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See You At The Bridge Sweet Della


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Della was our first greyhound. We almost never had a greyhound. We knew we wanted one but we had a rottweiler and we only felt he should be part of the selection committee. We went to the kennel and the first one they brought out, Murphy went ballistic. We thought he would never accept a greyhound and as we were leaving, Silvana said, "Wait....we just got one off the track yesterday." She brought Della out. Murphy walked over to her, sniffed, and laid down at Della's feet. The rest is history.


Della was a ray of sunshine. Every meal she would race around the coffee table until she was fed. She could roach any where, any time. Loved water and would pull just to get to the edge and cool her tummy. Oh, she ran clockwise. I guess that's why she had a short racing career. She ran three times. Fell once, sat down once and one time got half way around the track....stopped, and ran backwards. I guess she knew there was something better out there for her.


When we had company she would go into "play" mode, run around the living room and launch herself onto the loveseat and slide it about three feet. We had to put rubber feet under it so she wouldn't crash into the wall.


Her heart was big and when we adopted Wonder and Alice Ben and Natalie, she welcome everyone. Even the new cat Precious. No problem.


She let us know this morning that it was time.


The vet we use you go in to the reception area and no one ever goes to the right through the glass doors. Scott told me they took Della to see the vet and sent Scott to the rooms on the right. It was very peaceful there. They put him in a room with dim light and candles and soft music playing. On the floor was soft blankets. They brought Della in and she insisted on staying in the sphinx position until she relaxed. The vet and the tech were crying as was Scott. The passing was quiet. Scott rubbed her head and told her how much we love her and we would see her at the Bridge.


I probably could share more but think our GT family is mourning too. Here is one of our favorite pictures. Peace baby girl.

We will see you again. We love you. :brokenheart:gh_run:gh_lay



Edited by Zoolady

Alice (missing 12/7/05), Wonder and Ben


And our beloved Bridge Kids... Inky, Maui, Murphy, Ragamuffin, Della and Natalie

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Oh darn it! I've been following Della's progress and was really hoping she had turned the corner. I'm so sorry that your happy, sweet girl had to leave you far, far too soon. :f_pink :f_pink :f_pink :f_pink

My boys, together again...




A hui hou kakou, my loves

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I'm so sorry your precious girl had to leave so soon. :cry1


Godspeed Della. Run any direction, make the furniture slide, and have a fine time with your new friends.

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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We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Della. Thank you for holding her close with open hands. Skid marks at the bridge makes me smile at the thought.



The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. ~Mme. de Staël
Missing my Bridge Angels Ryce, Bo, Jim, Miss Millie, Miss Rose, Gustopher P Jones (Pimpmaster G), Miss Isabella and Miss Star

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Sweet Della, run free of pain and send mommy lots of signs from 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow', til we all meet again one day. You brought so many smiles with that gentle playful spirit. Rest in peace and know you were so loved. You all have my heartfelt sympathy.

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She sounds like a wonderful girl, I'm so sorry.



Jack, in my heart forever March 1999-Nov 21, 2008 My Dancing Queen Jilly with me always and forever Aug 12, 2003-Oct 15, 2010

Joshy I will love you always Aug 1, 2004-Feb 22,2013 Jonah my sweetheart May 2000 - Jan 2015

" You will never need to be alone again. I promise this. As your dog, I will sing this promise to you, and whisper it to you at night, every night, with my breath." Stanley Coren

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what a ray of sunshine she was. Remember the good times and the wonderful things she did like you posted in your tribute. I am sorry she could not get better. I have been praying for her. She is at peace and that is the important thing. May you find peace, strength and comfort in the days ahead.



Pam with greys Avril, Dalton & Zeus & Diddy the dachshund & Miss Buzz the kitty

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

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