A Love Letter to My Boy, Bruno


I can hardly believe that 4 weeks have gone by since the last time I saw your sweet face and caressed your soft spotted ears. Twenty eight days. Twenty eight days too long. I miss you so much. I try hard to focus on how I had no other option than to let you go, but still I wish you could be here with me- with us.
Within my heart there is a constant cruel tug-of-war going on between remembering the joy you brought to our lives and the void that you left behind in leaving. I struggle still, in your absence. You are the first thought that enters my mind each morning and the last to leave me before I drift off to sleep. I miss you immensely.
I see you, or rather where you should be, each day in every way. When I’m cooking in the kitchen and only Daphne is there, I see you. I see the space empty where you would typically be, and yet you are not there. It’s almost more than I can bare.
Daphne is getting along better now, but she still misses you so much. You were her everything. We are all thankful for how bravely you battled cancer and for how long you fought to stay by our side. Thank you.
We hope you are having the best time on the other side and will meet you again someday. We love you. Always.

Mom, Dad, & Daphne

Author: bruiserbruno

Hi. I am Bruiser Bruno, a 7 yr. old American Bulldog who has lived the most wonderful life. Currently, I reside in beautiful NW Arkansas (alongside my soulmate and bestgirl, Daphne, and our four handsome and rambuncuous boys) with my wonderful parents, JD and Maricela. We all moved to Arkansas about three and a half years ago.But honestly, I would have to say that I consider myself a true Texan at heart- since that's where I mostly grew up. Yee-Haw! I am however originally from California. What can I say, I like to travel. **Bruno's spirit was set free, as he crossed over Rainbow Bridge, on 12/31/12. He faced his battle with cancer stoicly & with awe-inspiring courage. No matter how bumpy the ride, it was one which I could have stayed on forever. I am grateful for "EVERY" moment I was lucky enough to have shared with him.

3 thoughts on “A Love Letter to My Boy, Bruno”

  1. So very sweet. This made me tear up. What a special bond with your dear Bruno. For those of us who have been in your shoes, we know. Oh, boy, do we know. I feel your pain.

  2. “You are the first thought that enters my mind each morning and the last to leave me before I drift off to sleep. I miss you immensely.” – I felt the same about Magnum for… I don’t know how long! It’s the worst pain ever.

    A beautiful letter for a beautiful boy.

  3. Oh Bruno, time might heal but we will never forget you no matter how much time passes. The life you had with your people will never be the same, but changed for the better because you were in it. And now, ours has too, all because we were lucky to have you in our community for just a little while and not nearly long enough.

    Miss you big boy.


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