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My beloved boy, Big, is now at the bridge, he was 11 years old. I am almost inconsolable over it.


He was playing in our "big yard", a fenced 1/2 acre behind our house, with some of our friends' dogs when one of them bumped him. I heard a yelp and Big came over to me, limping slightly. When the limping didn't improve we had his vet come to see him (we use a vet with a mobile clinic, so they come to us). She said she thought he may have pulled a ligament in his knee and that we could either see a specialist or just let it more or less heal on its own. She indicated that the injury would form some kind of scar tissue inside and that he would probably always limp a little, but otherwise be okay.


Well, of course, the limp got worse, so we scheduled an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon initially thought Big may actually have a dislocated hip, because they weren't lining up the way they should, so he took x-rays. You all can probably guess what the results were. One hip bone looked beautiful, all white and perfectly formed. The other one, however, looked like cottage cheese. The doctor said it appeared that when the other dog bumped him, the hip joint actually was compressed against itself. The doctor didn't want to put him through the pain of a biopsy, he was certain it was bone cancer.


We said goodbye that afternoon.


I loved him so much and miss him so and I know he loved me too, but the grief is so overwhelming. If I wasn't already on Prozac I don't know if I could even be coping this "well".


Big was the third Greyhound in our immediate group of friends' hounds to die from cancer this summer. We had only had him for four years. He had been bounced twice before we got him.


Please keep him in your thoughts, he is never out of mine.


Thank you.

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Guest argolola

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and turn your tears to smiles as you remember your sweet boy. You gave him a wonderful gift of love and a forever family. Love never dies.

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Godspeed Big! :sad1

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Guest Greymom

I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Big. He is running painfree with all our other bridge angels. He was very loved, and you have wonderful memories. :f_white:grouphug

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I am so very sorry for your loss. :grouphugf_yellow

...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus
(Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out.
Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.
Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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I'm sorry he had to leave you.


Godspeed, Big.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Guest TilliesMom

I am so very sorry. Sending my heartfelt condolences as you grieve for Big. Praying that happy memories of Big will soon help to ease your pain.


With love,

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