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My world was a better, happier, gentler, more loving, more generous

and more fulfilling place to be. I learned to keep the lights down

low, the tv turned down and to walk slowly, with my hands in my

pockets, to calm a super spook. I learned to slow down, period. I

learned just how fast a jumbo hedgie can be unstuffed, how many

squeakers come in a bag of replacement squeakers, that starlings can

be caught in mid flight and the softer the bed, the happier The Doggy.


I learned that some emotional scars can never be overcome, but they

can be softened with time, patience, love, understanding and a few

carefully placed cookies from time to time. I learned that the way to

a boy's heart truly is through his stomach. I learned that sleeping

teetering on the edge of the bed while a certain cowdoggy stretched to

unimaginable lengths is a learned bit of finesse. I learned that

perpendicular is the only word in the greyhound sleeping vernacular.


I learned that even the most petrified boy can make a difference in

the lives of many, many greyhounds across the country. Because of

Spottydog, the SPOT Fund (Special People Offering Treatment) was

created. It still lives to this day. It's my boy's legacy. My vet

is sending his contribution to this fund, in memory of my Spottydog.


I'll spare you the details of my decision to let my heart boy go.

Suffice to say, it was extremely evident he was ready. I probably

waited a day too long, but I was hoping for one last rebound. He

wasn't completely comfortable, but he didn't suffer. I never would

have allowed that.


My friend Gloria sent the kindest email to me last night. One line

read, "How these wonderful babies quietly sail into our hearts." And

sail into my heart he did, as quietly and as gently as he passed.

Spotty did gentle better than any boy I knew.


For the first time in almost a decade, I have no greyhound to love.

I'm stupefied at that thought. It won't stay that way for long. I

will honor all of my greyhounds' memories by adopting another soon.


Fly free and strong, brave and true, my little man. No one in the

world could have loved you the way I do.





Nancy &

The Lost Boys -

Harrison, Corby, Paulie, Fuse, Eli and

my newest angel, Spottydog - all playing at the Bridge



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What a lovely boy you were Spottydog. Farewell sweetie.


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I am so sorry for your loss. There will be a new star in the heavens tonight for Spottydog.

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That was a beautiful tribute for your Spottydog. I'm so sorry for your loss. Godspeed Spottydog! :gh_runner

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:bighug You know there are no words to express other than I know what you are feeling and you will be in my prayers. Run with the angels Spottydog, you have left quite a legacy.

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Nancy, there is such a deep heartache at the loss of special heart dog - may you find some comfort in the memories of your Spottydog. Your tribute was eloquent and shows how much this beautiful boy brought to your life. I am truly sorry for your loss. :grouphug


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Fiona - Aug 29, 2001 to May 5, 2014-----Bailey - March 22, 2001 to Jan 20, 2015

Zeke - June 1, 2004 - Jan 26, 2016----Callie - July 14, 2006 to July 27, 2019

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I probably

waited a day too long, but I was hoping for one last rebound.



I am so sorry for your loss! I know the pain of that decision as do so many others. I too feel I let my Kona stay a day too long hoping for the same as you. You have to try all your options. May your memories bring you comfort and help dry your tears.



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Spottydog was beautiful and I feel like I knew how special he was from your tribute. I am sorry. His forever home will always be in your heart. Treasure the memories. And when you are ready you will know and his honor and legacy will live in another grey who finds you. Prayers of peace, comfort and strength during this time.



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Devotion, Jingle Bells, Rocky, Hans, Harbor, Lennon, NoLa, Scooter, Naomi and Scout at the bridge

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