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Our beloved Bob, the perfect gentleman passed over the rainbow bridge on Wednesday evening.


He had been ill for about 3 weeks, extremely lethargic, not eating or drinking independently but we somehow got him through that. He had blood tests, x-rays and a scan, all of which came back clear. He saw 4 different vets on different occasions, had antibiotics and pain killers and the last vet he saw gave him a cortesone injection that seemed to perk him up. He rallied round for about a week, having short walks and being interested in food and treats again. Then this last weekend it all started again, he lost all interest in everything.


On Wednesday afternoon he had a fit, when he came round he staggered around for almost two hours, in the house and in the garden, until finally laying down on the grass. He seemed totally disorientated and didn't seem to know us. We talked long and hard but finally felt that he had had enough, he had lost his quality of life and we didn't want him to lose his dignity. The vets suspected he had a brain tumour.


We all miss him so much, my OH especially, it has hit him hard. Bob was not the oldest in our rather large pack, he was not yet 8 and that seems to unfair. He was the type of greyhound all the books are written about, laid back, gentle and loving, but not in a pushy way. It's going to take a long time to get over this, the house just doesn't seem the same without him.


Bob in the week between his illness



Getting a kiss better from sister Becky



Rest in peace my darling boy, we all miss you so much.




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I'm very sorry you lost your precious boy. :grouphug Just too young... :( Godspeed, sweet Bob... :gh_run

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....and Beloved Bridge Angels Sandee, Shari, Wells, Derby, Phoenix, Jerry Lee and Finnian.....
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I'm so sorry your handsome gentleman had to leave you.


Godspeed, sweet Bob.

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I'm so very sorry. :cry1 He was much too young.


Godspeed Bob.

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Such a gentle soul. I'm so sorry you lost your precious Bob.

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I'm so sorry. Bob is beautiful, and that kiss from his sister ... I'm so glad you have that sweet memory.

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He was too young. :( I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy.

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They are so entrenched in our lives and our hearts that we find ourselves lost when they are gone. We make our way back slowly as we fill in the cracks with memories, with time, with life, with the realization that all of this pain of loss is nothing compared to the wealth of unconditional love and and joy that was freely given by our remarkable hounds. I'm so sorry that your special hound left so soon. :brokenheart



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