Rest in Peace my Love

My Love, My Little Wiggly Man, My Bully Hero and my Best Friend: James Hond 007, is no more 🙁

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Last saturday night James died at the age of 10. James was the first and only dog I got as a puppy (all other dogs I’ve had, I adopted at an older age).
James gave me 10 beautiful years full of Love and Laughter.

When I saw you for the 1st time, you were just a few days old, and those 9 weeks I had to wait to take you Home, seemed like ages. When that day finally came, you changed my life. You were the cutest little thing with such a huge personality. A little man that would change my world.

Dozer, an older female Bulldog that was used for breeding, that I adopted, became James his Mommy and playmate. Dozer helped James following commands and James helped Dozer to be a Dog again. From the moment I got James, he was one big bouncy ball of energy. Since James was my 1st Puppy, I thought it was just his puppy phase and that he would grow out of that, but after a few years, I learned this was just James. James never changed his overexcited, happy, joyful and playful ways. You could say James was a Bulldog with ADD and a Forever Puppy 😉

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Just like Baggy you were a Bulldog that completely crushed some people’s prejudice that they might have had about bulldogs. You were all energy, all play and you could run and swim with the best.

James would choose a Ball or a stick over Food everytime. When Dozer past away,Twister (a rescue) became his Girlfriend. The bond those two dogs had, was very special. Where Dozer was his Mom, Twister was his Girl. They would follow eachother everywhere, they were like two magnets always connected, either playing together, snoring together or exploring together.

James was a friend to all the adoptees and rescues who came in and always knew how to help. He would be really gentle to dogs who were fearful and he would bring his toys over to them and just lay besides them pushing the toys against them. James always knew what to do. When Twister was sick he was caring, gentle and never left her side. James and I saw a lot of Dogs come and go and he always gave his best to them. What Daddy the Pitbull was for Cesar Milan, James was to me. He was my little helper.

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Till the age of 9,5 James was full of energy and only visited the vet for his shots. But the last 6 months he was getting a little bit slower, he started having skin and ear infections and his cheeks were turning grey. He suddenly went from a very active and energetic dog to an old dog. This saturday while on a walk,  he suffererd an internal bleeding, I rushed him to the vet but there was nothing there could be done for him. At about 8 in the evening James died in my arms.

Even though my heart is broken, my eyes are still swollen and I still can’t believe that you are really gone, I am trying to find comfort in all the lovely memories we made together.

I will never forget your silly ways and will always miss you.
Thank you my Friend, for all those times you made me laugh, for being my rock when life was hard, for sharing your never ending love and happiness with the me and the world.

Rest in Peace my Friend,
James Hond 007
2 may 2004 – 14 june 2014

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10 thoughts on “Rest in Peace my Love

  1. My deepest sympathy, my friend. Was reading your post with wet eyes but I’m a huge russian man pushing my 40…pathetic but that the way it is..ufffff…it only proves that
    Bulldogs are people too…
    Thank you for running this site and your love.
    God bless you

    • Thank you for your kind words. And your love and sympathy can never be pathetic I think it’s cute. And yes Bulldogs are mini people with fur coats therefor the name Bulldog is kind of deceitful I think we should call them BullPeople

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. Pets of any type are so important to us and hold a special place in our hearts, but none more than dogs.

    “He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.” – Unknown

  3. Kip Quick

    I am so sorry for your loss! You will have a wonderful four-legged guardian angel watching over you forever. There is nothing like the love of our four-legged kids and best friends for sure! You and your family are in my prayers and my thoughts! May James lighten up the heavens as he has your heart. RIP James! <3

  4. To love a Bulldog is to learn true unconditional love…to lose one is to lose the center of your heart. James has that center piece with him…forever. I’m so sorry for your loss…

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  6. Anonymous

    I know i been 3 yrs since your loss, but I feel your pain of losing your family member, your little baby.. They become our everything and we are all the better from it. You never know the depths that you have and Just the sheer capacity of love, until one of these little puppies come into your life, and your hooked! I’m sure by now you have found a new puppy to give all your love to! God bless

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