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We had to let our first greyhound, Sarah, go on Thursday.

 

She'd had breathing problems for a while and despite some intensive investigations we could not work out why. We now know she had a large dense tumour next to her heart spreading upwards to her windpipe. In fact it was pushing her windpipe so much you could see a significant bend in it. An endoscopy revealed her windpipe was also being squashed and the opening was barely big enough for the scope to pass through. The vet was amazed she'd been able to eat for so long.

 

When we first decided we wanted a greyhound I was dubious - they're boring with no personality I told my wife. Well Sarah proved me wrong, she had more personality than a lot of people I know.

 

She was beautiful, feisty, demanding and yet loving and gentle with us.

 

We had some dominance issues at first - she wanted to rule the roost. Once we sorted out that little problem she started to relax and enjoy life, perhaps for the first time. We saw a little more of her personality every day.

 

After 18 months she'd relaxed enough to lie on her back and show us her belly. At first she did not want affection or cuddles or to play - she didn't know how to play.

 

Four years on she couldn't get enough cuddles and once you started she wouldn't let you stop until she'd had enough.

 

No one told her greyhounds don't bark.

No one told her greyhounds aren't territorial - just ask the fox and crows that visit our garden. Not to mention the time she began a one dog defence of my son and I from two loose Dobermans.

 

She's gone but will never be forgotten.

 

To live in the hearts of those you love is not to die.

 

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My heart goes out to you.

 

Godspeed, beloved girlie.

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.

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Sarah was beautiful and I'm very sorry for your loss.

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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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Beautiful girl. 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.

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What a sweet face. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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

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What a sweet girl...I'm so sorry for your loss. You can tell how much you loved her and how she loved you in return.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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:f_pink I am sorry she had to leave you, but only until you meet again.

 

God speed to you beautiful girl, knowing how very much you are loved and will be missed

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Missing my little Misty who took a huge piece of my heart with her on 5/2/09, and Ekko, on 6/28/12

 

 

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