March 17, 2000 ~ February 11, 2011
Butkus Hernandez was born on March 17, 2000 and was called by the Lord on February 11, 2011. I will never forget the day I picked up Butkus and took him home. My love for him was instant. From the beginning, he was full of joy, loved to run around in baseball fields and open parks. I remember always ignoring the “No Dogs” signs, as we would enter the fields. He loved everyone and was extremely gentle. I found myself struggling to keep him in his own yard and would find him wondering in the front yard taking his morning strolls. Sometimes I think he wondered how I would always catch him. Oftentimes, he would bring home the neighbors’ newspaper in the mornings after his stroll. I always joked that, “He just loved to read.” A few of his favorite past times were riding front seat in my vehicles. He would was such a great passenger and would shift his body with the way I was turning. I will never forget the drives we shared as we drove around town. He saw a great part of the United States and even sat in front of Elvis’s house. I miss him being around and most importantly, the paw imprint he left on my heart remains heavy and will never fade away. The memories are many and the tears never stop, Butkus was a Boxer that will forever be riding in my passenger seat or sneaking into the spare bedroom to sleep. We all love you and will never forget you “Nittles, Mr. Wiggles, Mommas Baby, Chad, Old Man “and the other names that Uncle Mike decided to give you. His final resting place was with my brother Michael and his finance, Monica in San Antonio, TX. He is survived by his mom Sheena, dad TJ, Uncle Mike, Uncle Justin, Aunt Monica, Boston, Chico, cousin Pina, Grandma Janie, Grandpa Joe, Grandpa Todd and great grandparents.
I ONLY WANTED YOU
They say memories are golden well maybe that is true I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. A million times I needed you, a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I’d walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX