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It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this. Jams Yussel (known as Freddie, and later Harkunda) came to us, as he was having problems in his adoptive home. We thought that we could help with his problems, and they seemed to be getting worked out. Freddie (he didn't answer to that name, or Harkunda), and one day, I yelled out "Joe" which was his original owners name, and he was also known as Joe's Boy, and he turned and looked at me.

 

The original adopter decided she could not have him back in her home, and asked me to keep him, or try to place him. If I had had my way, we would have kept him as he had fit in quite well in our pack, with no signs of aggression.

 

We placed him with a couple that we know, who have 2 greyhounds. Not knowing that their dogs had been allowed to run out of the front door of their house a few times, because of carelessness.

 

Joe went to them, he was supposed to be with this gentleman's mother, who lives in their Granny Flat, and we said that if there was a problem, just call and we would come and bring him hiome, and keep him. He proved to be cat safe, and within an hour of being in her apartment, was sharing the couch with 2 of her cats. He was such a loving boy.

 

Later that evening, when getting the dogs ready for their evening walk, someone left a door open, and Joe ran off, they think looking for us. We did not find this out until the next day, when I called to make sure there had been no problems. They didn't even have the courage to call and tell us, or even call us when he first ran off.

 

He headed back towards our house, and got within 2 blocks of our home, but while crossing a busy 6 lane road, he was hit by a car. The driver did not even stop, and a pedestrian picked him up, carried him to the sidewalk, called the police and ambulance service. He was taken to the local emergency vet, but both of his front legs were shattered, and he just lay there, not even crying.

 

When it was determined that it would take major orthopedic surgery to fix his legs, they decided to put him to sleep.

 

I have been devastated, and can't stop crying. He was with us for such a short time, but he showed us what a loving, happy pup he could be.

 

I have arranged to have his ashes returned to me, and am hoping to be in Florida in late June, or early July, and would be honoured if the wife of his original owner you would allow me to bring his ashes home to her farm, and bury them with your other dogs.

 

I am so sorry, that this has happened, his life was so short, and after coming to Canada, he did not seem to have a happy life.

 

We were lucky to see the happy side of his personality, and honoured to have known him., Our other dogs, even though he was only here for a short time, seem to in a funk without him here.

 

Please forgive me for placing him in a home that he should not have gone to.

 

I have been in a turmoil as to who to contact first, and so far have talked to two friends of the owner's wife in the US, one in Florida, and one in Pennsylvanie about this tragedy, And they have advised me as to how to proceed. He was only with us for a short time, but he will never be forgotten, he was such a lovable boy.

 

The only thing I can think of now, is that he is running free with his sister, and his beloved Daddy Joe. They are together for eternity.

 

All our love, and sympathy go out to all who new him.

 

In the short time that Joe was with us, he went with us to welcome another pup to Canada, here they are together. He is the dark brindle putting up with her jumping on him.

 

GODSPEED SWEET BOY.

 

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Oh Adam, that is so sad. I can hardly believe it. He was such a sweet boy.

Joe was so gentle, even with the wild one jumping on him, he just tolerated it.

Here's a closer look at that sweet face.

 

Godspeed Joe

 

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Wishing you peace for your aching heart.

 

Godspeed, handsome Joe.

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Run Free Joe. We brough you from Florida with your sister Belle and you were the sweetest, loving greyhound. You were confined to a motel room and a cargo van with 6 girls and you never gave us an ounce of trouble. :weep:weep:weep

for you since I was called about your trip to The Rainbow Bridge where I know you are playing with Bijoux and Daddy Joe.

Run Free Joe, Run with the wind. You only had a short life but you will be missed and you were loved.

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OMG! That is way beyond heartbreaking! :(:brokenheart You did what you thought was based, based on the information you had at the time. Please be gentle with yourself. Joe/Jams knew he was loved, and is now forever safe and has joined the ranks of our beloved Angels. Many hugs to you and your family... :bighug

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I am so sorry. Godspeed Sweet Joe. :(:grouphug:f_red My sympathy and prayers.

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Oh Adam. Please take peace in knowing that Joe's last days on earth were filled with love and joy in your home. You told me how much he enjoyed the off leash you took him too and hanging with your pack. He loved his trip to greet Choo choo too. It is every adoption rep's worst nightmare to have an accident like this happen but take comfort in the fact that is by the grace of God alone that anyone of us on GT hasn't had a dog run out the front door. We do the best that we can, I know you did, and did so with a lot of love in that heart of yours.

 

forgive yourself, I know Joe already does. Thunder probably met him at the bridge and is right now taking him around to meet the gang! He's at peace, you need to give yourself some now.

 

 

GODSPEED, JOE, You were loved here. :f_white

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Oh my god Adam. He was just here a few days ago. I'm crying with you. Choo Choo's travelling pal... I am so so sorry.

 

This is Joe with Adam and his lovely wife...

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Joe is the pup in the back walking along the fence.

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Run free, sweet boy. It was my pleasure to meet you and scritch your velvety ears.

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Oh Adam. Please take peace in knowing that Joe's last days on earth were filled with love and joy in your home. You told me how much he enjoyed the off leash you took him too and hanging with your pack. He loved his trip to greet Choo choo too. It is every adoption rep's worst nightmare to have an accident like this happen but take comfort in the fact that is by the grace of God alone that anyone of us on GT hasn't had a dog run out the front door. We do the best that we can, I know you did, and did so with a lot of love in that heart of yours.

 

forgive yourself, I know Joe already does. Thunder probably met him at the bridge and is right now taking him around to meet the gang! He's at peace, you need to give yourself some now. GODSPEED, JOE, You were loved here. :f_white

 

 

 

I can't say it better than this. I'm so sad for Joe but I know he was happy for at least one week of his life. Thank you for that.

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I am crying with you and feeling your heartache. May God bless you and bring you peace. Joe knew that you loved him, and you placed him in a home, which is every grey's dream. He is running free now, without a leash, and you will be with him again.

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This is devastating news. :cry1 Please don't beat yourself up for doing what you thought was the best for this sweet boy. Joe was a lovely boy who I had the opportunity to meet and I know he is running free at the bridge watching down on you.

 

 

 

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