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Run Free Bruno

By jdenman  
Was not long ago that I posted this in colour of Bruno, my lovely rescue Pointer. A few days ago I lost him, taken away much sooner than he should be. The feeling of loss is still very raw just a few days since his passing, but below is what I felt the following day. Am not much of a writer.

You never really see what a big part of your life a special dog fills, you think you do until that space is empty. Each morning the dogs rush down the stairs and off to the front door, not Bruno though, he would wait by the bottom step with wagging little tail and tapping feet. Out the door and rushing down the steps, a few minutes later come bursting back in all animated to greet me wherever I might be. His chin isn't on my lap any longer, not following me to the kitchen to put the kettle on, help me sweep the floor or even pester me in the bathroom for a hand upon his head. His bowl is sitting on the side empty, while the others wolf down their breakfast. Dolca is laying alone on the cushion beside me, there are no grunts and groans as they jostle for possition. There was only four gathered round me at treat time last night, eager faces all wanting to catch my eye.The others are very subdued now, occasionally lifting their heads towards the door as if waiting for his little bark to be let in.
I can't describe the pain felt now inside with his sudden loss, the scar he has left behind. When I lost Mr Parker and Gunther to poison, thought there could be no greater feeling of loss. Mr Parker was dead within three hours, Gunther fought hard for eleven days before I had to say goodbye. Their loss was tragic, all the while though I was preoccupied with hate towards the posioner and asking why my boys? I didn't have time to put my arms around Bruno and comfort him, tell him he was loved, he was gone and could only hold him tight in grief. It bloody hurts, have not stopped crying.
Run free my beautiful brown boy, run free.

Tags: Loss Eyes Friend Special Tears Black and white Grief Bruno German pointer Loved one Not just a dog

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optik 13 15 1 England
18 Jun 2017 7:13AM
very sorry to hear of your loss John.

18 Jun 2017 7:22AM
so sorry for your sad loss SadSadSad
18 Jun 2017 7:31AM
A wonderful tribute to Bruno. In tears as I type this!!
Diggeo 9 13 Greece
18 Jun 2017 8:14AM
All of us who have experienced a loss like yours, really understand your feeling.
In fact because of these feelings of great loss, I never decided to take another dog.
I'm very sorry,
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.4k 2543 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2017 8:21AM
He knew he was loved. That shines out of those eyes. That's what matters.
leo_nid 5 12
18 Jun 2017 10:15AM
absolutely heart-breaking
after our dog died in 2009 my wife and I wept every day for a few months
and these wounds, they never completely heal
a dog is like a child, he/she remains a child for his/her entire lifetime
SlowSong Plus
14 10.4k 30 England
18 Jun 2017 10:23AM
Oh, John, your words are so moving. Anyone that has lost a wonderful dog will completely understand your pain. Gorgeous boy, wonderful memories. Sad
sawsengee 16 6 41 Malaysia
18 Jun 2017 11:10AM
sad sad loss.....I know how it feels Sad
chataignier Plus
9 226 12 France
18 Jun 2017 11:23AM
So sorry to hear this, but as Moira has said, you can see that he knew he was loved.
ColleenA Plus
10 505 8 Australia
18 Jun 2017 12:29PM

Quote:He knew he was loved. That shines out of those eyes. That's what matters.

My heart breaks for you as I know how much your pets mean to least Bruno died a happy dog surrounded by love.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2017 12:49PM
Brought tears to my eyes John, I understand your loss and grief.
KingBee Plus
16 561 2 Scotland
18 Jun 2017 1:28PM
This is such a sad-looking image, it's almost like he was anticipating his passing. I'm more of a cat person, but when you lose them - any pet, really - it's often too hard to bear.

It does get easier, that's all I can say. But you never forget.

Kind regards.
AJG Plus
13 6 Scotland
18 Jun 2017 5:29PM
Wonderful tribute. Wonderful picture. R.I.P.
deesel 5 Scotland
18 Jun 2017 6:12PM
im so sorry for your loss

lovely words and a beautiful image
Bantu 9 7 1 India
19 Jun 2017 2:52PM
Really very sad story John,a great capture.

rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
22 Jun 2017 3:22PM
Such an emotional image ........and story. My heart goes out to you John.
29 Jun 2017 12:32PM
So sorry to hear of your loss, my heart too goes out to you, Such a beautiful image of him.

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