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What a beautiful Angel Girl. I am so sorry for your loss. :( Run fast and free Sweetheart...You are missed and loved by all of us. :grouphug:f_pink:f_whitef_yellow


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:f_red Thank you for allowing me to know Derby, if only through your words, and I cry with you. What a precious girl.


You gave her a blessed life she would have never known, and for that, you will be blessed when you are able to see her again.


Run happy Derby. Find Mattie and give her a kiss for me everyday until I get there.

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Jeanne,I so wish precious Derby had more healthy time with you here. :grouphug What a very special and beautiful sweetheart! :heart

Sending my deepest condolences to you Jeanne. :grouphug:grouphug


Run and play free sweet Derby angel ~ :f_pink:gh_child:f_pink:candle

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With a heavy heart and copious tears, I held Derby in my lap as she passed peacefully last night, freed from OSA and the intractable pain in her leg. Gone in just 6 short weeks. :( Your prayers and light helped us immensely, and for that I am forever grateful to GT’rs. :grouphug


Such a special girl deserves to be remembered. :beatheart:heart:beatheart:heart




Derby asked for so little, and gave so very much. She was a two-time bounce, first losing her elderly Daddy of 7 years to cancer and being loyal and faithful to him throughout many months of intense illness. She was then given to a neighbor family who kept her in the backyard, only allowing her inside in the late evening to sleep. When their kids became teens that were too busy for a pet, the adoption group was called to pick her up. I’ll never forget walking up to that house on a busy street (4 lanes of traffic) in Long Beach and seeing the front door open and Derby walking out unleashed. My heart was in my throat! After croaking out “Can we go inside to talk?” I discovered that Derby had been trained to be off leash for years, and had never run into the street on any of her outings to the local parks. Angels must have been working overtime for this precious girl! Derbs, who was 9 by then, was only my foster for a week before she claimed her spot in my heart, and made friends with my other two hounds and the stinkin’ cats, as surely she would call them. It took her probably two months to really know that she had a permanent place inside my home. It just broke my heart to send her out to potty, and then find that she’d laid down in the grass/dirt where she planned to spend the rest of her day. My heart leaped for joy the first time (and every time thereafter) she came back to the door, asking to come back in with her big grin and happy tail. She helped to heal Wells’ grief over losing his companion Sandee, and had such a calming presence. She was always my #1 choice for visits to my office and truly had a magical touch with my difficult clients. She later worked with me at the skilled nursing facility where she quickly grew a fan club. It was especially hard for me today to share the sad news with her elderly friends. Derby never barked, except for woofies in her sleep, but had a huge vocabulary of whines and nose pokes that alerted me to her needs for timely meals, walks and tummy rubs. Her goofy side of helicopter tails and playbows were reserved for a select few only. Derby lived for cookies, laying in fresh glass, car rides and walks. She was a nearly perfect greyhound, winning over many hearts at show & tells and presenting the “perfect dog” persona at home visits of anxious would-be adopters. Our last day together will stay with me always… sharing hours outside on the grass with her napping in my arms. She leaves a big hole in my heart and a very noticeable absence in my home. I know she was met at the Bridge by her loving Daddy and a happy Wells, and will someday greet me. Until then, she’ll have lots of room for snuggles in my heart space. I love you and miss you babygirl… go run in the endless grassy fields and find the Burpdog biscuit tree. :beatheart

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I'm so very sorry. You loved her with a whole heart, as such a wonderful girl deserved.


Godspeed, sweetheart. I can picture you lounging under the Burpdog biscuit tree, playing in the sunny grass, and finding a nice indoors spot, too.

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 am so sorry. What a beautiful angel she is. Run with the win Derby. :candle:gh_run

Greyhound angels at the bridge- Casey, Charlie, Maggie, Molly, Renie, Lucy & Teddy. Beagle angels Peanut and Charlie. And to all the 4 legged Bridge souls who have touched my heart, thank you. When a greyhound looks into you eyes it seems they touch your very soul.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more then he loves himself". Josh Billings


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I am so very sorry for your loss of Derby. She was a very special girl and she will be terribly missed by you. What a loving beautiful tribute to a wonderful greyhound. I know Derby is smiling upon you from the Rainbow Bridge and thanking you for all you did for her. I hope your tears of sorrow will soon be replaced with tears of happiness when the precious memories of Derby come to flooding back to you. Derby will ALWAYS be with you in spirit. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


Godspeed Derby.







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