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Sobe left this life yesterday. He was not quite 9 years old. We adopted him when he was 5.

 

Sobe was our very first greyhound. I adopted him at a time in my life when my baby was getting grown up - and I "thought" I needed another baby to fill a void. Sobe was that baby.

 

Sobe was a mess. I didn't know it then, but now that we've had 14 fosters through this house - I've realized that Sobe was almost an "unadoptable dog". Sleep aggression - space aggression - food aggression -fear - horrible seperation anxiety. The dog was a basket case. But - we worked through most of it - dealt with the rest of it. And the whole time - he was the sweetest, most loving dog ever. But - he was also a one-woman guy. He was MY boy. My baby.

 

And - the smartest,naughtiest greyhoud ever. He could open the fridge. We had to put baby-safety-latches on it. He learned to open the microwave- we quit storing bread there. He could open the oven. The pantry cupboard - he opened. And a trashcan - forget it - the trashcan hasn't been invented that he couldn't open. :blink:

 

And - he was my snuggle-boy ... after a year that it took him to not freak out at night, he slept in our bed every night.

 

And when I ruptured 2 disks in my back and laid on the floor for 5 days - he layed right beside me. Nobody could make him get up to eat, or go outside. He woudln't leave me. I had to make him go out, and eat. He just wouldn't leave me.

 

Sobe was the screwiest greyhound I've ever met - and the most amazing - most devoted, most loving dog I've ever had the pleasure to know.

 

I've been blessed to have Sobe in my life. I'm so... so sad that he's gone. I miss him SOOOOO much. But I have to smile - he was the best dog ever. And our lives were richer - because we had each other.

 

"Don't cry because it's over....smile because it happened"...Dr. Seus :blush (a GT'er sent me that)

 

An amazing dog is gone - but more importantly - and amazing dog LIVED! :colgate

 

I'm crying and smiling at the same time.

 

Rest in Peace my beloved baby-boy.

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Huge hugs. :bighug

 

ETA the wrong emoti popped up.

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I'm so sorry. The 'special' ones are just that, special. What a good life he must have had with you.

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"Don't cry because it's over....smile because it happened"...Dr. Seus blush.gif (a GT'er sent me that)

 

An amazing dog is gone - but more importantly - and amazing dog LIVED! colgate.gif

 

 

 

Okay, wow tears in my eyes.

I rarely read this forum, and I have never dealt with the death of a pet personally, so I can't really say I can relate to a whole lot.

 

But those two lines are absolutely beautiful.

 

I am sorry for your loss.

 

He was perfect for you, and you gave him a wonderful life. You two must have had a beautiful time together.

 

Run Free Sobe

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Guest lovemyhounds

After reading your tribute to Sobe...I am crying and smiling right with you. I am very sorry for your loss but I am very happy that you got to share your life with Sobe. You never gave up on him and for that you were truly rewarded.

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Guest greybookends

I am so glad you found each other, both of your lives were enriched by the love you had for each other. Most people only read about this kind of a relationship but never are privileged to experience it first hand.

:f_red:gh_run:f_red

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Guest hannahmom

Once you have known the love of a special animal, they never truly leave you.

Sobe will be with you forever.

Godspeed sweet boy :bighug

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Guest BleuDog

Run with our Spirit Hounds....they will show you how to spread those Angel Wings and FLY!!!!!!

 

and.....watch down on Your Mom....you are now Her Very Special Bright Star!!!!!!

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Guest PhillyPups

I am so sorry for the passing of an amazing companion. I too am smiling and crying with you. :bighug

 

Run with the angels sweet Sobe, you are with some of the very very best ~

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Oh no! I;m so sorry for your loss. Sobe was a very, very special guy flowers_red.gif

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Guest greyt2love

Sounds like the most special hound was sent to the best mom he could have ! I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free, Sobe !!!

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Guest redreed

One of the most amazing tributes I've ever read... How blessed you both have been. I'm so sorry that he left you so soon.

 

Run free Sobe, Godspeed.

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What a beautiful and thoughtful tribute to Sobe. It sounds as tho he prepared you to manage whatever came along with your *14* fosters, way to go nod.gif . Thank you, Sobe. grouphug.gif (I love the refrigerator story.)

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