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Zapper passed away this morning.

He was laying at my feet in the office and I noticed he was breathing heavy. I got down in the floor with him and was rubbing on him and he rolled over and took his last breath.

I have already said my goodbyes and burried him in his blankie with his favorite woobie.

My heart is so broke.




grandedogg's picture

So sorry

How old was he? I have to go and hug my SergeantMajor now.


Jeff in NC

AmyandSophia's picture

Oh Dave, I can't even believe it.....

My deepest sympathy on the loss of Zapper. He was a favorite son here. I am so very sorry Dave...


Amy and Sophia

I am

so sorry to hear this news... They are our family! Rest in Peace Big guy!

MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

oh no dave!!

i am so very sorry to hear this. we all truly loved zapper! hugs..........



Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack



attitude is altitude!



Kymberlee and Dreadnought's picture

Oh, I am so terribly sorry

I wish that I had words of comfort to offer.  My heart hurts for you.  Rest in peace, sweet Zapper.  


**********"Life is far too short not to have a little umbrella in your drink"**********

CathyandZimmer's picture

Dave I'm so so sorry to ready this...

we all know how much Zapper meant to you and how much you loved him. He had the best life he could have asked for with you. Please know you are in my prayers and sending you many hugs. Zapper will be missed by all of us.


Cathy & Zimmer




RIP Zapper

I am so sorry for your loss.  My heart breaks for you.


Monica-Maude-Gus's picture

Dave, I am so sorry

Zapper was a favorite of everyone here and we grieve with you.  You are in my prayers. 


Monica, Maude and Gus

donnaorted's picture

So sorry

One of my favorite pictures on this site is of Zapper sleeping with his woobie. I am so sorry for your loss, I can't even describe how heartbreaking this is. At the very least, he got to spend it peacefully with his daddy.

Kathy Chester Newman and Jessa's picture

Dave, I am so sorry...

I feel like I've lost a friend.  So heartbreaking when they leave us.

oh my goodness.....

I am so sorry for your loss and I just gasped when I read your post.  May you find comfort in sharing your feelings (as heartbreaking as that is) with people here that totally understand and are heartbroken for you!  I felt that loss last summer, and it still tugs at my heart, as I am sure it always will.  You showered Zapper with a great life, and he returned all the love you had to give.  Zapper will be with you always!


  Miss you sweet boy Otie (July 29, 2013)



So sorry...

Big hugs from Brussels, Belgium!

Angela and PollyAnna's picture


Ohhh noooooooo.... I am so sorry. This breaks my heart! We all loved Zapper and I know he had a nice life with you!! :-(


PollyAnna's Words of Wisdom



Katie and Tucker's picture

Oh Dave. I'm so sorry :(

My heart is breaking for you. I can't imagine how you feel. I know how special Zapper was to you. Tucker is sending you lots of big wet kisses. No one here will ever forget the Zap man. 


Katie & Tucker a.k.a "Porkchop"

Deborah and the NC gang's picture

oh Dave I am so very very sorry…I just loved that

boy~~sending prayers and hugs

he will be greatly missed.... RIP Zapper...play at the rainbow bridge with Ms Sugar~~~~

Maggie Porkchop and Bubba's picture

So Sorry

So sorry. Unfortunately I know your pain. 


Maggie Porkchop and Bubba

Dave and Zapper's picture

Thank you everyone. Not everyone understands but ya'll do

there is nothing in this world like a bully. I knew this day would come but there's no way to prepare for it.

We were sitting here at my desk. Zapper ate breakfast and then crawled under the desk and got beside me like always. He sounded like he was snoring really loud but I knew something wasn't right. I watched him for a few minutes and he seemed to start struggling for air. I got down in the floor with him and rubbed on him and talked to him. I knew he was passing and I wanted to be there for him like he always has been for me. His breathing slowed and he slowly let go and laid his head down. I wrapped him in his blankie and his favorite woobie and buried him under a big oak tree behind my house.

Again, thank you all for the condolences.




Tim and Forever Doyle's picture

So Nice

Sounds like he has a nice spot near you.

Dave, so sorry for your loss

Your post took me back a few months ago. On Dec 31st, 2013 my Bully Lola passed away much like Zapper. Lola had been with me for 9 years. She had been with me through some rough times, loosing both parents and the passing of my wife. She was always there and many times turned my tears to smiles. Only people on this board understand and may have experienced what you are going through. These wonderful bullies gives us sove much love that when they pass they take a part of us with them. There will never be another Lola, but I have a rescue girl Eleanor, that now owns my heart. There is nothing like Bully love. Dave you and Zapper have become friends to so many. I wish i had some way of taking the pain away, words that I could say to help. Unfortunately IMO they don't exist. All of us on this board will give you all the support you need, just let us know

Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Céline and Angel Stella's picture

Oh Dave, I'm so sorry

I suppose there is some small comfort in the fact that you were there with him. I know how badly your heart is hurthing.

RIP, beautiful boy. You've brought a lot of smiles to a lot of people over the years - today, we will shed a tear. The happy memories will come back though, and your daddy will smile again.

My dear Dave

I hope you find comfort in knowing that there is nothing more precious that going to sleep in the arms of love. 

What a wonderful trip the two of you took together. 

The Zap man had the best life ever.

I mourn with you, my friend.


Kofi and Carol


Dave and Zapper's picture

Well, it's been a day now and I want to thank each of you

This is really tough to deal with and I want each one of you to know that these messages have helped me more than you'll ever know.





AmyandSophia's picture

All of us have been where you are right now.

I can only pray for you my friend. No words will take away the sadness and hurt, but knowing we are all here for you and understand what you are going through will help carry you through. 


Amy and Sophia

Buddy and Karen's picture

omg I am so sorry :(

It's so heartbreaking to lose one of our babies and I totally get it. Please know we are all thinking of you.

Karen and Buddy


I am so sorry.......

I can't even believe that - My prayers are with you

Beth & Gracie

Kathy and Koji's picture

Oh Dave I am so sorry; Praying for you during your time of


When we lost our precious Kaddy our vet said:

The reason you hurt so bad when you lose a bulldog

is because of the tremendous amount of Joy they brought to you...

It really made a lot of sense....

Kathy & Koji


We love Bulldogs...
The Wright's

Stephanie and David's picture

I am so sad.

Zapper was a favorite of everyone on the forum. I'm glad he was there with you and he went easily. I will be thinking of you.

Stephanie and David's picture

I am so sad.

Zapper was a favorite of everyone on the forum. I'm glad he was there with you and he went easily. I will be thinking of you.

Amy Matt Jasmine and Porkchop's picture

I am so sorry to hear about Zapper.

He was such a sweetie! We loved all the posts and stories and will really miss him! You will be in our prayers.

Cheryl and Atlas's picture

I am so sorry

Dave, I am so sorry to hear about Zapper. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He is now with my Atlas and all the others that have gone before him.

Cheryl, Bentley & Angel Atlas


Cheryl & Atlas


Cheryl and The SittingBullies Gang's picture

Oh no!

So special he waited to hang out with you one last time...but still not easy to lose our special bullies! Hugs to you and your family, Dave.

Pegsy's picture

Ay Dave...I'm so

Ay Dave...I'm so sorry...(((hugs)))

Tim and Forever Doyle's picture

Dave, I've been there...

So sorry for your loss. 

Zap was one of my favorites to check in on he how he was doing.

I lost Doyle almost two years now and even though I rescued another dog ( not a bulldog ) I still wish I had my boy with me. He is always on my mind.

It will get better, but you will never forget your lovable boy. I loved the pics of him on the desk.

RIP sweet, sweet boy.