Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sad News

We have some very sad news to tell. Buck, our grandparents doggie and Mommy's doggie too (she used to live with our grandparents when they first got Buck and Buck called her "Little Mommy" since Nana was also his Mommy) was helped to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. He has been suffering from numerous health problems including an enlarged heart and spleen. Nana said around 1am he woke them up crying in pain. They finally called Doc (their V-E-T) around 5am and he met them immediately at his clinic. He said he felt a large mass in Buck's tummy and that it was probably cancer and recommended Buck be helped to leave his pain behind. Nana and Grandpa agreed and in tears said goodbye to the sweetest Border Collie on earth.

Buck was a very special woofie. Nana and Grandpa and Mommy rescued him from the pound when he was about a year old. He had some bad scars on him and all agreed that whoever had Buck first tried to turn him into a guard dog, not knowing that Border Collies are herders and never meant to be guard dogs, and got mad when they could not make him vicious. Our family showed him lots of love and he always reciprocated. Mommy says that when they first got him she was going through a hard time in her life and he always knew when she was upset and would lay his head in her lap and refuse to leave her until she felt better. Later, when Mommy met Samwise, she knew she had to keep him beccause he looks so much like Buck does. He was also one of the smartest woofies Mommy ever met. He will be sorely missed.

We ask you to please purr especially for our Nana and Grandpa. They are absolutely heartbroken and Mommy worries because now they are all alone. Doc said he is now on a mission to find them a new special friend, and they have asked Mommy to call Aunt Susan and ask her to do the same. We hope they find a friend as special as Buck. They are certaintly big paws to fill.

23 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear about Buck! It is never easy saying goodbye. Purrs to your Nana and Grandpa!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Parker said...

We are so sorry that Buck had to go to the Bridge.
We are purring very hard for your family.
The Bridge has a new beautiful angel.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We're so sorry yoor gramma and grampa hadda say goodbye to Buck, he sounds like he'll bring a lot of happiness to da Bridge. We sure hope der is some speshul frend out der waiting fur a nice furever home cuz we haf a feeling dis would be a great one.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh we are sorry to hear this. Purrs for your family.

Daisy said...

I am so sorry about the loss of Buck.

Sophia said...

We are sending purrs and nose bumps.

Mickey said...

I am so sorry to hear about Buck.
I'll send big purrs to your Nana & Grandpa.
(((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

Fat Eric said...

I am sorry about Buck. I am sending purrs to your Nana and Granpa too.

Also I missed your dad's purrthday, unforgiveable, please give him a lick from me!

Tybalt said...

Oh no!!!! That is very, very sad news. Mommy loved Buck very much. She is all leaky-eyed. Purrs to all of you over the loss of such a great doggie.

Eric and Flynn said...

Purrs to your Nana and Grandpa, and to your mum too. We are sorry that Buck got ill and had to go to the Bridge. It is hard to lose a faithful friend.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That is very sad news that Buck had to be helped to the Bridge :( Purrs for your grandparents and all of you.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no, this is so sad. we remember your mommy writing about Buck years ago when your "little mommy" lived with him. we are so sorry for your loss.

we will send many healing purrs and prayers to your grandbeans who must be aching over this. they did the most brave and loving and caring thing for Buck today, just like they have done all these years. all that love will be waiting over the Bridge for them wrapped in a big bundle of furry Buck.

our deep condolences

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We are so sad to hear about Buck. We will send our best comforting purrs to your family. We have a feeling that somewhere there is a furbaby already waiting to find your Nana and Grandpa.

ZOOLATRY said...

Prayers and thoughts to all...

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are so sorry to hear about Buck going to the Rainbow Bridge! Purrrs to your Nana and Grandpa and your Family!
((((((((((((((((((HUGS from our house to yours))))))),
Your FL furiends,

Kelly Cat said...

It's so sad to hear about Buck. We want to send comforting vibes to your family.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

DEBRA said...

We are sad to learn that Buck was in ill health and had to be helped to the Bridge. We are sorry too that your Nana and Grandpa are suffering from the loss. We will keep them all in our purrs....

Purrs and headbumpies
Your devoted lady love
Miss Boo

Shadow / Molly said...

Purrs and headbutts to Nana and Grandpa

Riley & Tiki said...

Purrs for your Nana & Grandpa & your Mommy. We only have half of a border collie but we know they are special. Herding cats is one of the best games ever. Buck looks like he was a very nice woofie. -
Riley & Tiki

I'm half Akita and I still am not a guard dog. What were those people thinking? Herding is much more fun. Now Buck gets to herd on the Bridge. Soft woofs - Kesey

PB 'n J said...

We're sending tons of Purrs and hugs to your Nana and Grandpa. So sorry to hear about Buck, he looked like a great woofie.

Purrs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

P.S. Dante, if you'd like I could come over and hold your paw - to help you through the sadness.
Your Black Pearl

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry about Buck. Lots of purrs and purrayers for you guys.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

Our purrs fer Buck an the Beins closest to him...