Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happiness Amid the Sadness

We are slowly recovering from the loss of Yoda.  Thank you all so much for your support.  It is amazing how the Blog world rallies around those in need.

Despite the heartbreaking loss of Yoda, we need to celebrate a a very special day today.  Brutus' birthday is today and he turned 8 years young today!

Happy Birthday Brutus!!

Since it has been a rough weekend, we took Brutus & Ellie to PetSmart to help Brutus celebrate his birthday.

Ellie was anxious to get going...
"Are we there yet?!"
 Brutus was contemplative on the drive over...

Brutus couldn't stop smiling.

Hmmm, should I get this one Ellie?
So many stuffies to choose from!
 Brutus did finally pick out a stuffy and will show it to you later.

We had to stop for gas - hey Dad, why did we stop?

Hurry up and fill this beast up and let's go home so I can play with my new toy!

Hey Mom - thanks for the day out!!
I got a new stuffy toy!!
Seriously - aren't you going to throw it?


Brutus had a blast playing with his new stuffy and wore himself out...

Thanks again to all of you - your comforting words have helped us through the last couple of days and will continue to help as we mourn the loss of Yoda.

God Bless...


  1. happy happy birthday sweet brutus!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us.
    we love you all with all of our hearts.
    we know angel yoda had the best day with all of you.
    he is always, always there by your side.
    we are so happy you feel all of our hugs and love.
    you may not know it, but your whole family are healers everyday even on your hardest day.
    you are all very special pugs and people!
    melissa and archie

  2. Awww, Happy Birthday, Brutus! I think the day out was just what you and Ellie needed (and from the look of the first picture of Ellie, she really needed it!!). I know you're still adjusting to life without your brother, but he's sending down wishes, too, I just know it!

  3. Happy birthday, bud!

    Looks like ya had fun with that stuffy. I'm sure sorry Yoda wasn't there tuh celebrate with ya, but I just know he's lookin' down on ya.

    Come on over fer a PBR any time, pal. Shoot, if yer feelin' low I'll even give ya a big, awkward man hug.

  4. HAPPY BIRFDAY Handsome! we think you should celebrate ALL week long!!!

    Meredith & Scarlet

  5. Happy Birthday, Brutus! We think a day out with your pawrents and sister is a perfect way to celebrate!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

  6. Happy Birthday Brutus!!...AND MANY MORE!!!
    Wesa so glad you enjoyed your 8th birthday. Wesa all don't think you look a day over 5!!
    Much Luvums,
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, and Mimi

  7. "Seriously - aren't you going to throw it?"
    I love that picture. What a great looking boy. Happy Birthday Brutus...we love you and your whole family.

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Yoda. Hope you had a great birthday Brutus. It sure looks like you did
    Benny & Lily

  9. Hi Brutus-Happy Birthday to you and many, many more! Thank you for sharing it with us- by going to Pet Smart! You and Ellie looked like you had a perfect time.... both of you are so cutes! And to find the most perfect toy-- oh what a big decision for a little puggy boy!
    I loved all the photos of the two of you looking out the car windows and all, but my favorite is you going after that stuffy ball!
    Wowee! "Look out- here comes Brutus"
    Thank you again,, and remember we hold all of you in our hearts as you heal. Yoda is in your heart and ours forever and ever.
    I am going out to look at the "new star in thw sky " again,
    nitey nite

  10. We are glad you can find some happiness at this sad time. You both look like you had so much fun! And we bet your parents enjoyed watching you have all that joy too.

  11. Happy Birthday to Brutus, We wish you a happy birthday and more blessings to come, Enjoy your day brutus :)

    Dog Shock Collar | Puppy & Human Bond

  12. Happy belated birthday Brutus! You are so adorable with your new stuffy. It looks like you made the right choice. :)
    We're so very sorry about dear Yoda. We know how much he will be missed, and we are happy you have so many fond memories of him. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love and hugs your way.

  13. Happy birthday little mate! Pawty like a rock star!!

    RA, Isis & Nanuk

  14. So sorry for your loss of Yoda! What a special pug with such a cool name! My pug, Ashley is 14 years old and I dread the day. Take care!

  15. Happy Birthday Brutus.
    Love your new stuffie.
    Love Noodles

  16. Brutus!! Happy birthday! Sorry I'm a little late to the party. What an awesome day you had! We are still thinking about you and your family.
    PS. That contemplative pic of you is one of my new favorites!

  17. Sorry we are a day late. Happy Birthday Brutus. We can see you had a wonderful day. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  18. Happy Birthday! We are so glad that you are giving your family something positive to focus on in the midst of their overwhelming loss.

    Urban Hounds

  19. Happy Birthday Brutus! I am sure Yoda is watching over all of you!

    Your pal, Pip

  20. Happy 8th birthday Brutus you look so happy sleeping with your new birthday stuffy.

    The Girls

  21. Happy Birthday, Brutus! It looks like you chose an excellent stuffie! I'm glad your birthday was special!


  22. I am so sorry to hear about Yoda. Run frisky and free my furiend! Hugs to all of you from The Roo Family.

    Brutus Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a ton of fun! Yay! :)

    Waggin at ya,

  23. Happy Birthday Brutus! It looks like you are really enjoying your great little new toy! It's also pretty stylin' given that it is leopard and all. Hope you had a wonderful day!

    Love, Bunk!

  24. Happy birthday Brutus !!!! we see you had GREAT time !!! Fredzik will also have his 8th birthday this year. Sending best wishes to you and lots of love to your family :) PT

  25. Happy Birthday Brutus, glad you got to go out and have a great day. Enjoy your new toy little man. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  26. Dawling Bwutus
    Happy Biwfday!!!
    Thank dog that us doggies know that we nevew evew weely lose those we love , so we can celebwate the moment we have. yoda is in heaven waitng to give you puggy kisses someday when you'we all togethew heaven time, that's just a moment
    love and smoochie kisses


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