Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Bruno died on Monday afternoon.

He was part of my sister's family; the oldest of her 2 English Bulldogs.
Bruno was insane. A nut. And he licked me nearly to death every time we got together.

He died suddenly at the doctor's office after panicking. His heart just stopped beating.

Bruno was 7 1/2 years old. In people years, that's 53. I am 53.
May he rest in peace.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that doing the next right thing rarely involves feeling guilty afterwards

that the less self-sufficient I am, the more peace of mind I experience; this flies in the face of everything I have always thought!

that I have a sober history with dozens of friends and acquaintances

that I have a sober BLOGGING history with several people (I'm talking about 2+ years)

for a nice, relaxing massage yesterday during a loud thunderstorm

that Hayden returns from Canada today after 3 weeks away

that tomorrow is hAAlf nAAked thursdAAy -- Be There or Don't Be

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
-Thomas A. Kempis


Mary Christine said...

I am so sorry to hear about Bruno.

Pam said...

oh I am sorry about that sweet looking Bruno. That's so hard on a family. You gave me inspiration this morning for my thanks.

Scott said...

sorry about Bruno, that's really sad...

I love the self sufficiency/peace of mind bit... I am with ya there!

Trudging said...

Sorry about Bruno! But, I am glad you have a sober history. It is nice.

Scott W said...

Poor baby. Bunny has that same frenetic bulldog energy.

peanut said...

Dear dAAve,

My heart goes out to your family and their loss of a family member (Bruno.)

I'm so sorry !

Rest in Peace, Bruno. He has plenty of loving company at the Rainbow Bridge.

Love you, dAAve

Tab said...

rip bruno.

your blog has been a huge part of my recovery bloggnig dave :)

thank you for all you share here over the really do kick ass eh :)


Syd said...

Bruno looked happy in the photo. I'm glad that he enjoyed your company and expressed it in a happy dog way. It's sad to lose our animal friends.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Oscar and I send our condolences...

Blissfully Wed said...

We also have an English Bulldog. Our best wishes to all who loved Bruno.

Congrats on your accomplishments in sobriety.

lisa said...

So sorry to hear of Bruno. Our boxer, Annie, gave us a scare the other day after running w/my horse. We decided not to let her run that much anymore. Your sister and her family are in my prayers.