Goodbye Gunner

An ode to my dogphew Gunner, who passed away earlier this week….



Six years ago, you entered our flow

Gunnie Bear

And it was so fun watching you grow.


Since you were a puppy you loved wiggling your rear,

Gunner 2

Under anything that was near.

Gunner Blog

You acted like you weren’t the size of a hog,

Lap Dog

But I never minded you being my lap dog.

Lap Dog 2

Dressing up was one of your favorite things,

Super Gunner

Astro Gunner

Even though it was exhausting wearing wings.

Bumble Gunner

The ever snuggly bed buddy always keeping me warm,

Bed Buddy

Trips to Iowa without you there will seem out of the norm.

Bright Eyes

While you adored swimming because of the action,


You truly loved chips with a passion.

Chips 'n' Gunnie

When the twins came along, you were no longer the star of the show,


But you always kept a watchful eye over the babies constantly on-the-go.


As a big bro your patience grew…


Times two.

Times Two

You never missed a nighttime wind down,

Story Time

Or the chance to be around our two little clowns.


We will miss you being the clean up crew

Clean Up

And your constant need to be in the middle of the hullabaloo.

Fun Bed

We will miss your sweet face in the front window,

Prince B

And how you were always around when we needed a hero.


When you suddenly were feeling blue, Prince B wanted to comfort you.


Seasons will change and life will move on but we’ll always carry you in our hearts like a lucky charm.

Last One

With your angel wings you’ll fly to a heavenly zoo…

But God your Auntie CBXB will miss the shit out of you.




Thanks for the six years that felt like a lifetime of fun.

Love you Gunsie.

Auntie Juicy


57 thoughts on “Goodbye Gunner

  1. KittNoir says:

    Oh honey so sorry sending hugs xo

  2. Patti Morris says:

    Awww, such a nice poem, no dry eyes here😢

  3. Dionysus Amber says:

    We never forget our special friends. They will always be in our hearts.

  4. Tracy says:

    Tears in my eyes as I read this, I know too well the loss of a dog. So sorry for your loss!

  5. I really don’t “like” the loss of Gunner but I do completely understand the heartbreak.
    You just know there is a sleep mask and a BIG bag of chips in doggy heaven with his name on them!
    Hugs to you and your family.

  6. Nancy says:

    Gunner was one awesome dog. He will be missed by all that loved him. So sorry to hear this! Hugs to all Gunner’s Family

  7. gilhooley52 says:

    I’m sorry to hear this.

  8. what a gorgeous boy he was but looks like you’ll never be able to forget him

    • Gunnie will most certainly not be forgotten. We shared the same favorite snack – chips and dip, so I will always think of him when grabbing a bag. He was such a sweet dog that did live a fun life. Sad when they go!

  9. Gary Lum says:

    Sorry for your loss 😦

  10. This makes me sad. So sorry to hear he passed. Only six years? It’s so hard when they leave us. I still think of mine.

    • Thanks my friend. It is still so sad. Although we know he had a happy, good life full of love it’s never easy. He went very unexpectedly and while he was just six, it seems like he should have been here until we were all 60. 🙂

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