RIP Tank…

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The one sad note on our Hawaiian vacation happened early Wednesday morning while we were in Maui when my kids got a panicked call from their house sitter that their English bulldog, Tank, had passed away. Β (Yep, JP’s dog!)

He was a sweet and silly bully who wasn’t obviously ill when we all left on vacation, but he was 8 years old and bulldogs are not generally a long-lived breed. Β The lifespan is about 7 to 10 years and he was 8 back in November.

They are all missing him, as are we, but they gave him a wonderful life and we were honored to be his family all these years…

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. He looks like he was the sweetest little chunk. My thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

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    1. He was a cutie. I mean, look at that face!

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      1. Bulldogs are some of my favorites, so this is especially sad. ): I hope he enjoys it over the rainbow bridge and gets many pats!

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      2. Thank you, Amber, that’s sweet of you to say. I hope so, too!

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear this. He looked like quite a character.

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    1. He was! We were all really shocked because it was so sudden…

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  3. Oh man, what a bummer. I hope JP is taking it ok. It absolutely sucks losing a pet. πŸ˜•

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    1. He was kind of subdued yesterday but we always said he could share our dogs and he loves them. Only problem is they will be 14 this year, so not sure how much time we have with them…

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      1. The only bad thing about having pets. πŸ˜•

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  4. It’s hard to lose a 4-legged family member. We have two older dogs and I know the days we have left are very limited. I am sorry to read about your fury friend.

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    1. Thank you! Both of mine will be 14 this year so I would have been less shocked to hear it was one of them. Made me realize I need a definite plan in place for when we travel…

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    1. Thanks, losing pets is so hard!

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  5. That really sad. Losing our critters is very, very hard. I’m sorry for your family’s loss.

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    1. Thank you. It is tough to go through…

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  6. I am so sorry for the loss of this adorable pet. They are definitely members of the family and so missed. ❀

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    1. Thank you, Holly, he was a very sweet boy!

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      1. Ah, he is so adorable. I know you will miss him. 🌻

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  7. Oh, what a sad day. Our fuzzy family members always hold a special place.

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    1. It was very tough on my DS and DDIL. They didn’t tell JP till they got home but he’s doing okay

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  8. What a beautiful face ! So sorry for your family’s loss, D.

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    1. Thanks, Van. He was a sweetie. No tail, so his little butt would just wiggle!

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    Oh no! I’m so sorry. 😦

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    1. Thanks, Vic. It was terrible timing!

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  10. I am sorry for your loss. He is a cutie. I know he will be missed.

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  11. I’m so sorry to hear of Tank’s passing.

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    1. Thanks, Steph, he was a sweet guy!

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  12. I’m so sorry, D! He’s such a cutie! Sending hugs ❀

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    1. Thank you, D. The kids are having a tough time — their first pet…

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      1. Aw, that’s especially hard. I’m sure Tank is romping around with my Kira, Alia & Ripley and having a grand time ❀

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      2. I’m sure he is! Or snoozing in the grass…

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  13. Sorry to hear….I’m sure he was a great pup! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Linda, he was a sweetie!

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  14. Oh…so sorry for your loss. A huge member of your family will be missed.

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    1. Always so tough to lose a pet…thank you!

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  15. Awww… I’m very sorry. This is a tough one that takes time getting over. And a little more wine – so you’re more help to JP, of course

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    1. Yes, we should all do a tequila shot — or maybe a black and tan in Tank’s honor!

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  16. Losing a canine child is one of the hardest things I have had to face. We have had six dogs over the years and each one was a lover in their own right. Losing them is like losing a member of the family. But, time does heal the wound and we now have two min pins. Don’t really want to think about that point in the future right now. In any event, I’m sorry about your family’s loss.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Yeah, my sister lost her of last fall, and my two will be 14 this year, God willing. It is such a tough thing to go through but still worth it for that unconditional love you get from pets ❀

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      1. The last of our greyhounds was 14 when she died and we said never more … too hard to part … that lasted for 6 months. When you have received that unbelievable love from an animal, you just can’t do without it, even though the ending is difficult. It is truly worth it!

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  17. Oh, how sad. ❀️

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    1. It was. My son’s first dog.

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      1. Ohhhhhhhhhh………

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      2. Yeah, he and DDIL are pretty sad. But since JP is four, they decided to wait awhile before they get another dog. Btw, how is your book coming?

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      3. I understand. We always have to wait awhile when we lose a dog, too.

        It’s coming right along. Almost done. πŸ™‚ How are you feeling? Treatments are done, right? No more chemo?

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      4. Feeling pretty good. Chemo is done, not so tired, my hair is growing a tiny bit! I see the plastic surgeon in a few weeks to set up final reconstructive surgery…

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  18. I’m so sorry, DianeπŸ˜₯

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    1. Thanks, Rita. He was my oldest’s first pet that he got, so he and DDIL are taking it especially hard…

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      1. I’m so sorry ❀

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  19. Heartbreaking to lose a “family” member like Tank. ❀

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  20. I’m sorry for your loss, Dee. ❀

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    1. Thank you, M. The kids are having a tough time with it…

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      1. Sending you my love πŸ’—

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  21. Aww, so sad to hear about Tank! He was definitely loved and will be missed! Hope to read more about your Maui trip, Dee. πŸ™‚ ❀ xo

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    1. It was just wonderful! It’s my happy place

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