On This Day…

On This Day…

On this day, a year ago, I was forced to set you free
You left us for a better place where whole again you’d be.

It felt as though my heart had been ripped out and I struggled to take a breath
Up to then I’d never experienced quite as big a test.

Life without you hasn’t been the same
And often still I struggle with wanting someone to blame.

You taught me so much about love, hope, strength, & gratitude
And helped me change my outlook and refresh my attitude.

Bruno, I know there will NEVER be another you
With a gentle strength and love so true.

But I thank God for bringing you to me
And making whole our family.


Bruno, my sweet boy,
We love you, think of you EVERY day, and miss you. You are forever on our minds and in our hearts.


Dad, mom, Daphne & your boys (Vinnie,Lightning,Lincoln,& Frankie)


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.

5 thoughts on “On This Day…”

  1. Maricela,
    We haven’t forgot the Magnificent Bruno. I can’t believe it was a year ago. 🙁 We miss you Bruno. We know you are looking down and smiling on your mom & family. I love the pictures.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. Oh My Dear Maricela,

    No, we will never forget that Zen Master Bruiser Bruno, teacher of life lessons, Ambassador of Love!

    Your words of tribute give a voice to your heart. Bruiser Bruno could not have been more revered or more loved than he was by you and the rest of his pack.

    I love it when you post because it gives me an opportunity to go back and look at some of these smile makng pictures and delightful videos.

    Bruno will always be own for his amazing twirling! I know any of the “newbies” who see your post tonight will go back and look at his videos and photos.

    These blogs go and up down so fast sometimes, just realized I missed your previous September post.

    Please keep these wonderful tributes coming. We love hearing avout your boy.

    You remember those “neat computerized photo art” you did for Happy Hannah? Well she made you and Bruno a little card……


    Whenever she and I celebrate an Ampuversary, we always honor all tripawd heroes who have crossed over and left us with their legacy of courage and inspiration. Bruno will ALWAYS be remembered here! He lived a life of purpose and a life that mattered!

    Checkout the “Tuesday Tribute blog that Jerry did today…it’s on the home pages.

    Thank you so much for being here today. Memories of Bruiser Bruno always puts a smile on our hearts.

    Surrounding you with Bruno’s eternal grace and love,

    Sally and Happy Hannah

    We’re gonna have a huge bowl of ice cream tonight in Bruiser Bruno’s honor…..we already had pizza earlier!

  3. Cela, Jeremy and family, we can’t believe an entire year has gone by. Wow. I’m so sorry. These anniversaries are rough.

    Please know you and your magnificent Bruno are always in our hearts. His courage and fight will forever inspire others to face this battle with all of the grace and hope that they can, your story will be one that continues to shine a beacon of inspawration on pawrents who so badly need it.

    Much love coming your way. May 2014 be a good year for you.

  4. Maricela, thanks for keeping Bruno’s memory alive, he was an amazing dog. He lives on through your voice and tributes. We are the luckiest to have shared our lives with him. Love Jeremy

  5. Maricela, I know it’s hard. Only two weeks separate our losses. I hope you are doing well. We will always miss them, but being able to participate in the joys that life has to offer is essential. Our love for them would be cruel if their loss meant only pain forever.

    Have Bruno and Dakota found each other? I don’t know. I can’t even imagine what heaven is like for dogs, but I know heaven for humans can’t possibly exist if it doesn’t include dogs.


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