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"I was still the alpha dog, even if Cosmo was bigger than me"

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Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs


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"I'm the Diary of the Day on Monday, February 6th! Thank you, Redford, for this pawsome memento!"

Butchie Boy

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"Butchie Boy"

What do you mean this bed is for the cats?

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"What do you mean this bed is for the cats?"

Here I am as a puppy!

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"Here I am as a puppy!"

Good sit!

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"Good sit!"

My Dad and I in Sea Ranch, California

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"My Dad and I in Sea Ranch, California"

On vacation in Sea Ranch, California

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"On vacation in Sea Ranch, California"

Thank you  RYLIE for this precious angel ornament!

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"Thank you RYLIE for this precious angel ornament!"

Thanks  BAMBI  for my beautiful wings!

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"Thanks BAMBI for my beautiful wings!"

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Butchie, Butchman, Boo Boo, Butchmeister

Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:

Being loved, prancing, dancing, and snorting in front of the doggie treat jar, car rides, sleeping on our bed, loved going to the vacation beach house with mom, dad, and Cosmo

None--we mostly let him have his way because he asked for so little

Favorite Toy:
Wasn't interested in toys very much but he would chase a ball we'd throw and then just stand there and look at it

Favorite Food:
Senior dog kibble, treats, Dingo bones.

Favorite Walk:
Neighborhood park. At the dog park, he pretty much minded his own business but barked at other dogs that played too rough!

Best Tricks:
Wiggling and snorting at the same time. He liked to take his rawhide and leave them in another room just to tease Cosmo, who would stand a few feet away from them and whine--then he'd go pick it up and leave it somewhere else. It was quite funny!

Arrival Story:
Butch became part of our lives in 1989, the same year we got married. We were going to a local bakery at an outdoor mall and a man who worked in one of the stores was trying to keep little Butch in a cardboard box outside of the store hoping to give him away to a good home. Apparently, Butch was the last one left in the litter and the man said his other dog was always picking on him. We already had our first dog, Duster, a Golden Retriever (not pictured) who was 3-years old at the time, and decided that day to bring Butch home to be his playmate. Duster was an easygoing guy and welcomed Butch as part of the family immediately.

Duster went to the Rainbow Bridge in 1996, and in 1997, we got Cosmo. Although Butch was smaller in size compared to Cosmo, he was the alpha dog in the house and Cosmo respected that though occasionally liked to playfully challenge that position. Butch was a low-maintenance guy all of his life, and in his senior years was very mellow and loved to curl up in a ball and sleep. He loved sitting in front of his dad for regular head and chin scratching sessions. Little kids always petted him first because he was always the smaller dog and was calm. Milo, our cat, loved to curl up with him, even on the night he left us. His last year was difficult as he battled with treatment for kidney disease, vestibular syndrome and cataracts, but he passed away comforted at home in mom's arms in September of 2003 at the age of 14. Losing him affected our families, his vet and the staff who helped take care of him, and people in the neighborhood who were so use to seeing us walk Cosmo and Butch together. Butch will always be alive in our hearts, and his picture is in the family room where he can keep an eye out on Cosmo, Quincy and the rest of us. THANK YOU for stopping by to read about our Butch.

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Butchie Boy (1989-2003)

I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 5th 2004 More than 11 years!

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Me? Diary of the Day?!?

February 6th 2012 1:13 pm
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Oh my, I'm Dogster's Diary of the Day today! It is so cool that we can still be recognized for something no matter where we are. I'm going to be jumping from cloud to cloud today to celebrate!

Thank you for the sweet gifts, pawmails, comments, and mementos, pals! You're the best, but you all know that!

Angel Butch


Another Birthday in Heaven

February 1st 2012 8:08 pm
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Mom forgot it was my birthday today until Whitley sent me a pawmail very early this morning.

Thanks, Whitley, and thank you Angel Banjo, Hershey, Zaidie, Cookie, Wyoming, Abbie, and the Morris Pack, for your gifts and wonderful messages on this special day. You are all so kind to me and my family.

The years I spent on earth sure flew by fast, and so have the years I've spent in heaven, but I'm in the company of so many other loved Angels!

Thanks again for thinking of me. I would have been 23!



Birthday - In Remembrance

February 1st 2011 9:51 am
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Today I would have been 22 years old!

I've never been forgotten, even if my parents forgot my birthday until a few of my pals reminded them!

Duster, a Golden Retriever, was actually Dad's first dog. He was about 2 years old when Mom came into the picture and brought along her three cats who don't have Catster pages. They were living in the old house then and I joined the family when some guy was trying to give me away in a box!

Mom was remembering the day she came home to find the door to the side gate open. She looked down the street and saw me and Cosmo and yelled our names. We both looked up and came running to Mom like good boys! We had alot of fun together living in that neighborhood.

One of the cats went to the Bridge at the old house, so when Mom and Dad bought the house they're living in now, it was me, Duster, and two cats. We had alot of fun living in this neighborhood too.

Duster went to Bridge and then Cosmo joined the family. He grew up to be a big guy but I was the boss. Another cat went the the Bridge and just before the last one went they found my cat sister, Mercy, and the cat fever continued from there.

Then it was my time to go in 2003, and Cosmo got a new brother, Quincy. Today there are still nine cats in the family and a new puppy on it's way.

Wow, humans manage to fit so many of us into their hearts it's no wonder why they explode from time to time and have to be repaired!

Thanks for stopping by to honor my birthday today!


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