On December 13, 2005, the Bunker lost two-thirds of its security patrol when Gretel and Belle died. Due to prolonged heart disease for Gretel, and advanced tumors and arthritis for Belle, we chose to euthanize both dogs, who’d been raised together since their early puppy days.
The Bunker is far more quiet now, but nearly fifteen years of memories will never be lost. Murphy, the sole surviving security dog, remains very somber but vigilant.
Belle and Gretel are now playing and running in a world without pain. We miss you both.