Tulip Trigger’s Memorial


A girl with her Boston Terrier.
Candace and Tulip Trigger.

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.

Tulip Trigger’s Memorial

(11/31/07 – 07/29/2018)

By: Candace from Tucson, Arizona

Tulip Trigger walked into my life on June 29, 2009. I had adopted her through the Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue located in Phoenix, AZ. 

I had signed up for the “wish list” through ABTR, and I finally was blessed with a phone call to bring this wonderful little lady into my life. 

She had been given up because her owners were in their 80s and unable to take care of her anymore. 

Tulip was the perfect Boston Terrier for me.

When I had received the phone call about her, I remember Tulip’s foster mom saying, “I think she will be perfect for you because she is super feisty and super alpha, and I think that is exactly what you’re looking for.” 

Also, I had manifested two years before adopting her to adopt a BT that had half white, half black markings on their face, and that is exactly what Tulip looked like! I knew the minute I heard this, she was my soul mate. 

Her original name was Sassy (which fit her really well because she was a sassy little thing). Still, I had always wanted to name my BT Tulip and wanted to add Trigger because she was a sweet little flower with a feisty side. 

Meeting Tulip Trigger

The foster mom set up a meet and greet at a local park, and the minute I drove up, parked, and got out, we met eyes, and she ran right to me and jumped in my arms. 

It was truly love at first sight, and that love only grew throughout the years I had her. 

Tulip Trigger was my best friend.

Tulip was very special because she was my rock and my best friend through so many rough times in my life, but with me through a lot of good times in my life as well.

I don’t know how I would have made it through some of these times without Tulip Trigger. 

She helped me through a bad break up, losing my business, the loss of family and friends, my mom and dad’s health struggles, and just daily life stresses. 

Cute Boston Terrier
Tulip Trigger

Tulip Trigger was always there to help and comfort me.

Tulip was so kind, funny, loving, intellectual (the smartest dog ever), a blast to hang out with, and always had my back. 

There was never a time I didn’t feel protected or alone because of her. 

The way she looked at me was that I was the greatest person in the whole world, and I could just feel the love, the truest love I have ever felt. 

The big trip and diagnoses

In 2017, my family and I decided to travel in my parent’s RV. I was so blessed and lucky to have made this trip with Tulip Trigger by my side because before we had started traveling, she was diagnosed with CHF and was given 2 years to live.

I will always treasure every moment of this last trip with her and all the prior experiences I had with Tulip Trigger after adopting her. 

I still feel she is with me today.

I have been blessed to have so many signs and feelings of her presence after her passing. I still feel the bond I have with her. 

She was truly my soul mate, and now my angel. 

I always say because of her diagnosis of CHF, “she was a little lady with a big heart.” 

I promised her that after she had passed, I would be ok and make sure to take care of myself. 

I will never let her down or myself down either. I even wrote her a letter of all the promises I would keep to honor her and her life. 

Tulip Trigger, you will always be the love of my life and my guardian angel. 

I love you Tulip!


Here is the Boston Terrier Memorial page where you can read other Boston Terrier Memorials.


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.

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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