Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Gentle Giant

Today I was sitting on the beach with Brent soaking in the beautiful day when I got a text message from my mom saying "Clyde died last night." 6 years ago we got Bonnie and Clyde together as puppies, both Bull Mastiffs.
Clocking in at close to 200 pounds and head the size of a basketball, Clyde was nothing more than a big baby. He would sit on your lap if you let him, place his paw on your hand, and rest his head on your lap. The only time he would lick you is if you put your nose directly up to his, he would give one or two licks right on your nose.
He died peacefully in his sleep. He will be missed so much, he was such a sweet baby and anyone who met him fell in love instantly.
I bought these daffodils for Clyde today. I walked around the store staring at all the flowers and these called out to me. They have always been such happy flowers to me, and with the loss of a pet I try to focus on all the good memories.
I am incredibly grateful for the joy brought by the relationship with a pet. Losing them is so hard, but all of them hold such a special place in my heart. Goodbye, sweet Clyde.


  1. Clyde will be misses! He was sweet as honey and I am sorry Chels. I adore your positive attitude <3

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry about Clyde. He looks like a sweet and precious dog! Sending you a hug. The flowers you bought are beautiful. What a nice reminder of his life!

  3. Sorry to hear of your loss... dogs bring such joy and love, I'm sure he will be missed!

    Wonderful flowers for a tribute to him!


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