Hello Everyone. I'm a long-time lurker and a very rare poster. Thank you to this board for being a resource for me through my Rosie's life.
My dear Rose passed very suddenly on Thursday afternoon while spinning and dancing in the backyard, greeting me as I came home from work. One second she was there, then next she was gone. I'm absolutely devasted but I'm so glad that she was with me for 8 years.
She raced in Iowa, then Florida, and then Alabama and flunked out likely because she didn't really understand that she was supposed to be following the bunny, not the other dogs. We were very lucky to have a greyhound playgroup about 45 minutes away where she showed that she really just loved running beside other dogs, not ever being first. She loved running though, was very quick in spite of her incredibly bouncy step. She was always very hoppy (straight up from standing still even) and on the rare occasions when she wanted to pull on the lead, she would hop up, thinking that that would work (physics was not her strongest subject).
Rosie was hilarious. She loved when people laughed and would join in with her smiley face, and she was good with a prank, her favourite being to hog-tie her Auntie with her leash on our morning walks (it was purposeful and she was laughing I swear). My mother nicknamed her The Princess and the name stuck because it was so appropriate. She was very spoiled and very loved and had a huge fan club in the neighbourhood and beyond. I could go on and on and on with all of the stories but she was a true joy in all her wonderful quirkiness and love.
I will miss her terribly, as will her extended family, her cat sister Ruby, her bestest Auntie Krista and her absolutely BFF Hope (border collie-husky-basset hound-beagle), and everyone else she came across. Run free my darling girl.