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Maybull has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

Early this morning, before dawn, our sweet bulldog Maybull passed away. She would have been 14-years old in 12 days. She was the best bulldog ever.


She was treated for congestive heart failure for the last six months, but seemed to be hanging on, enjoying special snacks and skritches.


Every night, before I went to bed, I would lie down beside her for a cuddle and I would tell her, “Maybull, I love you so much. I love you more than you could possibly imagine. Dogs are the best creatures in the world, bulldogs are the best dogs and you are the best bulldog.” Then, I’d ask her to stay with us just a little longer. Last night was the last time. I guess she couldn’t hold on any more.


Lately, she’d wake me up – sometimes she’d wake David up – at about 6:00 am, using her psychic bulldog powers, needing to go out. This morning, she woke me up again I thought, but by the time I got downstairs, she was already gone. She had been sleeping in one of her favorite spots and passed peacefully. Her love-filled heart finally gave out.


I woke David and we sat with her for a while. Then, we wrapped her in a sheet and later this morning, took her to the vet for cremation. There was one final goodbye.


When she was young, she’d walk the 2.5 miles around our neighborhood lake. She didn’t chew shoes or eat furniture. We kept the gate to our yard open, knowing she wouldn’t wander. She never wanted to get too far from either of us.  


We look around and expect to see her right there, but there’s no Maybull. We miss her so much.  She was the best girl in the world.

HANK-DA-TANK and GEORGIA's picture

Very sorry to hear at Maybull!

I am sure the pain of your loss is tremendous right now.  I hope it passes quickly while Maybull will forever be in your heart and thoughts.


CathyandZimmer's picture

I am so so sorry......

to read this, my heart is broken for you.  Rest in peace sweet girl.  Sending you & your family much love and prayers.


Cathy & Zimmer



carmiesmommy's picture

Goodbye Sweet Maybull

If there is a way to pass peacefully, this is it and I wish every day that my french bully does the same. What amazing guardians you were to a very special bully. The emptiness is probably the hardest right now, but time really does heal. Sincerest condolences. Maybull will always be with you in spirit.

I am so very sorry for your loss

my thoughts and prayers are with you both, 


Deborah and the NC gang's picture

so sorry Stephanie….

RIP Maybull


I am so sorry to hear this news..

Our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Maybull.

Oh sweet Maybull...RIP

Your family loved you very much.


Katie and Tucker's picture

I'm so sorry :(

My thoughts are with you. Tucker is sending you all of his love and kisses. RIP Maybull you beautiful special girl. You are very lucky to be so loved. 


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

AmyandSophia's picture

Oh Steph, I am so sorry to hear this.....

Poor Maybull, she was one of my favorite girls ever. Many hugs to you and David, I am so very sorry...


Amy and Sophia

Dave and Zapper's picture

My sincere condolences to you..

You have some great memories, hang on to those and may God give you peace in your heart.




Joe's picture

be at rest Maybull

so sorry to hear this


  Joe & the girls

Words of comfort and friendship!

I found it amazingly comforting to see all the people that care when you experience a loss.  I know it will warm your heart like it did mine!


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



Cheryl and Atlas's picture

So sorry for your loss

Maybull is at the bridge with all our sweet babies, running and playing and healthy.

Sending hugs and prayers for you. Rest peacefully, sweet Maybull.

Cheryl & Angel Atlas


Cheryl & Atlas


I am so sorry to hear this news..

Our most sincere sympathy to you and yours on the loss of your dear Maybull. Carol and Phoebe.

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Oh Steph, I'm so sorry

Your message made my heart hurt and made me smile at the same time.

What a lucky, lucky bulldog Maybull was to have parents who loved her so much.  And how lucky you guys were to have her in your life for so long.

She was one of the first bullies I met on BDW way, waaaaaaaaaay back when.  And her antics were always some of my favorite - she was the reason this site came to be, after all. 

I hope she and Stella have found one another at the Bridge and are sharing tales of the old days over a bowl of prime rib.

RIP, Maybull.  There'll never be another one like you!

Fatboy's picture

I'm so sorry. Maybull will be greatly missed by everyone here.

I'm getting choked up trying to type this out.  Maybull the sweet girl will be in our hearts and you will be in my prayers.


Fatboy aka Stinky

Typical Fatboy....eats then falls right to sleep :)


oh no! Im so sorry

so sorry to hear about sweet maybull.............  :(

amandalee27's picture


Goodbye sweet girl. I'm so sorry for your loss, but glad she went peacefully. I know your pain; memories of Rebel passing are still very fresh and it's hard to believe it has been almost 2 months. I love how you asked her for more time every night; at the end it's always just one more day please. We'll be thinking of you. Hugs.

ArchimedesMommy's picture

So, so sorry that sweet Maybull is and your

hubby have Meaty and Sophie and I sending you many, many HUGS.......what a sweet, precious girl she was,

and I am SO happy that she had such a long life......not long enough---of COURSE---but I know you know what

I mean Please post here whenever you need hugs, words of support, just want to vent, etc!!!!!!!! 


Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

Eddy and Toby's picture

Onto your next Journey Maybull.

Dogs do go to heaven.