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Buddy Has His Angel Wings

April 28th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Uncategorized

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Our sweet boy earned his angel wings yesterday. He was the light of my life. Heartbroken but grateful for every second We had with him. Such a brave/strong soul. Born on the streets of Naples – he was a rags to riches story and he brought so much joy to us. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life.
Run free my sweet sweet Buddy. I love you!

Thank you so much to our Tripawds family for the support over the past 6+ months.  Buddy truly had great quality of life post amputation.  It was our wonderful Tripawds community that helped us through many difficult decisions.

I will forever be a part of this loving family!


Julie and Angel Buddy



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18 Comments so far ↓

  • mom2shelby

    NOOOOO…… my heart is breaking for you and your family. I had a very special place in my heart for Buddy… I love all our tripawds heroes but Buddy… his sweet face and ears reminded me of my Shelby.

    What a lucky dog he was to have you as his fur-ever family. So much love in those eyes.

    I am so sad for your pain right now … know that I am sending you extra love and hugs!

    Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart

    • juliedarling

      Thank you so much for having a special place for my sweet boy. Really appreciate your special words!!
      Julie and Spirit Buddy

  • benny55

    Julie, only Buddy could make me smile through the tears. I’m balling like a baby and scroll down to that GREAT photo of Buddy and literally have an audible chuckle. THAT IS SOOOO BUDDY!!

    You jave such a treasured photo album of Buddy ALWAYS living life to the fullest! The picture of him at Easter, the pictures of him LOVING the snow, all pictures of Buddy being Buddy!

    You gave Buddy extended QUALITY time to be who he was born to be…your best Bud…and clearly you were vorn to be his best Bud!

    Your courage, his courage, will continue ro inspire and touch us forever here! Buddy will continue to show everyone age doesn’t matter, statistics don’t matter and having a fourth leg doesn’t matter.

    What does matter is Buddy was spoiled and loved and had a ball every single day of his life!

    Nothing can prepare you for the devastating grief that is facing you. Nothing can prepare you for the void, the break in routine, the silence, the emptiness. Your world has stopped and you will you will be stuck in sadness forever. Ever so slowly, the happy memories will start to glue your broken heart back together slowly.

    Buddy’s life made a difference here. Buddy’s lessons are invaluable. He’s still teaching us even from the Bridge. His life and his energy truly are eternal!!

    And speaking of the Bridge, rumor has it that they created a lovely light and fluffy snow storm upon Buddy’s arrival and tossed loads of snowballs for him to catch!! The lawty lasted for hours!!

    Thank you so much for the privilege of getting to no Buddy…and we look forward to hearing more about Buddy’s adventures here on earth AND the messages and signs he sends you from the Bridge!!

    With heartfelt love for you voth

    Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

    • juliedarling

      Oh Sally!!
      My Tripawd Mentor!! Your wisdom had guided me along this journey. Thanks for all you have done for us!!
      Julie and Spirit Buddy

  • annapyr

    I’m so sorry that you’ve lost Buddy. It is always so so hard to say goodbye. Every time we lose a member of our tripawd family it is so hard. We all know the pain that you feel. Know that Buddy felt your love wrapped around him, holding him tight as he slipped away.

    He’s going to get a raucous greeting at the Bridge! I have a feeling my Ellie is going to think he’s a real cutie!

    • juliedarling

      I know that he is running around like a madman with all the other Tripawds. I just know it! I bet Buddy and Ellie are already courting each other!!

      Thank you!!

  • Michelle

    I am so sorry for your loss of Buddy. This part of the journey is the toughest and one that we, even though we have support, have to do on our own. Grief sucks. No one can tell you when it will get better. There will be good days and bad days. Sure the bad days out number the good ones starting out. But eventually you will smile through those tears and start to smile at the memories besides cry.
    Not saying there still won’t be days you cry.

    Buddy knew you loved him and felt your love surrounding him as he crossed the Bridge.
    Run free Buddy

    Thank you for sharing the pictures

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

    • juliedarling

      Michelle, thank you so much for your constant encouragement and support over the past 6 months. This community has meant the world to us!!!

      Julie and Spirit Buddy

  • admin

    Run free beautiful Buddy…such a sweet soul.


  • linda8115

    Julie I’m so sorry to read this. You and Buddy started your journey shortly after we did and I was amazed by how you grew by leaps and bounds each day. I was so proud of you as you learned how to be more dog. Buddy taught you life lessons everyday and you were a prize pupil. Know your sweet boy will always be by your side in spirit and everything beautiful around you. Fly free Prince Buddy you have so earned those Angel Wings. I know there are no words I can say to make you feel better so for now Julie may I just send you a hug and much love and say “well done” Julie.
    Linda & Spirit Mighty Max

    • juliedarling

      Your words have helped me beyond measure. Now and all along our journey. This family has really been such a huge source of strength for me. Buddy did teach me so much about our journey and now life. It’s hard to put into words but Buddy was my strength during my divorce and I was his strength through cancer. Now he’s gone but I can’t think of a better way of honoring his amazing spirit but just pushing ahead and knowing that he will always be with me. Thanks you!!

      Julie and Spirit Buddy

  • jerry

    Julie, our deepest condolences to you and your pack, we are so very, very sorry. This just came as such a shock today. Buddy will be greatly missed.

    But you’re right, what a great life this sweetheart had with you. He was a gift from the heavens when you found him, and he will continue to light up your universe for all time.

    As you cope with your sorrow, know that all of us here are lighting candles for Buddy and keeping you close in our hearts. Lean on us anytime, you are part of our family always.

    • juliedarling

      Jerry and Rene,

      Tripawds has always been there for us. I thank God for this community. I hope that I can give back something to the community as you all have so enriched our lives and really supported me/us though this journey and even after the inevitable happened – you all are still helping me to cope. A million thanks and I will always be part of this community on behalf of Buddy and anyone else who needs support during the dark times.

      Love my Tripawds Family!
      Julie and Spirit Buddy

  • midnighter94

    Julie ~
    I’m so sorry you’ve lost sweet Buddy! I wish there was something I could say or do that could make it better, but I know that there are no words…
    Donna & Murphy

    • juliedarling

      Thank you so much Donna and Murphy. You are right, there are no words but all the support and love from the Tripawds community has really helped me to find some sunshine in the darkness.

      Julie and Spirit Buddy

  • thebwuders

    Julie, you gave Buddy the most amazing life! Now he’s joined the ranks of angel pups and can keep an eye on you. I certainly hope he looks for my Gizmo when he decides he’s ready to cross the bridge. We followed your story & Buddy was not only stinkin cute but inspiring! Gizmo is taking his advice & living life one day at a time. Gizmo told me that Buddy was his “Yoda”(uh, he’s obsessed with Star Wars). Give yourself time to mourn. Honoring your best friend by paying it forward & donating the chariot was fantastic! Buddy is pleased. 🙂 Lots of hugs & puppy kisses from Gizmo.

    P.S. After looking through your photos, I believe Buddy is in puppy heaven acting like a complete & total goofball! Happy, healthy & sassay!

    Anna & Gizmo

    • juliedarling

      Thank you so much for the sweet note. Buddy also taught me to take it a day at a time. Spoil Gizmo and take his lead which is exactly what you are doing and we will be there for you when you need us. In the meant time….keep living in the moment – it’s a gift

      Julie and Sweet Angel Buddy

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