Missing You

Bruno was so much more than a pet or even a dog, at least, to me. His soul and essence brought a sense of tranquility into my life. His cognac- colored eyes never failed to “get me”, and I especially loved the flecks of amber and gold that shown (in his barely squinting eyes) as he would bask on a warm, afternoon; his face tilted towards the sun. He was a sun-worshipper. He was a lover. And…he taught me how to love, live, and relish in the smallest, simplest of ordinary, blessed moments which too many of us allow to pass by, unnoticed, each day.

Bruno awakened emotions within me which I had yet to experience & understand prior to him entering my life. He revealed, to me, a side of myself which I had yet to know even existed & Which, I am certain, would have remained dormant within me had it not been for him.

EIGHT months have gone by since he’s been gone.

EIGHT months.

And…they haven’t been at all easy. Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of Bruno and wish that he were still here. WISH-that just somehow we could be together; just, once more. Nothing is the same. But, I thank God for the journey and the lessons of love, strength, courage, hope, and fortitude I was taught when he was by my side.

Bruno, we love you and miss you so much. You are always with me and forever in my heart and mind.

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.

10 thoughts on “Missing You”

  1. So lovely. I’m a teary wreck over here. I loved his videos! What a joyous, energetic guy! His love of life and of your pack came right through my screen. I’m so sorry for the loss and how hard it’s been for the past 7 months. Amazing how time has gone by, but given how special he was, it’s not surprising his emptiness prevails. Run free and fast, Bruno!
    ~ Katy & Jackson

  2. Everyday that goes by we think of you often. We are reminded of you everywhere we turn, whether its a quite stream, a country drive or in the faces and mannerisms in your sons. We love and miss you. Jeremy

  3. Wow what a gorgeous bullie like my tripawd Trina…They are playing ahppily at the bridge now,born the same yr but she only made it til Dec of 11.They are the best dogs and taught us so much in their short time here..off to wipe the tears..

  4. Bruno we miss you too. I can’t believe 7 months have gone by, but in that strange way when something feels like it happened yesterday but wasn’t, you know what I mean?

    But boy did you teach your Momma well! Be proud my friend. When a pawrent can move beyond the initial grief and be thankful for all of the good times and life lessons, well that is enlightenment isn’t it? You have enlightened your people, and lit up our hearts with your love. Thank you Bruno.

  5. Hello;
    Oscar and I are recent members of the tripawd community so this is my introduction to your wonderful boy Bruno. What a beautiful boy he is and you captured his spirit in your tribute. I started to laugh when he was spinning.

    Please accept my condolences and may you find peace and comfort in your memories.

    Hugs and blessings,
    Lora, Gus and Oscar

  6. what a wonderful video! He was such a handsome boy.. and boy did he know how to spin with joy!!!!
    Thank you for sharing…
    Close your eyes and open you heart.. you will feel him there..

  7. What a beautiful tribute to Bruno’s life. I’ve watched it over and over again. You really captured how Bruno lived and how much he was loved. I’m so glad that you shared these beautiful pictures and wonderful videos with us. It brings back sooooo many memories and emotions. I laughed as I saw how he played with his toys. I cried when I remembered all the wonderful times I spent with Bruno. I smiled and my heart felt joy as I watched him spin that joyful spin. We all miss him so much. When I visited in May, I felt his absence and it hurt so much. He was my Bruno also. He made me laugh. Watching this video reminds me of what a gentle giant he was. He watched me so intently as I cooked and as he waited to be my taste tester. We all gave Bruno so much love and Bruno let us know how it feels to be loved back. What a lesson we could all learn from such a wonderful friend. Bruno-I miss you!
    Grandma from Texas

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