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Lost My Heart Dog Aristotle One Year Ago


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I'm thankful today, as I am every day, for the incomparable Aristotle. He was the first of my 4 (so far) greys. I adopted him when he was 5 and he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma just a few months short of his 12th birthday. He wasn't perfect (he had nicks and scars from racing, was missing the tip of one ear from a run-in with another foster dog in his first home, he could be a little jumpy in his excitement to go for walkies), but he was perfect for me. I had to wait what seemed an impossibly long time to be able to adopt him, but once I got to bring him home, he settled in quickly and was like he'd always been there. He was my once-in-a-lifetime, heart dog; quietly confident and friendly, he knew when to snuggle, when to be silly, and he introduced me to all Greyhound wonders. He was a great leaner and would rest his head on the edge of my bed to say good morning. It seems impossible that he's been gone a whole year, but above all, I am thankful for having walked on the other end of the leash for nearly 7 years.

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but above all, I am thankful for having walked on the other end of the leash for nearly 7 years.

 

That's a lovely quote. Hugs to you, I lost a part of my soul when my Naz left last June. :grouphug

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You have honoured him with your well-put words. These heart dog anniversaries are the most bitter-sweet for us because whilst we fondly remember all our dogs, the 'heart ones' never actually get to leave our hearts.

I lost mine, 'Angel,' 1:23:2009 and I don't expect to get another heart dog before my time here on Earth is up.

Her photo gallery (search for fast angel at PBase.com) still receives regular visitors.

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Amy, I'm so glad you had a heart dog and so sorry he had to leave. Aristotle sounds wonderful. No wonder his memory lives on. :grouphug

Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. Annie Oooh M. 

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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What a handsome, sweet-faced boy. :wub:

 

Hugs as you remember your Aristotle.

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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