I have dreaded this day since April 13, 2005.
All I knew is that I wanted an English Bulldog, I was going to name him “William” and I wanted him to have a white stripe down the middle of his head. As I was leaving the woman’s apartment who was trying to talk me into one of the 4 bullies she had available, I felt deflated that I didn’t find “the one.” Just in that moment, as I was shaking her hand goodbye, the bedroom door pushed open and out ran William Potato McBacon. It was love at first sight. “What about that one!,” I exclaimed. The woman replied, “Oh you don’t want that one, he’s a trouble maker. He’s always keeping me up at night and chewing on everything.” I wasn’t leaving without him and there hasn’t been a day that has passed where I haven’t felt the same unconditional love for William.
Yesterday, William passed away suddenly from a severe heart disease. He died at the vets office on the exam table and we were told there was nothing we could do to save him. He died peacefully and quickly. We were able to go see him and give him one last kiss, hug and say our “goodbyes.”
Words cannot describe the severe amount of pain that we are feeling for our loss. William was our baby, our family. He was always there for Grant, Polly & I and brought smiles to so many people around the world. I honestly do not know what else to say other than I miss my baby so much. He was my everything and we had 11 wonderful years with him. My heart is broken, but Williams spirit will forever live on in the hearts of our family.