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Mack Raced To The Rainbow Bridge 1/22/09

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Mack, our beautiful Bahama eyed boy, raced to the bridge last night. It still seems like a bad dream. His diagnosis was osteo in the right rear hock joint, and it had spread to his lungs. So, with great love and deep sadness, we released him from pain.


Mack (M's Mainliner) came to us after a successful Grade A racing career at Raynham-Taunton. He dropped a muscle in his rear left leg, was rehabbed, but never achieved his former racing ability. He looked exactly like his daddy, the great Grey Statesman, and had the most beautiful Dutch Bahama eyes. As a matter of fact, at the Greyhound Expo, he won Most Beautiful Eyes. The judge looked at him and said, "Ah, Dutch Bahama." He loved gong back to the track for the fun run at the Expo. He knew where he was the minute we hit the parking lot, and immediately dragged us to the entrance ramp to the track. Having the DVD of those races will let me see him young and beautiful forever. He was one of the most graceful and gentlemanly dogs I have ever known. He always moved with grace, and knew exactly where his body was. Mack was the greatest roacher of all times, and could roach anywhere, anytime.


He came to us not quite a spook, but pretty close. It took him about six weeks to accept my son-in-law, who picked Mack out, and was his owner. But, eventually, Mack came to sleeping with him, and cuddling. Mack was absolutely the most confident of dogs in his home, and was a gentle alpha for the pack. He was a collector, of shoes and empty boxes. He didn't chew the shoes, just collected them. The boxes, however, were subject to destruction. He would trot off with the boxes like a great treasure.


We treasure the time we had with you, Mack. We love you now and forever. Play with Mason.


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My deepest sympathy. Words just cannot express the awful emptiness, and words cannot fill it. I hope that soon, the tears and heartache are replaced with warmth and smiles as you remember all the good times. He's a gorgeous boy.

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I am so sorry that another beautiful hound was stolen way too soon. May the hearts of you and your family find peace. Run free, Mack.


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I'm sorry he had to leave you so soon.


Godspeed, sweetheart.

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I'm so very sorry. :cry1


Godspeed Mack.

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My dog was at Raynham Park for three years, so I looked up your boy on the Greyhound facebook, and for some reason only 4 races are listed. I clicked on all of them to see if our boys ever shared the track. The answer was no, but one of the dog's names seemed oddly familiar to me, so I click on it, studied it, and then realized it was Donna of Montreal's beloved angel Ricochet! Her GT username is Chilidog, and the race is the first one listed for your guy.


I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my darling Kramer not that long ago, and it really is hard to do the right thing and let them go, but I'm sure he knows how much you loved him!




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Run with the angels sweet Mack you are with some of the very best there are ~ if you think you are looking in a mirror, you may be seeing your 1/2 brother from your Daddy, my beloved TigerPower, who also lost the race with osteo :weep



:bighug to you



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I'm very sorry for your loss. :cry1 Godspeed, sweet Mack... run like the wind with our Bridge angels. :gh_run

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and bring you home again.

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Mack was so beautiful - I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye.



When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues. The work of grief is to reconcile and redeem life to a different love relationship. ~ W Scott Lineberry

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It's clear that Mack found his perfect home. I'm so sorry you lost your sweet and handsome boy.


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hi jeanne

my bridge girl ember, was a greys statesman pup too. she lost her fight just a little over a week ago and boy, i know your pain. that picture of mack reminds me a lot of ember. it may not seem right, but please take comfort that you did THE best thing possible and released him. it takes great bravery to do that, as well as a true and unselfish heart. i have no doubt that mack has met ember at the bridge and they are running strong on 4 pain free legs, rolling in the grass and chasing down sunbeams until we can be reunited once again.


godspeed mack





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I am so sorry for your loss.

I do hate cancer. It is the thief who robs us, everyday, of those we love.

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