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Dog owners can't hold back tears when they read the sign at Silver Sands Beach

Loving tribute for dog left on beach dog-sad
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When Bruce the dog passed away, his owner was determined to pass on just a little of the love and joy he’d bought her during his life with this sweet tribute.

By Natasha James

Published on the 07/02/2021, 18:00

If you’ve ever lost a pet then you’ll know that it’s like losing a member of the family. You want their memory to live on and for the good things about them to be remembered.

This is exactly how Bruce’s humans felt when he passed. They were determined to do something to remember him by and so they came up with the most fitting tribute.

If you go down to the beach today...

If you happen to visit Silver Sands beach in Southern Australia, you’ll notice something unusual – a box of tennis balls free for anyone to take for a game of fetch on the beach with their dog.

And, if you look a little closer, you’ll see a picture of a gorgeous black dog named Bruce with a heart-warming note inviting owners to take a ball for their pup to play with (and to return it afterward so that other dogs can join in the fun).

An inspiring note

The note ends with a tear-jerking tribute:

“Remember to live each moment like your dog, with unconditional love, loyalty and happiness.”

This tribute is one of the sweetest and loveliest ways we’ve seen of remembering a pooch. 

We know that Bruce must have been such a good boy and we’re sure that he’s happily playing fetch somewhere over the rainbow bridge.