Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    BILL60   287,689
250,000-299,999 SparkPoints

A Sad Day

Saturday, December 08, 2012

MY buddy and pal for over 8 years passed away on Thursday. Elliot was with us since he was six weeks old and was an integral part of our family. He was a big Great Dane with a heart equally big. I remember seeing the sign that read, "Great Dane Puppies For Sale", outside at a shopping mall. I looked at what was the very last puppy and was told that because of his color (merle), he would not be AKC-certified. All I saw was a beautiful little puppy with beautiful blue eyes and I had to have him. I brought him home and he became my buddy for life. Together, we went to obedience school and did all of the homework assigned. He excelled in everything and was featured in the local paper. We had wonderful times together. He will be sorely missed.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAT-IN-CJ 1/3/2013 2:18PM

    So sorry for your loss.
Words are inadequate at a time like this.
I know how our fur-kids get deep into our hearts.
Glad you have so many great memories.

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANDY_54 1/3/2013 2:13PM

    So sorry for your loss! Pets really do become part of the "pack" family. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DAWN14163 1/3/2013 2:07PM

    Very sad - pets really are members of the family. Take comfort in knowing you gave him a wonderful life. Big hugs x

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLUENOSE63 1/3/2013 11:36AM


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. As an avid dog lover and owner all my life, I know how quickly these furry friends become part of family just like a child. Big hugs coming your way

Cheryl emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOGUSANNIE 1/3/2013 9:55AM

    Sorry for your loss...Great Danes are WONDERFUL creatures, we lost ours at 8 years as well, and our lives have never been the same.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYATLAST 12/28/2012 8:24PM

    I feel your pain. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOYFUL78 12/12/2012 8:02PM

    emoticon for your baby passing hugssssss emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARGOMCP 12/12/2012 11:37AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss, sounds like a wonderful dog. I live in a water community, surrounded by dogs; I have two cats.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANGELIFE2016 12/11/2012 5:36PM

    sorry to hear about your loss bill! great danes are suppose to be great dogs!!! I would miss my dog a lot if and when she passes away too. I have no children so she is kind of like my baby. Maybe in time you might think of getting another pet. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
VABCHLOSER 12/11/2012 8:37AM

    Aww Bill, that is so sad. I'm sorry you lost your little guy. Pets are the most wonderful friends and so innocent, they leave big holes in our hearts when they leave.

I hope you have lots of pictures of Elliot and fond memories. I'm really sorry for your loss. :(

Report Inappropriate Comment
JAZZID 12/9/2012 3:00PM

    ... I am so sorry Bill. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOODGETNBETR 12/8/2012 4:01PM

    Sorry for your loss. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
JACKIE542 12/8/2012 10:54AM

    So sorry! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIV2RIDE 12/8/2012 10:24AM

    Bill, I'm so sorry for your loss. Animals are such big parts of our family. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DOKEYOKEY 12/8/2012 10:15AM

    I am sorry your lost your dear companion -- eight years is so little time to have!

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOLLYM48 12/8/2012 9:53AM

    I am so sorry for your loss, it is so heart breaking to lose a pet. I lost my faithful little hound july of 2011 and I still think of him often and miss his little smile. I hope in time you will find another, but different dog to fill the hole in your heart that your doggy left behind. Read the rainbow bridge and know your dog will be with you again someday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RSSSLHB 12/8/2012 9:32AM

    So emoticon for your loss!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CAT609 12/8/2012 9:19AM

    I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed and forever in your heart. My thoughts are with you. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
STEVIEBEE569 12/8/2012 8:17AM

    So, sorry for your loss!

Report Inappropriate Comment
-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/8/2012 8:11AM

    emoticon for your loss. I know you really get close.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by BILL60