A Tribute to Wonder Dog November 12, 2012

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They don’t get any better, than our Wonder Dog, aka Tyler King. Kind, smart and intuitive.

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But with a long list of health issues, we just had to let him go to doggy heaven, this morning.

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It’s one of the hardest things in life to do. But it all comes down to quality of life and chances of recovery. Tyler was fairing poorly in both.

But he was one of the very best four legged friends, I’ve ever had the opportunity to love.

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We all loved Tyler King. He leaves an empty place in our home and hearts!

Bless you, Wonder Dog!

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29 Comments

  1. Laura on November 13, 2012 at 1:55 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderfully beautiful boy he was. I know from experience that making that decision is extremely painful. You have my condolences.

    Hugs,
    Laura

  2. Jane on November 13, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Thinking of you…so sorry.

  3. Gale Patron on November 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

    So hard to do. You both will treasure those memories and that loving devotion always. Our sympathy….. Gale & Glenn

  4. Brenda B on November 13, 2012 at 5:15 am

    I am sorry to hear you and family had to let Tyler go to heaven. I have experienced this loss and it is not easy. I hope you will have another dog soon. Animals bring such happiness to ur daily lives. I have a Neo-Mastiff, American Bulldog and a Boston, all lights in my life.

  5. Kisha on November 13, 2012 at 5:27 am

    Barb I’m so sorry. He surely was a pretty dog, and you can see his genuine character in his pictures.

    Kisha

  6. Donnamae on November 13, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Barbara…I am so sorry for your loss.

  7. gwen on November 13, 2012 at 5:47 am

    Barbara, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him.

  8. Cynthia on November 13, 2012 at 6:40 am

    I am so sorry for your loss, time will heal this.

    Cynthia

  9. Sarah on November 13, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Barbara, I’m so sad to hear of your loss. I know this is a painful, difficult time.
    Tyler King was a handsome guy. Thoughts are with you…….Sarah

  10. Trish on November 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Before I was able to read your post this morning, I was loving on my dog, Chloe. I spent a few minutes talking to her and scratching her hard-to-reach spots until she settled in to her freshly fluffed dog bed. (She sits at my feet while I work from home in the cottage). That kind of unconditional love and companionship is very real.

    I know your heart is fuller for the experience of knowing and loving your Wonder Dog. My condolences to you and yours.

  11. Pat on November 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

    It is very hard to decide when to let a pet go. I hope you feel some relief in knowing you did the right thing. Loving a pet is like loving a child.

    • Barbara Bussey on November 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hello Pat,
      I thought about what it must be like to lose a child and it is just unimaginable, how parents survive a loss such as that!
      Thanks,
      Barbara

  12. Martha on November 13, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Oh… I’m sorry for your pain:( I know the joy of a loving dog and the ache when they are not there anymore. They are precious friends.
    ~Martha

    • Barbara Bussey on November 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you, Martha. I appreciate your thoughtful note!
      Take care,
      Barbara

  13. Keven on November 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    It’s so hard to lose a pet. I’m so sorry .

  14. Kathryn Cain on November 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

    May time ease the pain of missing such a loving friend.I have always enjoyed his picture on your blog,Easy to see a special connection. Thnking of you and Mr Wonderful

  15. Debbie Kick on November 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

    Oh, now I’m crying. I too loved your Tyler, from the moment I met him. He was a very sweet, gentle dog, and one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. We will all miss him terribly, and I’m praying for the Wonderful family that you can remember millions of happy moments with your best friend during this difficult time.

    • Barbara Bussey on November 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

      You are such a sweetheart. We missed you at the shop tonight!
      Hugs,
      Barbara

  16. South Shore Decorating Blog on November 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

    My neighbor and I found an abused dog yesterday. It’s so nice to see such a loved dog.
    Stacy

    • Barbara Bussey on November 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

      How can people be that cruel? I’m so glad he found you two!

  17. Janie on November 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I realize words offer some comfort at a time like this, but after having to put down my dogs three years apart, I found this sign to help me get through the sadness and loneliness. “Heaven Is the Place Where All the Dogs You’ve Ever Loved Come to Greet You” It helped bring to the present all the love and good times I was privileged to have had with them. Hope it helps you too.

    • Barbara Bussey on November 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      I love that quote! I’ve heard our dogs re in heaven, waiting for us…I sure hope so!
      Thank you,
      Barbara

  18. Gayle @ Cumming GA Real Estate on November 13, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Oh Barbara, I am so sorry for your loss.

    It is amazing how attached we get to our animals (my husband secretly thinks that I love my little Lhasa-poo, Tebow, more than him…), and having lost a good 4-legged friend before I can certainly share your pain.

  19. Stephanie on November 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

    So very sorry to hear about your loss. What a beautiful dog he was. I am holding on to my own little ‘wonder dog’ and appreciating him a bit more today.

  20. Faith Hilterbrand on November 13, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Absolutely one of the hardest decisions I have ever made, but each passing day and recalled memory make it a little easier. My thoughts and prayers.

  21. Cindy Miller on November 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    So sorry, this is a very difficult time for you & your family. xoxo

  22. Andie on November 14, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I am so very, very sorry. There are no words. Please know that my heart is with you.

    xo

    Andie

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