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Rest in Peace

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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.



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  • Natali

    Oh no… I’m feeling so sorry for you and your man, this is truly a big loss. 🙁 I hope that the time will do the “charm” of healing up… 11 years is a long time and not easy to adapt a thought that he’s gone. Take care!

  • Katie

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Reading this broke my heart. It sounds like William lived a full & happy life and was lucky to be with such a wonderful family.

  • Ami Balakrishnan

    My heart aches for you. We love you and we love William. He will be remembered by so many always ❤️

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Jacey. I’ve been through this experience so I totally understand that they become like a family member. Sending you so much love and positive energy. Geneviève xxx

  • Chelsea Lankford

    Awh Jacey. Sending lots of love. <3

  • Aww, I am so sorry Jacey! I always loved seeing him on your snapchat.


    • Laura Lawrence

      My heart breaks for you. He was a noble creature indeed.

  • Tiffany @ Savor Home

    Oh Jacey… I’m so sorry girl. I lost my cat a about a month ago to severe heart disease as well, so I know exactly what you are going through. He was so lucky that he had the absolute best parents in the world who showered him with so much love. Healing comes slowly and with time. I’m learning that… I’ll be thinking of you!!

  • Kristin M.

    I know your feeling right now are beyond words. We all feel the heartbreak and tears for you when losing a part of the family. Our pets bring us the most unselfish kind of love that weasels its way into our hearts and grabs hold so tightly that we can’t envision life without them. The pain is unbearable right now, but as the days and weeks go by all the beautiful photos you have taken will forever be cherished in his memory of the joyful years you had together.

  • Nati S Medina

    Im so sorry jasey, the loss of a furry baby is awful and takes time to adjust. He will be missed in your snapchat story and your instagram feed, he was such a handsome boy! My love to you and Grant, and many hugs and kisses to Polly!

  • Tessa Strickler-VanHoose

    Oh Jace!!! I am so sorry. We are going through this with Happy right now. She is 7, which isn’t super old for a standard poodle, but she has had so many issues and now her lupus and lukemia has caused a tumor on her liver and pancreatitis. It’s so hard when they are a family member too. 🙁 My heart hurts for you and Grant. XOXOX

  • Jenny-T

    When I saw this on snapchat this morning my heart sank and I burst into tears. I have a little frenchie with the exact same markings as William and he is my world. I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling right now, seeing William with his funny tongue out always made me smile. Sending you lots of love!

  • I legit am crying with you right now. Watching Willy on your snapchat, following him and you on Insta, i grew to love that dog so much. I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now and want to offer you my personal condolences. Myself, along with my two fur babies Zoe and Tonks, are sending you so much love and light. They’re each getting an extra treat today in his name.


  • hdshearburn

    so so sorry to hear this. thinking of you and your family. its so so hard 🙁 I lost my pup pup a year ago in July and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her. doggies are so special and wonderful– my heart goes out to you and grant and Polly.

  • Caroline

    Sending you so much love right now. I am so sorry for your loss 🙁

  • Cherilyn

    So sorry for your loss. I crying with you. I’m going to miss seeing him on your snapchat.

  • Megan

    I’m so sorry! He has always brought a smile to my face when he’s popped up on my social media. I know no words can make this terrible pain go away but hugging Polly extra tight will help. Sending lot of love to you and your family!

  • Jessica San

    I’m so sorry about your loss. A pet brings so much light to your home and losing one must be so difficult. Ever since we got a dog, he has brought so much love and light to our family. This just breaks my heart, but just know that William lived the most incredible 11 years of his life because of you and your family and nothing is going to change that. The time he had will always be remembered and you have great pictures and memories of him. He is no longer in pain, but watching over you and your cute family. Much love to you and I know in time you’ll get through this. Thanks for your wonderful snaps! William will be truly missed!

  • Rachel Walker

    Jacey, I cannot even begin to think of how you’re feeling right now. If I lost my Kodie, I’d be a mess. We never expect things like this to happen, but what I’ve seen in my life is that God always opens one door when he closes another!! Maybe William’s sudden death is to make room for an even greater love to come to you and your family. Who knows? Either way, I am so sorry for your loss. It was always fun watching William and Polly get so excited when you’d bring them home things on snap chat. He will certainly be missed! Feel better and just take it easy for a little bit. XX – Rachel ( )

  • Jewell

    I’m so so sorry for your loss. Having gone through the loss of a loved pet, I understand your pain and know that nothing anyone can say will make it go away, but know that he had a life full of love and happiness with you. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Megan

    Jacey, I can’t even imagine the pain of losing your sweet baby. You’re right. He put a smile on so many faces, just like these pictures do now. Sending love and strength to you, Grant, and Polly during this time. xoxo

  • Caro_S

    I’m so so sorry for your loss Jacey. He seemed to be such a character and I loved your Snapchats stories with him. I’m sure though he’s in do heaven now and is looking down on you and your family. Lots of love to you and your family!

  • Jacey, I am so sorry. Losing a beloved dog is one of the deepest pains there is. Even my hard-as-steel dad died when we lost our pups. Love and hugs to you. How lucky you were to have such a wonderful dog, and he was so lucky to have you, such a loving and caring mom.


  • Sending so much love and prayers your way Jacie. Losing a pet is so incredibly hard. William looked like he had the best possible life with you 3 and is now your guardian pup watching from above. xx

  • Oh Jacey. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending love xxxxxx

  • Omg how is Polly doing

  • Oh my, this is hard. Sending you lots of courage. It has been a year since my Brandy passed away. I wanted her to live longer but unfortunately they have to go. It doesn’t get easier because you will always miss them. But they give you a lifetime of love and they forever live in your heart. I am praying for you and your family. love.

  • jane9

    My sincere condolences. Three years ago I lost my lab somewhat unexpectedly to cancer. I am sure she’s welcoming William to the other side 🙂 Hang in there. Lots of hugs to you, Grant and Polly.

  • caity

    So sorry for your loss Jacey. Sending love and prayers. Stay strong.

  • Sofia Smith

    I’m so, so sorry Jacey. Just know he’s in a better place and no longer in pain.

  • dd

    So sorry for your loss, Jacey. My bf and I loved watching William and Polly on Snapchat x x I hope you, Mrs. Damsel, and Polly are hanging in there </3

  • Lisa

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I have followed your bulldog duo for years and cried actual tears with this news. I want you to know that you are not alone in your grieving! While we only knew William from this side of our screens, we loved him deeply and will always cherish the memories you shared with us. Xx rest in peace William. I’ll miss your grumpy sweet face!

  • Aubrey

    I’m so sorry. He left knowing that he was so loved and loved you all so much and that’s all he could have needed. I’m praying that you find some comfort in his memories. Hugs to your family and sweet Polly.

  • Terri Ortenzi

    I am so sorry for your loss Jacey. I looked forward to your Snapchat’s when you came home from a trip to see your sweet babies face when they got their new toys. His memories will always live in your heart. I know you, your husband and Polly will miss him dearly. My heart is with you as I have felt the pain myself. ????
    RIP William

  • Jessica Lee Cho

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope the memories with William will give you comfort and knowing the he is in dog heaven cheering for you. Hugs to you and your family during this diffcult time.

  • Jennifer

    So sorry for your loss! We had to put our sweet bully down 3 years ago and it was very tough. Ours was our first baby! Ever since my sister in law found you guys on Instagram, we have enjoyed watching you, William and Polly everyday. I know it will be hard for awhile. Prayers to you, Grant and Miss Polly!

  • Tiffany M

    My heart goes out to you! I know the day will come when I have to go through this as well and it’s not a day that will be easy. Try to focus on all the good times he had with you and the fact that you gave him the best life he could have ever wished for. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • kara

    heartbreaking – so very sorry for your loss. all they do is love you and you love them back. he was very well loved and he knows it. the pain is unbearable- every day will be a little easier. he will always be in your heart. xoxoxox

  • Kahlie

    So sorry for your loss 🙁 I still think of my long lost puppies often after 10+ year of them being gone. They never leave your memories!

    Ps. we met in the elevator of Public Hotels Chicago last summer around this time. Love following you!

  • Jessica English

    Sending so, so much love to you, Grant and Polly ❤️❤️

  • Oh oh . . . There is never enough boxes of tissues out there including Target, even Walmart to dry my tears now!!!!
    I truly love animals, even though, I only know of William through your blog since a year ago, I have come to love the love both William and Polly have given you. Dog are so special, when they arrive they brought so much joy and tears to our hearts, when they leave, they only take away their physical being, but their spirits and love will always remained a special place in our hearts . . . Heaven has now gained another Angel, and you Mademoiselle Jayce will never lose the fond love and memories William brought to you both! 🙂

    Ps. I like you, also dreaded this day too! Keep strong William’s love is in your heart! 🙁

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Hope Varnedoe

    my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at the loss of william. we lost our rottie, salsa, last year and it was devastating. i feel your pain. he will forever be in your heart.

  • sophie benninghoff

    So so sorry for you and your family’s loss, Jacey. I recently lost my dog and it takes some time to overcome the pain. I have always wanted an english bulldog so I shed a tear or two when I heard about William. He will be remembered by your beautiful photos & his goofy self on your snapchat.

  • I’m so so sorry! Losing a pup hurts so much. Only time will help. Give Polly extra cuddles… She’ll be sad too!

  • Tabbie Hazzard

    My heart hurts and my stomach feels sick as I read this. I have no words to ease your family’s pain. We all loved William! Thank you for sharing him with us through Instagram and your snapchat stories. My deepest sympathy to you, Grant, and Polly. ??

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I’m heartbroken for you. He was so loved. Be sure the checkout the Rainbow Bridge…

  • Megan Huntley

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have followed you from the beginning and have always said you were like my west coast soul sister. Your love for those doggies is just like mine. We lost our beagle several years ago and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through, as he too was our fur son. With time it gets better but I know its hard to bare. “He was your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You were his leader, his love, his life. He was yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart, he will love you forever.”

  • I am so so sorry for the loss of your beautiful William – he was such a beautiful creature. I totally get the love for a dog – we are so attached to our labrador – they completely invade your heart and soul and are an absolute part of the family. I hope your broken heart heals soon. Sending love and hugs from the UK xxx

  • Ashton Lostroh

    Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry! I know how much you loved William by all of your snaps. Losing one you loved is never easy. Thinking of you guys. Rest in Peace William! ?

  • I’m so so sorry for your loss 🙁 my 15 year old dog Cindy passed away earlier this year, in march. I know how awful and helpless it’s this feeling. There’s nothing I can say to comfort you, but take care and I hope God gives you strength during this difficult time. Sending you love ♥

  • I am so heartbroken for you, Jacey – I know how much you adored William. You gave him a full & beautiful life – praying for you as you grieve.

  • Alyssa Thomas

    Oh Jacey I’m so sorry. It’s never easy. Thinking of you, Grant, Polly and know that William is looking down and smiling!

  • Katie

    I am so very sorry!!! I know exactly how you feel. My heart goes out to you!! ?

  • Claudia Flores

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time

  • Erin

    Jacey, I am so sorry for your loss. It’s obvious that you provided a wonderful life for William. You, your husband, and Polly will be in my thoughts.

  • Tia Getzlaf

    Jacey & Grant, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is broken for you both, as well as Polly. People that don’t have dogs find it hard to understand that bond & how much a part of your family they are – I understand. Im sure nothing anyone can say will make you feel much better right now, it will just simply take some time. I know everyone is sending you positive vibes and lots of love. William will be missed by everyone! xoxoxoxoxo

  • MissLuxe

    My love, I am thinking of you at this most difficult time, remember you gave him a wonderful home and happy life, he could not have had more love xx

  • I am so so sorry. My heart goes out to you guys 🙁

  • anna

    I am so sorry to hear this and got a lump in my throat when I saw the title. I’ve loved following you and your babies over the years and it pains me as I too dread this day for mine. Stay strong! My thoughts are with you, Grant, and Polly during this hard time.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. It’s a pain that often can’t be taken away, but it is always great to reflect on the memories. My heart goes out to you, as I know what it is like to lose that adorable, loveable family member that you can’t imagine life without.

    Iesha aka Lesh

  • Melanie DiGeorge

    Your first statement about dreading this day since the day you got him is so accurate. It’s the number one thing you never want to think about happening as a dog parent. Polly will be such a source of comfort during this hard time. I’m sure you’ve read this before – but a 4 year olds perspective of why dogs don’t live as long as people is on point. “People are born so that they learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The four year old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
    Thoughts are with you and your family. xo

    • Devon Spizuco

      That’s a perfect saying 🙂

    • Tia Getzlaf

      That thought made me tear up – so true. They are the true definition of unconditional love

  • Yoshiko Yeto

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you much love.

  • Jenny Clark

    So sorry for your loss. Such a painful thing to lose a family member. RIP William.

  • kaycee

    My heart breaks for you. I’m so sorry at the loss of your baby boy. We just added to our bulldog family because our first baby bulldog, Bubba, has slowly crept past 11.5 years and has endured so many health issues that we could never fathom. Bulldogs have shorter lifespans than most dogs, and we’re very aware and grateful for every day that we get to spend with him. Even the bad ones.
    I’m sure you and your family are devastated, but at least you have the piece of mind of knowing that he didn’t suffer and you didn’t have to make that decision for him.
    I’m SO sorry you’re going through this.
    All the best wishes and love for y’all <3

  • Laura Lawrence

    My heart breaks for you. He was a noble creature indeed.

  • I’m so sorry about your loss Jacey, and tearing up as I write this. I now how much William meant to you, and it’s so hard to say goodbye. I lost my Boston Terrier last year, pretty much the same way, as she was at the vet and I didn’t even get a chance to say goodbye as her heart stopped while there for observation. You’re not alone in the pain, and I’m sending all my prayers you way.


  • Jacey, I am so sorry for your loss. I feel like I know William from following you for several years now. I can imagine what you are going through as I have lost fur babies as well. Absolutely heartbreaking. Sending love your way…

  • Oh Jacey! I am so sorry to hear this and my heart breaks with yours. Dogs are such wonderful and amazing members of our families and bring true joy and love. I too am living in the same fear of this day for my 14 year old lab shepard (every day is a gift right now) and eventually our 5 yr old bully. It never gets easier but the memories are what you will always have. We lost our American Bulldog quickly to heart failure a few years ago and it was the toughest thing I’ve ever gone thru. The pain eventually goes away, but I still tear up talking about her sometimes. Hugs and love to you, Polly and Grant. XO

  • I am so, so sorry for your loss. My doggy and I are sending you good vibes and lots of positive thoughts. (And tail wags to go along with it.)

  • My hear is breaking for you, Grant and Polly. I know the pain of losing a dog who is the world to you. I’m so sorry for your loss, RIP William.

  • Emily

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss Jacey 🙁 I love your dog posts on instagram and on the blog. My family dog just turned 16, and we are grateful for every day we’ve had with him in these later years…but I’m dreading that day too, just like you dreaded this one with William. 🙁 sending lots of love to you and mr. damsel and Polly too.

  • Melisa

    So sorry for your loss Jacey. Fur babies give us such unconditional love. Please give Polly extra love as she’s feeling the loss as well. Sending love and light your way…

  • Katherine

    Oh my heart hurts for your family! It’s always a joy to see how completely you love and care for your pups, how lucky you were to have each other. Sending comfort and love…. xxx

  • Kelsey B

    so sorry for your loss. I’m sure william knew how loved he was. sending love to your family..

  • Cameron Smead

    This broke my heart. I love watching William on your snapchats and completely understand how losing a pet is like losing a family member <3 He is up in dog heaven probably surrounded by all the fuzzy toys and cheese he can imagine. Sending big hugs to you and your family! Thank you for sharing the lovable William with us.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s heartbreaking to lose a pet.

  • Karen West Ward

    I’m writing this with tears streaming down my face. I loved watching your snaps of William and Polly❤️ Followed their adventures on Instagram and loved when you would come home and watch him wait for his toy. I even started that tradition with my fur baby. Find Peace knowing you and Grant were the best humans William could have ever wished for. Sending healing hugs to all of you. I hope the memories that bring tears today, will bring smiles in the very near future! Xoxo

  • Kelsey East

    I am so so sorry for your loss. Its so hard to lose a pet. Thinking of you.

  • Kate

    I’m so sorry for your loss of Mr.William. It breaks my heart into a million pieces for you and your family! My pups and I send lots of love and puppy kisses to y’all during this sad time!

  • Kate

    I am so so sorry for your loss. I LOVED following william’s adventures and honestly feel like seeing your relationship with him helped inspire my own with my little guy. I’ve dreaded losing him since the day I brought him home as well. Hang in there – and Polly too. Poor girl.

  • Amana_Saghir

    William was such a beautiful dog, nice that you had so many years getting to know him as it is a blessing but in the end makes it all harder. Praying for you Jacey as I know it couldn’t have been easy. RIP William PB

  • Devon Spizuco

    It’s times like these I think twice about getting a dog, but the enormous amounts of love they show you will always make it worth it in the end. 🙂 Hang in there!

  • Jackie Wegman

    So sorry for you and Grant’s loss. Dogs are truly the best part life. You guys gave him the best possible life any dog could have and he knew he was loved. Words cannot express how my heart breaks for yours. The Wegman family sends hugs to yours.

  • Tracy E.

    So sorry for your loss, glad you, Grant, and Polly have each other in this impossible time.

  • My heart is breaking for you guys, so sorry to hear about William. We will all miss him!

  • I find the picture of you in fetal position with him very touching. Sending my love to you in this time xoxo

  • Monika Reynolds

    can’t stop crying. so so so sorry for your loss. we all know this day will come with our pups sometime but that doesn’t make it any easier. thinking of you and your hubby from baltimore. ?

  • Sharon Meagher

    So sorry for your loss. They truly are the best family.

  • Kristin Kruse

    I’m so so sorry for your loss! Your snaps of bringing back toys for William & Polly from your travels have always been my favorite! I cannot imagine what you guys are going through. Thinking of all of you & sending love from the Midwest!!!

  • FashionablyClearance

    Your post was so touching – you’re lucky to have such gorgeous photos with your pup to remember him always. Sending love to you and your family. ❤️

  • Celeste McCabe

    So very sorry to hear about William. It is truly heartbreaking.
    Sending love and hugs your way.
    XO Aunt Celeste

  • So sorry for your loss Jacey!


  • Lindsay

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing our 4 legged family members is the hardest and worst feeling ever. Sending positive thoughts your way.

  • Kelly Richie


    There are only a few losses harder than one of an amazing dog. Their unconditional love and companionship cannot be matched and William will continue to love you from where he is now. Stay strong like the amazing woman you are. We all love you and of course, the handsome William loves you.



  • Brittany Derra

    So sorry to hear about your loss of William…hugs to you<3 so hard to lose a pet.

  • andréa

    this makes me so sad to read. i loved seeing him pop up in pictures and seeing the little videos of him.
    you can tell you loved him a lot <3


    A.Viza Style

  • I know that feeling.. So sorry you and your husband are going through this..
    Love and prayers,

  • Stephanie Krause

    So sorry for your loss!! <3 sending love y'all's way!

  • Allison Gallagher

    We put down my 13 year old golden retriever in May and it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I had surgery the day before and I cried for three days straight. It’s the hardest thing, but you just have to think that it’s so much better now that they don’t have to suffer anymore. I totally understand how hard it is. Be strong! Thinking about you.

  • Elizabeth Keenan

    I’m crying as I read this! I lost my baby 1 year ago after 16 years together and literally grew up with him so I really understand what you are feeling! Sending lots of love your way!! ❤❤

  • Caroline Ritter

    I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. I thought I was the only who has dreaded the “last day” from the very first day. There is no greater love than the love from your soulmate dog. I have one and can’t imagine life without him. Sending *hugs*. ❤️

  • I am so, so, sorry. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. Your first baby is everything and is truly a tremendous loss. My heart goes out to all of you right now.
    With love,

  • There’s nothing I dread more than a day when I’m without my fur babies. Thinking of you!! My favorite snaps were an entire day of William. ❤️ Lots of love during this hard time! Xo Laura

  • EK

    Thinking of you! I lost one of my fur babies today, and so I know there is nothing that can ever make it feel any better. Hope Polly is getting lots of extra love tonight. xx

  • Surprised to see your snap. Crying as I read this. No one will ever understand the unconditional love our dogs give us until they have one of their own.
    Sending hugs your way!!!

  • gina lynore

    So incredibly sad! A wonderful tender tribute to your dear William Jacey! ~ May he live in heaven with loads of stuffed toys and treats.

  • He is so beautiful! I’m so sorry for your lost <3
    I have a french bulldog myself, and I love their flat, piggy noses! I couldn't imagine my life without him, and I get sad from reading this. I'm so sorry <3

  • Erika Graziano

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have an English Bulldog Champ who will turn 11 on the 31st of this month. It is so hard watching your best friend slow down and get old. With a heavy heart I am sorry for your loss. Xoxo

  • Jessica Hare

    So sorry, Jacey. Praying for peace and comfort.

  • nadine cann

    Sorry for your lost:( I can’t imagine. I’m such a dog lover and have a little girl puppy that’s only a year but can’t imagine my life without her, I would be a mess. Thinking of you.

  • Andrea

    I’m so sorry about your loss and I mean it when I say that I know that it feels like. I lost my english bulldog, Obi-wan Kenobi, exactly two weeks ago today. It’s been two weeks that feel like an eternity. I hope that Polly helps alleviate some of the pain, though he’ll forever be in your heart. You were both so lucky to have found one another and lucky to have spent 11 wonderful years together.

  • Amanda Howard

    Oh I’m so very sorry for the pain you are going through right now Jacey. My heart breaks for you and Grant. I’m so glad that you have Polly to help ease the pain ever so slightly. xo

  • Une femme

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Dogs hold such a unique and special place in our hearts…

  • Bizzy Blonde

    This happened to me when our beloved 11 year old Black Labrador suddenly died of a “cardiac seizure”–she was still wet from swimming in the pool with us, doing what she loved best: retrieving toys from the water, playing with her family. We got out, she got out, and the rest…..was awful.. But we were all with her to the very end and for that we were grateful. May you always remember to “be the person your dog thinks you are”.

  • Heather P

    Jacey, Grant & Polly- I am so very sorry for your loss. After following you for some time, the love you have and share with your pups is overwhelmingly evident. When I saw your Snap, my heart sank and tears pooled up in my eyes. It hit home because we have 2 dogs as well, one being a senior who we have had since he was a puppy. Just know that William knew how loved he was and was blessed with the best dog parents ever! May time and memories help heal your broken hearts.

    I saved this site a while back. My plan is to have portraits of our dogs painted when they cross the rainbow bridge. I am not affiliated with them in any way, but thought it is a beautiful way to always have the memory of your fur baby close.

  • Kait Elizabeth

    My heart broke for you reading this post. I can’t imagine life without my little Bran Muffin- the unconditional love is everything. Hugs, Kait

  • Liz Perry

    So sad to hear about William’s passing. I have a 9.5 year old bulldog (Tonka) and as he ages I am trying to enjoy every moment with him. My heart goes out to you and your family. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with your readers. <3

  • Marcia

    Your post brought me back to January 26, 2007 when we had to say good bye to our English bulldog Roxanne. She looked just like William!!! We were devastated and words can’t express our sorrow and pain in having to let her go… I saved her blanket in a bag so I could keep her smell around for as long as possible! I couldn’t believe she wouldn’t be waiting for me when I arrived home anymore… You will never forget William but the memories and the love he gave you will comfort you just like our Roxanne did for us. They were truly members of our families.