Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Oh, No.

We lost Baby Brutus at 2AM today.













He ate, played, slept and was perfectly normal Sunday, until I went to bed at 5AM.  Then he wouldn't get up for Dan on Monday around 9, so the boys rushed him to the emergency Vet.

He had an inflammatory disease, along with a fever; they also found elbow dysplaysia.  He was on IV antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.  He started going downhill around midnight, and, just like that, it was over.

We are all brokenhearted, and poor Dan is devastated.  Dan was Brutus' person, and we all knew it.  I don't know how to comfort him.

Farewell, Baby Brutus.  We only had you for 3 months, but you were loved, and you will be missed.

54 comments:

Pam said...

Oh Marjie, I am so sorry. I am sitting here crying for you and your family. So very sorry.

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Marjie, I was so sad to read this and truely know how you all must be feeling as I had to get Zebby Cat put to sleep last week.

I send you care, love and many, many huggles,

Michelle

altadenahiker said...

I loved that puppy. And I loved how your family loved that puppy.

Brutus spent three perfect months on earth, wish it could have been ever so much longer.

But he lived the best three months that any dog could ever live; three months of nothing but hugs and kisses and baths and baby photos and weighing and treats and toys.

It was a way too short a life, but all he knew of life was love. And there's comfort in that, I hope.

Faye Lewis said...

I'm so sorry.

gMarie said...

Oh Marjie - there just aren't words. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. Give Dan hugs, he knows you understand and that makes it easier. g

Pia said...

I can't believe. This is so sad. I am sorry for you. It is so hard to loose a pet.

Pia said...

I can't believe. This is so sad. I am sorry for you. It is so hard to loose a pet.

Heather said...

I am so sorry to read this post, how horrible for you and your family. I do hope that you will soon hurt less.

Big Honey Dog (Honey the Great Dane) said...

Oh my GOD!! I can't believe it! I was just starting to catch up with blog friends and saw this post - how awful! I just can't believe it!! I'm absolutely heartbroken for you - I can't imagine how you must all be feeling. Brutus was such a gorgeous puppy and although I've only known him for 3 short months, he's left a big hole already.

Don't really know what to say. Just that we're thinking of you from far away and Honey sends slobbers to the boys.

Hsin-Yi (& Honey the Great Dane)

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh no, no, no. We are so very sorry. This is just terrible news. Oh no. We have loved getting to know Brutus. We offer our sincerest condolences and love to you all. Run free little Brutus. Run to your big brother Thor. He is there to welcome you. Gentle hugs to you all. Love Stella, Rory and Carol xxx

Dexter said...

My heart is breaking. So sudden and sad. Run free, little mastff.

Mango Momma

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Oh my! I am so sorry for your loss!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mango Momma sent us -

We are so sorry for your loss -

I suppose some recent human landing at The Rainbow Bridge wanted a Mastiff puppy to keep them company -

AND I'm sure he's sharing the awesome time he had in his three months with you -

It's not forever...it's just...for now -

Hugz&Khyses,
Khyra and Phyll

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

So very sorry to read this. Run free Brutus.

SissySees said...

Life is just so unfair. We are heartbroken too. Sending you all our deepest sympathies.

KID, MD said...

I'm so sorry! What a terrible loss. I know he'll be missed.

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry to hear this news! My family and I are huge dog lovers and we just loved watching Brutus' adventures. Sending loving thoughts to you and your family!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

-Dr. Liz and Family

Sam and Pippen said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, especially Dan, at this time.

Sam and Pippen

houndstooth said...

Oh, I am so very sorry to read this! I heard the news from Dexter and just stopped in to offer condolences. It's always heartbreaking to lose a dog, but at such a young age is extra hard.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so sorry about your baby. I know that baby Brutus packed in a whole lifetime of love in a short 3 months. The good memories will always be with you.

Mitch and Molly said...

Our hearts are just breaking for you. We are so very sorry. Godspeed, baby Brutus ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

gemma said...

Can't be -- I am so sorry --

gemma said...

Can't be -- I am so sorry --

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my God!! We are so sad and sick over this devastating news. We are so sorry. Sending love your way. Run free sweet Brutus
Benny & Lily

Claire S. said...

oh Marjie, I'm so sorry ! Baby Brutus was well-loved. Give Dan a big hug, he knows you'd make it better if you could.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hello, just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. What a horrible shock. He looked a lovely well loved boy!

3 doxies said...

Just heard from Mango.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I wished I had gotten to know Brutus.

Run free baby Brutus.

Puddles

Sue said...

Brutus, we barely got to know you. You'll have many playmates at the bridge, Penny who was six months old, Porsche who was four months old and baby Ocho who was only 26 hours old when he left us. You can all play together under the watchful eye of Mama Samba. We'll miss you. Rest in peace little guy.

ra husky said...

Soft husky wooooos,

RA, Isis & NanĂ¼k

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Dexter's mom told us of this awful news. Please know you have our sympathies....Brutus was just a puppy....life is so not fair...

XXOO Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley

Blueberry's human said...

Dexter's mom sent us over. So, so sorry for your loss. His life may have been short - but it's very obvious that he was loved! Thank you for taking such excellent care of him and loving him - he had a great life, albeit far too short. Hugs.

Kathy R said...

So very sorry. He had a wonderful three months with your family.

Kathy R said...

So very sorry. He had a wonderful three months with your family.

Mary said...

Chan sent me your way. Heartbreaking news for you and your family. I'm so sorry.

rottrover said...

Oh No!! I'm heartbroken. Run free Brutus.

Chloe and Libby said...

We heard about this from our friend Dexter, and with sad,sad hearts say how terribly sorry we are to hear about this. It's never easy to say goodbye but we really never expect it with a new puppy.
Hugs and nose rubs sent to you and all of your family.
Chloe and Libby

Linda said...

Run Free Baby Brutus.
We didn't know you but came by to say how sorry we are.

Cinnamon and Linda

Blond Duck said...

Oh my God. I'm so sorry. So so sorry.

Big Dude said...

I can't tell you how sorry I am to here this Margie. I can feel your pain.

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are so very sorry for your loss of Baby Brutus...our hearts go out to your whole family. Mango Momma sent us over. Hugs to you all. xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

DianeTaylor said...

Hi there - this is Indy Bones Taylor, a chocolate labbie from baltimore. I live my humans Diane and Dave and saw this post on Dexter's blog. We are so very sorry for your loss. Brutus sounds like a sweet doggie. I hope he is very happy in doggie heaven. I have a human brother in heaven (my humans lost their grown son recently and I am so very sad for them). I hope you can find joy in the little things again.

Hugs to you from all of us in merryland :):)

Indy Bones

Nichole Burke said...

Oh my gosh... I don't know how I missed reading blogs all this week and just discovered the devastating news. I can't believe it... no... why? :(
Run free Baby Brutus............ I know Thor is there to welcome you.

Rhodesia said...

Oh no not again, I cried for you with Thor and now so quickly it happens once more. So so sorry. Diane

Angel Keisha said...

Mercy! I am so sorry. :(

Shalalie said...

I'm so sorry :(.
What a great life he had in those short three months.
They are family and they are hard to lose.
My thoughts go out to you.

Lalie

Shalalie said...

I'm so sorry :(.
What a great life he had in those short three months.
They are family and they are hard to lose.
My thoughts go out to you.

Lalie

Chris said...

I am so sorry to hear about Brutus. Three short months but it was a wonderful life.

Pam said...

NO!!! My heart is so sad for your whole family and especially for Dan.

I am so thankful that sweet Brutus had such a wonderful and loving family for his short life.

I have a feeling he is laying next to Thor right now. xoxox

monica said...

OH NO!!! Just saw this post! I am so so so sorry for your loss!

Debbie Cook said...

Oh NO!! I just saw reference to this in today's post and am so very sad to read. My heart is breaking for all of you. I'm so, so sorry.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh Marjie! What can I say? I had no idea. I'm so angry at myself for missing this post. Poor Dan he must be absolutely devastated.

I'm so sorry for you and your family. Sending hugs your way, Louise

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We haven't been online recently [we fear our mama may go the way of Baby Brutus, the way she's falling apart], so we just saw this terrible news. We are so very ,very sorry for your loss. All losses are painful, but the loss of a precious young life is just too cruel. We're sending slurps and head-butts to all your family, especially Dan. He sounds like an awesome boy, for Brutus to have picked him out special.

Jed & Abby

sonia a. mascaro said...

Oh! I am so sorry for your loss! So sad...