We Will Always Love Buddy

We are devastated to share that Buddy passed away on Saturday morning. It was his heart.

Our hearts are broken but we are also very grateful that he chose our family to spend 8 years plus 1 bonus month with!

Buddy was about 9 years old. (As a rescued doggie, it's hard to know his exact age) We will always love our boy and his legacy will continue to inspire others.

We made a promise to him and to you - spreading joy and helping animals. That mission will continue when we are ready.



This photo was taken only 4 weeks ago, on May 4th, by Kara Mergl, one of the brilliant photographers we have met during Buddy's life. She so graciously sent us many beautiful photos from the Tulip Festival.

It was a family day together that we will never forget. And we can all watch the tulip video and smile again and again. Buddy gave all of us that gift.

He gave us so much joy, so much love and so many gifts. 

We have several videos that we'll be sharing soon - and one last song he sang in our own backyard garden! We know you'll cry, but we all need to cry and then we need to smile again! (and then probably cry again)

You have all been there cheering him on since the very first video we shared! Your love and generosity through the years has brought us so much joy and meaning. We wish we could give you a hug right now as we are also going to feel your pain and grief as we come to terms with this part of Buddy's journey.

Please feel free to share your favorite memories of Buddy with us. We may not respond to emails or comments right away, but in time these will help us smile and feel love in our hearts.


In lieu of flowers we are asking you to plant a tulip bulb in Buddy's memory.

Every spring enjoy the beauty and think of our sweet boy singing and playing piano in the heavens, across the rainbow bridge.


Tulips have a meaning of deep love. Buddy was a very lovey guy! Tulips also have a spiritual meaning of rebirth. 

The best time to plant a tulip bulb is in the Fall and they will bloom each Spring.

We would love to see photos of your tulips next year so please share away, and know how much comfort your small act of kindness will bring to our family.


Buddy's Memorial Garden

We are planning to fix up a little garden area in our backyard - in Buddy's favorite spot! He would roll around in the dirt and find a cool spot to just hang and do dog things. He loved chewing on the sticks he'd find and helping us weed the garden beds!

Coincidentally there is 1 tulip in this area that blooms every year. If you would like us to plant a tulip bulb in his garden, we will be happy to! Buddy's tip cup page is available to use or feel free to mail us a tulip bulb.

Buddy Mercury

PO Box 207

Lake Grove NY 11755

We'll send you a video of the planting and blooming. We hope this garden memorial project will help our family as we grieve.


"Dogs are small rays of light caught on Earth for a short time to brighten our days." - Love Lives On


Lil Sis said goodbye to Buddy with us, and she's been so resilient and brave. She even asked if we can adopt another beagle. Sweetest girl! She asked for us to take this photo (above), and she also created this art for our fridge. She wanted us to share with you:



Our family will continue to send a monthly donation to shelters that help save animals! Your support really means the world. 

Buddy Mercury Online Shop


Thank you for giving us time and space. Love and care. Thoughts and prayers. 

Glen, Laurie and Lil Sis


An update from our family, click here:




  • Hello, my name is Catherine Burgos and I am from Chile, I just found out the sad news, what a shame it was to be one more follower of all your presentations, I would have loved to have met Buddy. May God bless that baby and bless you for taking care of him and loving him as he deserved.

    Catherine Burgos Carrasco
  • Oh my dear ones ,
    my heart is shattered and overflowing with love for Buddy and y’all. I had two Beagle brothers.
    There is nothing like the love of a pup. Especially a beagle pup. My heart is just broken for everyone. You Will Go On. But you’ll never forget Buddy. It’s only comes along once in a lifetime. Much love to everyone and prayers

    Cheryl Melanson
  • So sorry for your loss of precious Buddy. It is never easy to have them go. May his memory be a blessing to you all. His lovely singing and piano music brought joy to many of us. RIP sweet Buddy. 😭🐕🐾🌈😭

  • I’m just not seeing the news of Buddy’s passing. He was a very special dog that brought smiles to faces from all over the world. Not many dogs or animals have touched so many hearts. I know you are all grieving but hopefully you will only smile in time when thinking of Buddy and the joy he brought everyone. My deepest sympathy for your family.

    Mark White

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