Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Goodbye to our Cousin Panzer

Hey everypup, Sherman here. Today is a very special post, so special I'm having my Dad type for me. Today we're paying tribute to our cousin Panzer, one super cool dude who went to the bridge this past weekend. But instead of being sad, let's celebrate a great 12 and a half years with my Grandma Kay and Grandpap Don (and Dad, Uncle DJ...he was special to lots of humans). Mom says most Rott-wy-lers don't get to train their people for that long so he was extra lucky. Even though he was older than me (maybe), we were a lot alike. Mainly both big, black and TUFF. He was great though, he always let ME be the boss when I would go visit or stay...I think he was scared of me. Maybe it was just respect!

Here we are being TUFF together (note the resemblance and how we're almost the same size):

This is when he was just little...his nickname was Panzer Bear or P-Bear for short because he looked like a little bear cub (boy is my dad young and skinny):

Anyway I know Mom, Dad and his pawrents are really sad and will miss him lots. I will too.

I hope where ever you are has lots of trees to pee on and cool green grass to lay in, buddy!


Maggie & Mitch said...

We're so very sorry to hear about your buddy, Panzer! What a beautiful boy he was! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

BenTheRotti said...

Hi Sherman,

I know we are not meant to be sad but who couldn't have a tear in the eye at such a wonderful tribute. A truly beautiful dog, who clearly stole a lot of hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who loved (and will continue to love) him.
God speed to the bridge Panzer.

Love and hugs,

Ben xxxxx

Sophie Brador said...

So long Panzer! Sounds like you had a great life.


Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...what a cute boy he was! I know all are friends are waiting to hang out with Panzer...he will have a blast!

Give extra lovin' to your Dad...he needs it now!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

We are sorry you lost your friend, but it is great to celebrate his life. HE must have been cool if he had the same name as a TANK!! We are sure he is loving where he is now!

2shibas said...

He was such a beautiful boy. Our hearts go out to your whole family.

Love & licks,
Wiley & Fievel

Peanut said...

Oh we are sorry to hear about Panzer. We know he has lots of trees and grass where he is now.

Lorenza said...

You did a great tribute to Panzer. Sure he was a handsome boy.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Kisses and hugs

The Brat Pack said...

We're so sorry about Panzer, but super duper happy he was able to be around so long. He sure was handsome.


Auntie Kristen said...

Auntie Kristen wishes she would have gotten to meet Panzer. She would have let him lick her face... but just a little!

Amber-Mae said...

So sorry to hear about Panzer. He sure was a handsome Rotti! I bet you both were really like best buddies. RIP Panzer boy!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

So sorry to hear about your cousin Panzer, he's a cute doggie.
I'm sure he's in doggie heaven with some of our friends.

~ Girl girl

Mack said...

Panzer was one handsome Rottie! We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Mom's Rottie, Bella, lived to be only 8. She still misses her a lot.


FleasGang said...

P-Bear was a very handsome doggie. Thanks for sharing a little about him to us.

The Fleas

Asta said...

I suwe hope Panzew is wunning without pain and isyoung again in the fwesh gwass...he made his hoomans and fuwwfwiends so happy fow so many yeaws,I'm suwe he's having a gweat time ovew the bwidge..
I 'm sad fow his family and pway that the pain goes away...they wewe lucky to shawe so many yeaws with such a bootiful boy
love and smoochie kisses

Moco said...

It sounds as if he had a great life. All pups should be as lucky as he.

Petra said...

Aw...Panzer looked like he would have been a great friend. I'm sorry you had to say good to him, but I'm happy for the memories you have.

Lacy said...

woofies and burfs,, soo sorrwy bout the loss of Panzer..he wuz a special free Panzer, angel lacylulu said she wood hunt him down and play sum bitey face and chase wiff him..her iz not skeered of big doggys anymore...

b safe,
bear and
angel lacylulu ;)

Simba said...

That is a lovely tribute to your cousin. Its nice that you can remember the happy times.

Simba xx

The Army of Four said...

Panzer looked and sounded like QUITE the cool guy! Great name, too. We salute him! And we're so very sorry for your loss.
Tail wags,

Gus and Louie said...

We are so sad that Panzer has gone over the rainbow bridge.. We are sure that you all have many wonderful memories of Panzer..
Mom and Dad had a Rottie before they got me. He was around when the kids were small. He would never let any strangers get near the kids or let them stray anywhere from the yard..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

scierzan said...

What a handsome Rottie! And your family got to enjoy such a long time with him...

Hugs to you all...


One of the pack said...

Cousin Panzer looks like he loved large and was loved large. Nothing better in the world! Sherman, you gave a very nice tribute. We're glad you are on the mend. Give Mom and Dad extra love! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Forget Sit and Stay Gang

Sparky said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Panzer! It looks like he was a great friend. I'm glad he was able to live happily for so long!

That was such a wonderful tribute. Panzer must have been a wonderful dog.


Kapp pack said...

RIP Panzer!

Sad woos, Kelsey Ann

Bella the Boxer said...

That is a very nice tribute to Panzer, I'm sure he would give you many licks to say "thanks." We're thinking about him.

xoxo - Bella

Blink_Pets' Bakery.. said...

wow~this is really a nice blog!!^@^

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

That was a great tribute! I hope he is nothing but happy over the rainbow!!!!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

happy said...

That's a lovely tribute. Rest in peace, Panzer.

umekotyan said...

Good evening
Please value memories with Panzer.

from loved ume tyan

Stanley said...


P-Bear looks like one hell of a dog, and I'm glad you guys got the chance to know each other and be buds. I'm sure he knows that you, Penny, Lola, and all his hoomans loved him madly!

Know that we here in GooberStan are thinking of you guys there while you get used to the idea of Panzer being gone.

Run like the wind, Panzer Boy!

Goober love & smooches,

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Sherman your tribute to your Cousin Panzer Bear was pawsome. Yeah it's really sad to lose a love one but 12-years is great fur big strong doggies. He was way handsome yet gentle looking... good job.

So we caught up on what all we've missed and sure hope your back to your chipper self but if you have to wear the shade again, have your mommy decorate it k?

It's almost Penny's special day woohoo! Lola be extra nice k?

Love Licks friendzees

Penny & Poppy said...

We are very sorry about Panzer! He was well loved and it sounds like he lived a great and long life. He's running free at the bridge, now, with lots of our other buddies!

Poppy & Penny

Momo & Pinot said...

Sherman, Penny and Lola!

We're so sorry to hear about your loss but we think this is a great tribute! We're sure Panzer is happy over the bridge!

Momo & Pint

Two Wild and Crazy Guyz said...

We think it was so nice that you chose to celebrate Panzer's life rather than mourn his death! What a wonderful tribute!
Ozzie & Rocky

Cassidy said...

Sorry to hear about cousin Panzer, thinking of you all.

Cassidy x

Kathryn and Ari said...

Panzer sounds like a great guy. I'm so glad you were able to share in his life. Thanks for introducing Panzer and his wonderful spirit to us.

BWTH Dog House said...

RIP Panzer, am sure Panzer is having great life over the bridge.

Jackson said...

So sorry to hear about your Cousin Panzer. It sounds as though he had a great life. J x


Hi Sherman,
That was a lovely tribute to your cousin Panzer. Its a very sad thing to lose a dog but nice that they can be remembered for so many happy memories they gave us.
Jazz and Dixie

Cubby said...

What a nice tribute for a very handsome boy!

wally said...

Hi Sherman,

That is a a sweet tribute to your cousin Panzer. He's a sweetie and it sounds like those are some lucky peeps to get know such a cool dude! I will raise a chicken back to him!


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

So sorry to hear about Panzer :-( May he be running free now.

Happy Barkday Penny - hope you have a totally pawsome day buddy :-)


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

So sorry about Panzer. Sorry about Sherman, too! Poor thing looks like a patchwork doll.


Hi Penny,
Just wanted to stop by again this time to wish you a happy birthday for today as we probably wont get a chance to get back on line this week. Hope you have a great day and get some yummy treats for your birthday.
Jazz and Dixie

The Thuglets said...

We are so sorry to learn about your cousin Panzer. What a handsoem chap he was.

Lots of positive thoughts to his family.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Aniemother said...

We're very sorry to hear about the loss of your buddy, but he sure had a good and long life!

We also want to wish Penny the hoppiest birthday she's ever had! Hope you get treats and cuddles and pressies!

the WriggleButts

4xBs said...

awww, that was a nice post you wrote about Panzer. we are sorry that you have lost such a good friend. it sounds like he had a wonderful life and was loved a lot.

sad woofs.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hey there barkday girl havin fun? Purdy Penny we know your celebrating and having a pawsome day! we look forward to seeing all the pics!

Love Licks and waggin TX tails barking loud jus fur you girlfriend XO

CoCo said...

I'm so sad to hear of such sad news. I'm sorry! Panzer was a beautiful Rottie! My thoughts are with you guys!


Girasol said...

So sorry to about your cousin Panzer.

Feliz CumpleaƱos / Happy Birthday Penny!!!

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