Ripley’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. 

Ripley's Boston Terrier Meorial

Ripley’s Memorial

Our Ripley was my lifeline after the death of my mother in 2004. He was my purpose, my buddy, my lovebug. He kept me sane and made me smile. Over the years, as my children grew up and moved on, he kept me busy, laughing and feeling loved. 

Ripley was an excellent traveler, and went on many road trips up and down the east coast over the years. He loved a new Rest Area and all the sniffs that were found there!

Ripley enjoyed his special excursions too, little trips to walk and explore new places near our home, especially if a lake or stream was involved!

He loved a ball! Big or small, hard or soft! He would exhaust himself playing with a ball. Ripley had the same yellow ball for 6 years. He would squish it  and carry it around in his mouth for hours!

Ripley loved to cuddle and was always at mine or my husband’s side, day and night. I quilt and he always kept me company in my sewing room. I’m having a hard time being at my machine, and not seeing my sweet little buddy lying near by. 

One of the funniest things about Ripple (as my boys always called him) was how surprised he was by his own farts! The smell could clear the room, but you’d laugh the whole time by how startled he was each and every time he ripped one!!

Rest In Peace my sweet, sweet boy. 

I love you always. 



Ripley was born on May 6th, 2005, and passed away due to dementia and advanced spine deterioration on May 28th, 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.

Create your own memorial to celebrate the life of your Boston Terrier.

The resources for grief page includes three helpful videos as well as links to great articles outside of this website covering pet loss.

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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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