She was 17, I was 18. Its not easy but then again she had stomach cancer and near the end it was best if she wasn't suffering anymore. Swore I would never have another dog. Then I saw this guy...


and how could you not smile. Few things in my everyday life I look forward to, but that little face meeting at my door after work every day, I mean come on!

10-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Very sorry for your loss bro, the pups really grab your heart and hang on... that's for sure.
I'm sure he is having a silly time in doggy heaven though,... lots of friends up there for him :-)

10-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Sorry for your loss Jon. They're part of the family so it's never easy.

10-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Tuggin' on my heart. My sincere condolences.

Hopeful Sinner
10-05-2012, 06:55 PM
Man, I really appreciate the positive responses here fellas! Its been a tough thing to deal with but it's getting easier every day.. We have a Maltese as well so probably will not rush into another puppy real soon.

Butterbean's pops was a Chow and his mama was an Akita. So he was a Chakita if you will and yes he was a handsome devil...

Thanks for lifting us up guys!

10-05-2012, 09:35 PM
My condolences.

They aren't just pets... they are family.

10-05-2012, 11:04 PM
My heart feels your pain...Butterbean is with my dog Fritz...They gave us unconditional love...Few humans will ever do that for you...Truly a blessing!

10-06-2012, 06:24 AM
So sorry for you loss. Your heart will tell you when you're ready for another pup...


10-06-2012, 08:02 AM
Sorry, man. Losing a forever dog is always tough.

10-06-2012, 09:59 PM
Hopeful Sinner, my condolences to you. I went through an ugly divorce (is there really any other kind?) in 2007. We had a Dapple Daschund named Lucinda that was my world. She was my dog if you know what I mean. She loved her daddy and vice versa. The dishonorable judge awarded custody of her to my ex. She was the only family I had, and just like that she was gone. I got the news via a form letter from the court. After that I decided I was done.

I say all of that to let you know that I understand and I really feel for you and wish you and your family the best. Time and the memories may someday make it possible for you to take the plunge again.


10-06-2012, 10:28 PM
Condolences - Good dogs are one of the great pleasures in life - sorry for your loss.