Losing a partner is difficult. Losing a pup is difficult, too. Losing both, on the other hand?
Well, that’s what Officer Troy Caisey of the Boston Police went through when he had to say goodbye to his K9 partner, Bronson, a truly faithful colleague and friend to him through the eight years they served together on the force.
Caisey raised the pup from the age of 12 weeks old up until the time he passed away at the age of nine. The pup moved on to the Rainbow Bridge after a sudden illness struck him at home. In a heartwarming written statement to this pup, Caisey wrote a heartfelt and touching tribute. A part of that tribute is included below.
“Bronson was what I love to see in a Police Dog — high energy level, always ready to work, confident, good temperament and a bit of a punk. He rode along side of me for countless shifts patrolling the City of Boston and I always knew that he was ready for anything we encountered.
On what would end up being our final night together, when I knew he was slipping away and he wouldn’t last much longer, I spent time with him sitting in my yard with his head in my lap — just talking to him.
I can’t possibly explain all that he meant to me or how much he will be missed. So as you go about your busy day and your dog is staring at you for a little attention or play time — take a few minutes for them. All they want to do is please you and spend a little time with you.
They won’t be here for long.”
Rest in peace, Bronson. You’ve been the best boy. Please like and share this to honor the pup’s memory.
Images Credit: Boston Police Department