Dog The Bounty Hunter

Duane “Dog” Chapman, better known as Dog The Bounty Hunter, just opened up in a new interview about how he is planning to celebrate his first Christmas without his wife Beth, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 51 following a battle with lung cancer.

Duane “Dog” Chapman Reveals His Christmas Plans

“For the holidays, probably half of us, including me, will be in Colorado, and then the other half is in Hawaii, and of course Leland [his son] is in Alabama,” Dog, 66, told Entertainment Tonight. “So this year, everybody’s all spread out.”

Dog went on to say that he is planning to keep Beth’s Christmas traditions alive while celebrating from his Colorado home.

“Beth was old style, old-fashioned. So, you know, that means the tree and the presents. All the stockings hung up… so I’m trying to keep that exact tradition,” he explained. “I’ve got it all decorated. All the stockings are hung. We always left — when the kids were young — cookies for Santa, and I think I’ll do that this year also.”

Dog added that he has found it comforting to decorate the tree with all the ornaments that he and Beth gathered through their twenty year relationship.

“Every little ball that’s on the tree, every ornament, you know, there’s 20 years plus of ornaments on that tree, so as I hung [them], I remembered where and when we bought each one,” he said. “Beth knew every single [Christmas song], and she made us all listen to Christmas songs like two weeks before Christmas. As we decorated the tree, she’d put on Christmas songs. Every night before we went to bed she’d put them on. So I think the girls are taking it the hardest without being able to sing with mom.”

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Beth’s Death Was The “Worst Thing” To Ever Happen To Dog

Though it has been a few months now, Dog still describes Beth’s death as the “worst thing” that he’s gone through in his life. ”

I’ve been to prison, I’ve been let out of prison. I’ve captured some of the worst sons of b*tches in the world, and nothing is worse than this,” he said. “It seems like yesterday. Six whole months already. And pretty soon it will be a year. It’s really hard when you start thinking about how long it’s been. I think that’s the worst of all, because I can’t believe it’s been six months.”

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While 2019 has been the most difficult year of his life, Dog is still looking forward to what 2020 will bring.

“I’m doing much better with my health. I’ve almost quit smoking. That patch is a miracle. It’s just amazing and I’m taking blood thinners for the blood clot in my lung and exercising. I always have worked out every day and I’m double that now,” he said. “So yeah, I need to live to get through my mission in life.”

Pray For Dog And His Family

Celebrating Christmas without Beth will undoubtedly be hard the entire Chapman family, but it’s important for Dog to remember that she would want him to be happy and enjoy the holidays with his family.

Please remember to keep Dog and the rest of the Chapman family in your thoughts and prayers during this holiday season!

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