Dae Dae’s Boston Terrier Memorial

Losing a Boston Terrier is like losing a member of the family. The sorrow you feel is a natural process of grieving. 

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Dae Dae

Lady Dae’s Memorial

Lady Dae “Dae Dae” woke every morning with a smile on her face and a to-do list.  She thought I was her assistant, hired to assist her in accomplishing her busy schedule. Chase lizards, play fetch, tug of war, go on at least 2 long excursions, either on foot or in the car, meet at least one new friend on a walk, socialize with a few old friends, etc.

She was never much for cuddles. She showed her affection by kissing and bringing me toys. If I was sitting on the sofa, she’d insist on me playing with her before she’d finally settle down next to me with a chew toy. 

If I tried to pat her while she was next to me, she’d insist on another round of play. I used to joke that her motto was, “I’ll cuddle when I’m dead.”  Thinking about that joke initially made me sad after she passed but now it makes me laugh.

Dae Dae

She passed away at 14 1/2. At 13 1/2 she was still going strong-curious, playful, active. In hindsight, I realized she had slowed down a little in the prior years but it wasn’t much! 

She survived cancer a few years ago and was diagnosed with kidney disease at 12. She was kicking the kidney disease’s butt! Unfortunately, the heart issue came on quickly.  

She was diagnosed at 11:00 am with congestive heart failure. I had to rush her to the vet that night at 2:30. She was gone by 3:00 am.

She was the best companion.  Never allowed me to get too much in my head. She kept me in the moment.  

Stay busy, until we meet again, buggy.



Dae Dae was born on December 7th, 2006, and passed away due to heart failure on May 7th, 2021.

The Loss Of A Boston Terrier

Losing a Boston Terrier is like losing a member of the family. The sorrow you feel is a natural process of grieving.

This space has been created as a safe place for Boston owners to share stories about their Boston and memorialize them since going to doggy heaven.

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Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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