Jump to content



Recommended Posts

My old man is gone. He seemed to be OK this morning, but when we got back from grocery shopping he was in the bottom of the cage. I took him outside and sat with him in the sun and he seemed to perk up a bit. When we came back in, he went up to his swing and then suddenly made his way over to the side of the cage and slid down to the bottom. He landed on his chest and stayed there.


When we got to the vet's office, Charlie was pretty quiet - all he wanted was for me to rub his head. His blood volume had dropped again. DH and I had pretty much decided we were not going to opt for the transfusion. Charlie was tired and it was time to let him go.


We got him when he was 6 weeks old. We lived in Panama and went to an outdoor Chinese garden. They had about 10 baby parrots in a tiny cage. I reached in and grabbed one. The guy charged me $20. It took me over a week to teach him how to crack sunflower seeds. I thought my teeth were going to be toast before he finally learned to eat the seeds on his own. Over the years we had so much fun with him. When he laughed, you would swear it was me laughing. When our youngest was outside playing, he would come running inside wanting to know what I wanted. It wasn't me yelling "Chris." It was Charlie. One of our neighbors thought DH was a dirty old man because she would always hear a wolf whistle when she was outside. It was Charlie. I had to bring her inside to prove it. If one of the kids got hurt or started crying, Charlie would say in a high voice, "What's the matter?" I have 40 years of stories and memories.


I can't imagine not hearing him anymore. His ashes will be ready next week and he'll join our other babies on the mantle.

Mary in Houston

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 56
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like Charlie had a lot of fun with his family. Godspeed Charlie! f_yellow


Deirdre with Conor (Daring Pocobueno), Keeva (Kiowa Mimi Mona), & kittehs Gemma & robthomas.

Our beloved angels Faolin & Liath, & kittehs Mona & Caesar. Remembering Bobby, Doc McCoy, & Chip McGrath.

"He feeds you, pets you, adores you, collects your poop in a bag. There's only one explanation: you are a hairy little god." Nick Galifinakis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm sorry Mary. You must have many wonderful memories.

Casual Bling & Hope for Hounds
Janet & the hounds Maggie and Allen Missing my baby girl Peanut, old soul Jake, quirky Jet, Mama Grandy and my old Diva Miz Foxy; my angel, my inspiration. You all brought so much into my light, and taught me so much about the power of love, you are with me always.
If you get the chance to sit it out or dance.......... I hope you dance! Missing our littlest girl.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm very sorry :(

Deerhounds Darcy, Duffy, Grace & Wellington, Mutts Sprout & Buddy, Lurchers Ned & Jake plus Ella the Westie + cats. Remembering Del, Jessie, Maddison, Flo, Sally, Stanley, Wallace, Radar, Mokka, Oki cat, Tetley, Poppy & Striker.


Please visit our web store at http://www.dogsndubs.com for our own range of Greyhound related clothing for humans!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm sorry, Mary. He sounds like a bird in a million. Well, he was, wasn't he? And so handsome.


Godspeed, Charlie.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm so sorry. I lost a very special bird way back in 1977. When I think of her, I still smile. They are very

endearing pets.

Mary, mom to kitty Rebel.
Always missing Sherri (SO DELICIOUS) (12/6/2005-8/29/2018) kitties Marley (4/2000-12/3/2015) and Beady (4/1998-2/24/2006) and Dalmatian Daisy (7/25/1984-5/13/1999).

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work

and give to those who would not - Thomas Jefferson

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am so sorry for your loss.



ROBIN ~ Mom to: Beau Think It Aint, Chloe JC Allthewayhome, Teddy ICU Drunk Sailor, Elsie N Fracine , Ollie RG's Travertine, Ponch A's Jupiter~ Yoshi, Zoobie & Belle, the kitties.

Waiting at the bridge Angel Polli Bohemian Ocean , Rocky, Blue,Sasha & Zoobie & Bobbi

Greyhound Angels Adoption (GAA) The Lexus Project

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My deepest condolences, Mary. :cry1 I can't imagine how your heart must be aching. :heart

Jeanne with Remington & Scooter the cat
....and Beloved Bridge Angels Sandee, Shari, Wells, Derby, Phoenix, Jerry Lee and Finnian.....
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...