Thursday, 31 July 2008

Some days can be unspeakable.

Today my 'hearthound' went to the bridge.

KuBrin had been sore for a few days, he had been limping and favouring his shoulder.
These are words that will strike a chill into any wolfie owner.

The x-ray showed that cancer had taken the top three inches of the bone,
and Kerri and I both knew that, for KuBrin there was only one heart shattering solution.

Goodnight my 'widdle boy'.



The Brat Pack said...

Oh no, I can't believe it. I'm so, so sorry to hear this.

Our hearts go out to you all. We will miss him dearly.

Maryann & The Brats

Bev & Marc said...

Just heard your terrible news. We're very sorry :-(

Angeerah said...

I'm so sorry to hear this and so soon after Meggie. Meggie will be waiting on the other side, full of energy, ready to great her brother.

Our sympathies to you.

Andrea & Finnegan

Ali said...

Shell-shocked at the news. My heart goes out to you both.

Glasses are charged here this evening and will be raising a toast to the origial BoofHound.

I am so sorry... it's heartbreaking/

Love to all

The Girl said...

I have only just started to read your blog, but my heart hurts today for you and your pack.

Lindsay and Dannan

Shmoo said...

Run free, run whole, run healthy, across the rainbow bridge... until you meet again.


Lacy said...

w00f's, sooo sorry fur ur loss...u just lost ur girl thinks me angel sis will watch over KuBrin and Megan...they iz prolly playing and having all kinds of fun now...u iz all in my thoughts and prayers, and me has my paws crossed..

b safe,

Peanut said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sophie Brador said...

Brian and Kerri, I am so sad to hear about KuBrin. I only knew him through your blog, but his giant personality always shone through. I'm sure you will miss him terribly. Farewell KB.

SB and Sherry

Joker The Lurcher said...

so so sorry. i don't know how you deal with this after meg. hugs.

Moco said...

We came over from The Brat Pack and want to let you know that we are very sorry for your loss.

Katherine and Pippa said...

Wow Brian and Kerri
Just so gutted. Sophie let me know (and I have posted it on the News).
Words absolutely fail me. Just sending you as much love and sympathy as we possibly can.
He will be so missed.

Pippa, Katherine, Adrian

Sitka, Tia, & Cornelia Marie said...

Our friends at the Brat pack sent us over... we are so sorry for your loss! We will keep you and your family in our prayers.
Sitka, Tia and Cornelia Marie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We're so sorry for your loss.

Steve and Kat

nl1990 said...

So sorry to hear about another loss for you. Run free KuBrin.


wally said...

Good night. We will try to howl loud enough that you can hear us across the ocean. It is a sad day in the dog world. And the people world.

wally & family.

Freda said...

Just heard from Sophie Brador of your double loss. So unbelievable. My heart and my peeps' hearts go out to you and your family.


Freda (Ƨ)

nm said...


Tiffany and I were just discussing visiting you in December.

Words cannot even begin to be formed.



Anonymous said...

Ernest will have a good self-serve in his kibble tub in the big guy's honor.

I am sad that I didn't get to meet him.

You are in all of our thoughts.


Sparky said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this, and so soon after Megan! Life must be so tough right now. We'll continue to pray for you all.


Lorenza said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kubrin.
We are praying for him and you all
Lorenza and mom

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

So sorry. Unspeakable and unbearable. We're so sorry for your loss and pain. Love to all of you.

Jackson, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry to read this news at the Brat Pack's.

Our hearts go out to you.

JFF & Jan

Jeannie and Marvin said...

I am so, so sorry to read your tragic news, we have been out of the dog blogs for so long, only just catching up with the news.

Please accept our condolences.

Megan and KuBrin were wonderful dogs, our hearts and love are with you.

Jeannie and Marvin from the UK xxxxx

Lesley Rigby said...

It is just the saddest news. I am so deeply sorry for all of you as I know it won't just be you who feels this loss but the rest of the "Family". Loves to all of you. xxxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so very, very sorry to hear this news! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie, Mitch and Sue

Huskee Boy said...

I am so so sorry to hear of your loss yet again.. It must be so hard for you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers..

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

I am sitting here in tears. I am so, so sorry and my heart goes out to you both, and to the rest of the pack. So soon after Megan must be so terribly hard to bear.

Run free KuBrin.

Aoj & The Lurchers

BWTH Dog House said...

Im so sorry for this...all our condolence go to your family.

Murphey said...

Words cannot express our sorrow and our hearts go out to you.

Love Murphey, Reilly and Kathleen

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are sooooo very sorry! It is heart wrenching to lose ONE doggie, but TWO in two weeks is just too much to handle. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Run free, sweet KuBrin!

Aire-hugs to all of you!
Poppy, Penny & Patches

The Airechicks said...

We are at a loss for any words that would be comforting.

We are so very sorry -

We hold you tight in our prayers..


Southbay Girl said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss!!! We hope that KuBrin is running free with his sister! Rest in peace KuBrin.

Velcro and mom

Bumpass Hounds said...

We are sad to hear this news. Megan has her KuBrin with her now. It can be so hard to do what you had to do; you loved QB very much we think:
The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me ‘til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its’ last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears. - Anonymous

We'll howl to the heavens tonight to tell them again that they will be missed.
- Homer J. - Jubal - JEB - Shelby - Jack - Abby - Max - Shiloh - Alex - Boru - Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds (TBH)

Anonymous said...

We found your blog yesterday, I have just finished reading all of it. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Ku-Brin and Meggie. You are such wonderful people to take in so many rescues and give them such love. THe biggests hugs, Annie & Daisy the Pink Dog

Homer said...

Dear Brian and Kerri,

We are sorry for your loss. Please take care.


Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

What on earth can I say? To check in and find that you've lost both Megan and Kubrin over such a short period is simply horrific. You must be in tatters. I'm so, so sorry. Love to you all, G, P & T xxx

Charlie said...

I'm so sorry to learn that you've lost both KuBrin and Megan! I can only imagine the grief you must be bearing. Please accept our deepest condolences.
- Anne & Charlie

Beanz said...


We are so sorry.

So very very sorry :(

Asta said...

My sincewest condolences to you and youw whole family..this is heawtbweaking
love and smoochie kisses

Maggie said...

So sorry for your lost
though we don't know each other
but keep strong and be courageous..


Patience-please said...

Sometimes it's just too much. We hope your hearts can heal.

Patience and the whippets

Georgeous said...

Wishing KuBrin's spirit a peaceful passage to The Rainbow Bridge.

Em said...

So sorry to hear that you've lost your booful QB and Megan. Big hugs to you all.

Run free and without pain,pups.

Em & Mollie

Spencer said...

So sorry for your loss of KuBrin and Megan. We lost our last boy, Raja to cancer ourselves. Take comfort in all the onderful memories and all the great times they had with you.

With sympathy,

Spencer and mom