Punch

We were honored to have Punch in our family for just short of 14 years. He was a wonderful boy. He left us in the manner which he led his life, on his own terms and with dignity. He gave his love unselfishly and touched everyone who met him. Thank you, Punch, for sharing your life with us. You will never be forgotten.

  • March 10, 2018
    P-Punch U-U N-Never C-Complained H-(Hugs)
  • March 10, 2018
    Such a majestic dog. Always acting with grace and dignity. Dogs are God’s favorite animal- He gave them His name, just spelled it backwards. Punch is now in heaven waiting to be reunited with you.
  • March 10, 2018
    What a beautiful handsome boy he was ! Sorry for your loss , it's never easy to lose our beloved dogs they are forever in our hearts 💕
  • March 10, 2018
    Bill and Jim, What a beautiful tribute to Punch. I can’t believe it was 12 years ago that Gus and I ran through Boston Common to catch up with the man walking the beautiful black standard poodle! I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet, kind, gentle boy. I know you will cherish the countless happy memories.
  • March 10, 2018
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  • March 10, 2018
    Punch was a wonderful neighbor! I remember that when Bill and Jim moved to Village Walk, many of us didn't know their names, but we all knew "those beautiful, elegant poodles". That was before we even met him, but once we did, we knew he was a lot more than a "pretty face". We are so sorry to see him go. He certainly had a wonderful life in a loving, caring family.
  • March 10, 2018
    We are so sorry for your loss. Saying farewell is one if life’s hardest trials. But know that he loved you just as much as you loved him.
  • March 10, 2018
    So sorry to hear about my friend Pumch passing. Remember meeting when he was just a puppy giving Me sloppy wet kisses and the most Radiant smile ever! Enjoyed our walks in the commons.....with his Majestic aura and he did turn heads! His loss is just plain awful, no matter The circumstances. Just cannot believe it was 14 years Ago meeting this special friend! Such a good brother too! Love you Punch!
  • March 10, 2018
    So sorry for Punch’s passing. Melanie always shared photos. A smile every time. Sincerely, Steve Glick
  • March 10, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved poodle, Punch. I am so grateful to have met punch and poppy with you and Jim. Meeting punch and poppy was what convinced me to find Scarlett, who was one of the best things that has ever come into my life. I’ll never forget how once I found her breeder, you researched her line and determined that she and your poodles had similar common ancestors, they were cousins of sorts. I remember from the first day I met Punch, I was mesmerized by him. He was an incredibly stately, regal standard poodle with so much personality and vigor. I was so impressed seeing him last summer at stoddards neck and seeing what good shape he was in. Punch was the unofficial mascot of the ritz Carlton, tall, regal, head held high and always ready for treats at the concierge desk! I remember sometimes he would have a little drool at the side of his mouth as we approached the desk in anticipation of this great ritual. I also remember how punch and poppy loved to play in the elevator. Scarlett was once mistaken for punch and poppy one day but a neighbor remarked how it was strange that she was “so quiet” as usually the black poodles in the building are always playing. Naturally, such regal creatures felt right at home at the ritz, the only place fit for a royal poodle such as punch! These beloved creatures enrich our lives and give us so much love and joy. They are the embodiment of happiness and unconditional love and affection. It is terribly unfortunate that they are with us for such a short time. My deepest condolences to you and Jim for your loss. You gave punch a wonderful life and I will always remember him with poppy and Scarlett running in the Boston common. Poppy always had a tendency for running around the net of the tennis court and not wanting to come in, similar to the steak of stubbornness that characterized Scarlett. Punch was always the one who could make him come right home, proving once again that animals teach each other so much more than we ever can. I remember the loss of Scarlett like it was yesterday and I know that you and Jim and poppy are facing tremendous grief in the loss of Punch. It helped me to think back on the many wonderful memories I had of her and to feel like she continues to live and be with me through these memories. I still think about her every day and sometimes I can still see her running in my yard and walking with me through the streets of Boston. I remember when I was adopting Scarlett and planning the trip to adopt her you told me about how you had punch flown in from a prominent breeder in Las Vegas who specialized in large poodles. I can imagine the excitement you and jim had when you first saw him. I remember similarly picking up Scarlett and bringing her to Boston and will always remember the first meeting she had with punch and poppy that Sunday in the Boston common. Punch and poppy took her right into their pack and from that day forward, if anyone ever approached Scarlett and they were close by, they were always their to protect her, like two older brothers protecting their little sister and treating her like a princess. She would bite them, jump on them and chase them and they loved every minute of it. They taught her how to play like a big poodle and they taught her how to jump, run and chase a tennis ball. I remember watching her as a puppy practice jumping straight up in the air and falling straight down each time after watching punch and poppy make the same move with effortless finesse and skill. Even though at 8 weeks old, she only weighted 13 pounds, a far cry from punch’s weight and stature, punch and poppy instantly recognized that she was one of them, which is one of the things that most fascinates me about these regal creatures. From that day forward, every time I asked her if she wanted to go see her “cousins”, she would dance and bark until I produced punch and poppy. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved poodle, Punch. I feel so blessed to have known him and poppy and Scarlett and now Sammy. I know that Poppy is in heaven with Scarlett today and I can see them having a beautiful reunion and reminiscing on their days growing up in the Boston common. I hope that when you and Jim and poppy are ready, you will find a new poodle puppy that poppy can take under his wing, just like punch did With great love and condolences Emily
  • March 11, 2018
    I’m deeply sorry I know how u feel guys I lost Lola a month ago I will miss him when i visit you 😭
  • March 11, 2018
    Dear Bill and Jim, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Punch. I know how deeply your hearts hurt. Your both in my thoughts.
  • March 11, 2018
    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Bill and Jim. It was only a few months ago that we lost our beautiful Aussie, Jake, so we know how you must feel. We will see him again someday as you will see Punch only we will all be able to run and play with abandon.
  • March 11, 2018
    My sincere sympathy to you and Jim over the loss of Punch.
  • March 11, 2018
    Ken and I were so very sad to hear about the loss of your beautiful, handsome Punch. There are very few words I can think of to say to ease your broken hearts. We said a prayer and lit a candle in church this morning for you all . Deepest sympathy, Maryann
  • March 11, 2018
    Our deepest condolences for the loss of Punch.
  • March 12, 2018
    Guys we are so sorry to hear this news. It is so hard to go through this. Love, Ron and Mike
  • March 12, 2018
    I remember Punch as being a beautiful, inquisitive, kind and intelligent being who loved his pack. Our deepest condolences guys. They take a little piece of our hearts when they leave us😔. Love, Gretchen and Alex Treves
  • March 12, 2018
    His beauty would stop cars on a busy road, and in his youth, he was the fastest dog on Boston Common!
  • March 12, 2018
    I remember walking by and seeing these two standered poodles outside and I became friends with Punch and Poppy right off there so very sweet and I love them. Sorry for your loss of Punch Bill and Jim thinking about you during this difficult time..
  • March 12, 2018
    Dear Bill, Your friends Melanie and Steve Glick of Salem MA, gave a very generous donation in Punch’s honor and memory to Poodle Rescue Connecticut, Inc. This donation will be used to help Poodles in need here in rescue. Daryl Masone President
  • March 14, 2018
    Dear Bill and Jim, we were saddened by your sad news and hope his passing was an easy one. Our Max loved to meet up and play with your two Boys who were gentle with our little 10 week old little Poodle. We hope for your own recovery from this difficult loss.

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