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Trouper came into our lives when he was two and a half years old,

but already was a patient gentleman.

He slowly adjusted to home life, staying hidden in his crate the first month,

and taking several months to get over his SA.

Gradually he became more talkative, whining and barking to communicate,

he wasn't a typical grey.

He would eventually come up to us for neck scritches, and learned to love the ear rubs.

It was a year before he gave us his first "grunties."

He was social, but preferred to sleep alone, even though we coaxed him onto the bed with us every night.

While he loved lure coursing for fun, he was mostly small animal and cat-tolerant,

although the day he met the JRT puppy, we could tell from his drool that even our friendly boy had his limits.

He loved to meet other dogs, but would be the "play police" at the dog park if they got too rowdy.

His favorite game to play with us was "spin and bark" or "hide & seek/chase."

Playing alone, he loved squeaky toys and would toss them up in the air to pounce on when they land.

He was a handsome hound, classicly shaped, lean body with a long muzzle.

He was black brindle with very contrasting tan stripes, which formed a "v-shaped" chevron down his back.

While he was a big, happy goof he would open up when he free-ran,

and would never tuck his butt and do zoomies, even after baths.

Everyone he met was his friend, but he never gave kisses unless you had peanut butter on your hand.

Trouper was a loved member of our family.

Trouper is sadly missed. :cry1



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I'm so sorry for your loss of Trouper.. :sad1


Godspeed, sweet boy :f_red

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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What a special tribute for a special hound. And a handsome one -- I saw his pictures on greyhound-data.


Batman who left us recently was a Trouper Zeke son. He played with his toys the same way and never gave kisses either. Oh those dignified brindle boys ....... :wub:


I'm sorry your boy is gone.

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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I enjoyed your tribute to your wonderful Trouper. They touch our souls and steal our hearts. I'm so glad you found our site and know we are all on here at one time or another for support. As I always say they are only a rainbow away... :f_red:f_red

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Thank you for sharing your boy's story.

He sounds like he was a great friend.

Your tribute is lovely; I had forgotten all about that poem....I used to love it.


My deepest sympathy for your loss.

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I am so very sorry. :(:grouphug:f_red


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