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Buck just entered our program on Saturday.


He had been with his family since he was a puppy. He had SA & the families new schedule was not working for Buck. Their son had adopted one of our Greyhounds, so they asked us if we could find him a new home. They really agonized about giving him up - we have been discussing it for a couple of weeks. They told me the best thing for Buck would be to have a home with another dog.


I picked him up Saturday morning & took him to his foster home. He loved the families Greyhound & seemed to settle in quickly.


Last night the foster called & said Buck wasn't eating. I suggested boiled chicken & rice which they tried. This afternoon they called to say he was straining to potty & was vomiting. His abdomen was very tender.


They took him to our vet who guessed it was a blockage. Xray didn't indicate anything. We opted to open him up to see if we could find the problem.


Our vet called me tonight and said his abdomen was full of cancer. We could have woken him up, but he didn't expect him to last 24 hours. We let him go.


I had to call the foster - this was their first - and tell them Buck was gone. I also called the family we got him from to tell them what happened. All were heartbroken. His family offered to pay all the expenses (which was not why I called.)


When I got him Saturday he gave me lots of kisses. That will have to be enough.


Goodbye Buck! I wish we could have done more for you.


Jennifer Watkins

Shamrock Greyhound Placement

Louisville, KY


Jennifer Watkins

Shamrock Greyhound Placement, Louisville, KY

Greyhound Festival of the Bluegrass -July 19-21, 2013

Holiday Inn/Hurstbourne, Louisville KY

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f_yellow:grouphug I'm so sorry for everyone in Buck's life. He was a beautiful boy. Whippets have a special place in my heart.


Godspeed, Buck.....

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

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I am so sorry about the loss of this beautiful baby.

From Wisconsin -- It's Nancy, Bob, Carla, June Bug and our newby Skorch.... along with Buffy. She's the little hound that meows.

With loving memorials to K.C., Barko and Major Turn -- all playing at the bridge.

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