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Bruno’s Bucket List



These are just some of the things we made a conscious effort to do with Bruno the moment we found out that he had cancer. We weren’t sure what his future held in store, nor how much time with him we had left. We also didn’t realize, at first, how choosing to become a tripawd would be a blessing in disguise; it would give us our boy back and grant us more precious time together.

Bruno’s Bucket List:


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  1. January 19th, 2013 at 3:35 pm      Reply maximutt Says:

    The one thing Bruno had in his life that you forgot to mention was a family that loved him so much. Bruno was a very lucky boy, and I know you feel you were even luckier to have been the folks who got to live with him. Thank you for sharing these photos. They say more about Bruno and his family than any words could.

  2. January 19th, 2013 at 11:38 pm      Reply Dakota Dawg Says:

    Great photos! They do show that Bruno and had a full, rich family life and was a cherished member of a devoted pack. As Max’s mama says, you were lucky to get to share your lives with Bruno, but you already know that.

    We all know it’s not the quantity but the quality that’s most important, and as hard as it can be to accept the hand we’re dealt, Bruno lived his time absorbing every ounce of pleasure and joy that he could. Thank you for sharing Bruno here.


  3. January 20th, 2013 at 6:13 am      Reply princess Says:

    What a perfect bucket list. I think Bruno was enoying his bucket list all of his life. The love you all shared is there in each and every photo. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Karen and Spirit Magnum

  4. January 22nd, 2013 at 1:52 am      Reply Lucys Mom Says:

    Wow, great story and pictures! I didn’t know Bruno but now know how much he was loved!

    Mary, Lucy’s mom

  5. January 31st, 2013 at 12:44 am      Reply December Marmolejo Says:

    Maricela and Jeremy…We are all truly sorry for your loss. What a great nephew and cousin he was to me, Serenity, and Chris Jr. He will truly be missed by us and by many. We love ya’ll! I also bought a calendar and can’t wait for it to come in. ♥

    • January 31st, 2013 at 2:37 am      Reply bruiserbruno Says:

      Thank you for your kind words Bruno was such a huge part of our lives that he is greatly missed in his absence. Thanks for recognizing this and for paying tribute to his memory.

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More from Bruiser Bruno…

Introducing:  “The Incredible” Bruiser Bruno




Who:  The Incredible, Brave, Head-Strong, Bully, Sun-Worshipper.

The lover of: Pizza, LMN (yes, as in Lifetime Movie Network), and long afternoon drives down country roads.


None other than–MY Bruno.

Breed:  American Bulldog

Date of Birth:  January 1, 2005 (7yrs old)

Strengths:   His ability to ask for forgiveness (as he extends his paw-gesturing for a handshake) after he has been ornery, his quiet strength & laid back demeanor, how he has faced adversity time and time again head on.  How he calls on the fighter within him to help him battle illness, when in reality he is nothing but a lover.

Vices: His love affair with food.

Main weaknesses:  PIZZA, Blue Bell Ice Cream- Homemade Vanilla (“The best ice cream in the country!” according to Bruno), any and all of mom’s homemade cooking.

His Current Adversary:  Histiocytic Synovial Cell Sarcoma


*9/8/11- This marked the day that Jeremy, my husband, Bruno, and I were handed the news.  The news that was not only not good news, but that was news which we had clearly not prepared ourselves to entertain.  Lab results, which had been sent to Florida by our local vet, of the biopsy which they had taken from his knee joint identified his condition.  The diagnosis was: synovial cell sarcoma.  All I heard was the word “CANCER.”


Timeline/Back-story leading up to diagnosis:  Coming Soon.

To be Continued…And so, the saga began.