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Hi everyone. Some here may remember me and that is why I decided to re register my original name. I am Mary Lou from Rhode Island, and until recently, was the proud mom to three lovely greys, Ranger, Wags and Hollie. Since returning to work full time, I don't have as much time for myself as I used to, and missed my friends here. A recent event in our lives made me come back.

 

On November 5, Ranger, our very first greyhound love, fell in our kitchen. At first, I thought that he had a sprain. He was almost 8 years old, and had arthritis from a bad break in his racing days. Having just been seen for his routine stuff by our vet, I didn't worry too much, but kept up his Arthramaxx and added Rimadyl for pain. Over the course of 6 weeks, he didn't improve, so back to Dr. Bazar we went. You can imagine my fear when he was weighed and Dr. B. said, "Tell me that this dog is NOT eating.". He had lost 9 pounds in 5 weeks. Scary thing, he was eating normally. The sprain turned out to be osteosarcoma. A trip to the specialist showed that the tumor in his leg was very large and had metastasized to his lungs. There was no hope. While we hoped to make it through Christmas with Ranger still with us, this proved impossible when Phentanyl, Rimadyl, Tramadol and Dilauded failed to even touch his pain. At 2 am on December 15, we made the decision that we needed to end this horror for our beloved pet, and at 10 am, Ranger crossed the bridge.

 

Ranger was the chip that got us hooked, we will always miss him. Rest well my prince, RJ Eze Ranger.

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I'm so sorry. :cry1

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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MaryLou,

 

Welcome back, and please know I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my SugarBear to osteo at the age of 14.5, and my son lost his beloved Shimmer, also just about 8 years old, just as you described. You are in the right place, for so many of us know exactly how you are feeling now, even though the feelings and pain are so personal. :bighug

 

Prayers to you and yours.

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I'm so sorry about Ranger's passing. I wish I could welcome you back on better terms. Please know you have lots of people here that are thinking about you.

Paula & her pups--Paneer (WW Outlook Ladd), Kira & Rhett (the whippets)
Forever in my heart...Tinsel (Born's Bounder - 11/9/90-12/18/01), Piper, Chevy, Keno, Zuma, Little One, Phaelin & Winnie
Greyhound Adoption Center ~ So Cal rep for Whippet Rescue And Placement

For beautiful beaded collars, check out my Facebook page: The Swanky Hound

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