Slugger passed away this morning, totally unexpectedly.

Well, tell me, what else can go wrong????

Slugger, our dearly loved 10 year old English Bulldog passed away today,
He was fine this morning. He went out to do his usual morning ritual. Pee, poop and kick up some dirt. Nothing was out of the ordinary at all. He was sitting in the living room for a while and them walked into his favorite room in the house, the Kitchen. He was laying down completely stretched out with his frog legs behind him looking so cute as usual. I took out a few pieces of cheese to give the dogs. Bentley our GSD took a piece right away which was unusual because Slugger was always the first to line up for food. I put a piece in front of his nose.. nothing happened.. not even a twitch of his nostrils.. So, now I drop down on the floor to look at him and moved his head and nothing happened.. He just looked like he was sleeping.. My husband is especially heartbroken because he really considered him his bulldog. He always said that when he dies, (my husband that is) he wants Slugger’s ashes to be mixed with his own.

Our German Shepherd came over and licked his face as if he was kissing him goodbye. My Great Pyrenees just stood off to the side looking at us crying and sitting on the floor one last time with our dear little, well 86 lbs. is kind of little, boy.

Slugger you were most certainly one of a kind and you will be in our hearts forever.

We’ll see you at the bridge one day soon. In the meantime have fun with the rest of your brothers and sisters already up there. We love you.

And last but not least, always remember Slugger's words of advice to everyone.


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CathyandZimmer's picture

I'm so so sorry to read this...

my heart breaks for you, sending you many hugs and prayers.


Cathy & Zimmer



amandalee27's picture


How terrible. I am very sorry. I am glad he went peacefully. Thoughts and prayers.

ArchimedesMommy's picture

Lots and lots of ((( hugs )))))!!! So, so sad to read your

story.....especially the part about your other dog giving him kisses and the other one crying....!!  Extra

hugs to your husband, too----how incredibly sweet that he wants their ashes together!!!  I've not heard

of that before, but it sounds like something I'd be very interested in, too!!!  (((( HUGS ))))), I know this is

a terribly sad day for you and your family.  What  CUTE pik of Slugger, too!!!!!!!!  :-(


Our three JOYS !!!  

Sophie,  Meaty,  and, Professor   (adopted in March 2016, went to Rainbow Bridge Dec. 2016)  

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!!!!  

Dave and Zapper's picture

I am so very sorry, what a beautiful bully.




artieandgumbo1's picture

R.I.P Slugger


Cory's picture


My heart goes out to you an your husband at this heart breaking time. There is nothing more painful then losing a beloved pet an family member..........


Cory & Penelope

Tim and Forever Doyle's picture

RIP Slugger

What an awesome boy. 

Deborah and the NC gang's picture

i am so very very sorry ~~~RIP Slugger

RIP Slugger...

Hugs to your family and fur babies.


Stephanie and David's picture

I am so sorry to hear this.

He seemed to have lived a long and wonderful life with you and your family. I will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Kathie and family

I'm so sorry you lost Slugger. He passed doing his favorite thing, hanging out with his family.


Lynn King CPDT-KA

AmyandSophia's picture

Oh Kathie, I am heartbroken for you.

So very sorry about Slugger. My condolences dear friend.


Amy and Sophia

animal005's picture

Sorry for your loss

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.


alisonjmorgan's picture

Touched my heart

All these bulldogs touch my heart each and every day. I'm sad this morning and sorry for your lost of Slugger. Sometimes I have such a hard time reading that another bullie has left us but your words this morning brought me strength although sadness to deal with the loss of an aging bullie. My bullie, Matilda is 9 1/2, she sleeps so deeply this days.  I also get right down on my knees, with a feeling of dread, to look for the sign of her chest moving up and down and hold my own breath. I know now that the day will come when I will face what you have faced this morning. Your words and emotion touch my heart.


Alison and my little girl Matilda

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Oh no....

I am so, so sorry. It was too soon, but what a beautiful way to go, a full tummy, empty bladder and hanging out with the people and fur siblings who loved you your whole like. Slugger, you went on your own terms and that's amazing.

Doesn't make our tears any less but it does make them less bitter.

RIP beautiful boy (and make sure to look for my Stella, she'll let you in on the comfiest clouds for napping on up at the bridge)!

Angela and PollyAnna's picture

My heart felt prayers...

I am soo sorry to hear this news.. :'-(


PollyAnna's Words of Wisdom


Pegsy's picture

i'm sooo sorry for your

i'm sooo sorry for your loss,(((hugs))),but there is nothing more comforting than knowing he went peacefully...
what really tore my heart was the reaction of his well beautiful boy,you're definitely in good company over at the bridge w/our beloved pets who have gone there.

so sorry.....

I almost started crying at my desk :( so sad to lose a beloved pet. They are truly part of our families. thinking of you all..........

carmiesmommy's picture

RIP Dear Slugger

Your story couldn't be more beautiful and sad at the same time. Sincere condolences. I wish my baby would go that peacefully and pain free.

So sorry

I am so sorry and so glad he passed in peace buddy...