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Luiggi (KiowaRuiz) 2/97-4/27/10


With a heavy heart I helped Luiggi to go home


He arrived on a rainy day and changed my life forever A gentler soul

you'd never meet.

Luiggi was a true gentlemanhound. Like how he would always wait to

let me walk thru a door first, because manners mattered to him. He

taught me patience, because he was infinately patient.

He did things when he was young, that he gave up in his senior years.


I loved how he would jump up like one of santa's reindeer about to

take off; front legs hanging straight down; right in front

of me without ever touching me (because that would've been rude)

And he would ask for what he wanted by sitting, usually that was for a

treat. And, okay I have to say it, his post defacatory dance was

hilarious, legs flying everywhere.


In his middleage he would wink back at me. First time I thought it

was a coincidence. But nope, that clever loving hound knew what a wink

was. I have witnesses.

Throughout his life he always enjoyed a walk, no matter the weather.

When I got divorced, it was Weeg that insist we walk everyday, for our



Luiggi was the most serious dog I ever met. He lived with me 6 months

before he ever wagged his tail. Even through our 9 years together,

there was never much tail wagging.

His joy was from serenity, not fun. He looked his happiest when he

was outside, breathing in his surroundings looking for all the world

like a calm and peaceful yogi.

He was a great travel companion, whether it was camping or in a motel. He enjoyed himself at 8 consecutive

Deweys, a couple of Grapehounds, Vermont, Virginia, PA, Canada,

Niagara falls and more. As he aged, he became more of a homebody A

few years ago. I built a small garden just for him; some shade, some

sun. Next to his bed in my bedroom, that garden was his favorite



In his 13 years he never learned to play, but that boy sure enjoyed a

good licking project. A consumate bed hog; He could also turn anything

into a pillow.

I loved Luiggi with all my heart and soul. He changed me. Today the

change is mostly pain, but the lessons and love he so generously and

patiently shared with me will eventually overule the sorrow.

For now I just wish I could look into his old soul eyes and hear his

gentle wuffle.


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What a sweet tribute. I am so sorry for the loss of your special boy. :(:grouphug

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Your tribute to Luiggi was full of love; I am sorry he had to leave you. Godspeed, Luiggi....

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He sounds like my Festus, who left me a year ago last January. It breaks your heart to go on living without them. They just change everything, don't they?

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A beautiful tribute to your sweet boy. Luiggi sounds like he was a gentle soul who loved his life with you. I am sorry for your loss - if only they could stay with us forever.




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I'm so sorry your special boy had to leave you.


Run with the wind, gentleman Luiggi.

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What a beautiful, loving tribute to a boy that was obviously loved very much. God speed Weeg

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A special soul indeed. What a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your friend. I'm so sorry. grouphug.gif

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What a beautiful and loving tribute for your special gentlemanhound. I am so very sorry for your loss.


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I am so very very sorry for your loss.


Run with the angels sweet Luiggi you are with the very very best ~

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Beautiful tribute to a very special boy. I am so sorry he had to leave.


God speed to you handsome, knowing how very much you are loved and will be missed.

Please watch over those who love you and are left behind with broken hearts


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I'm so very sorry. :cry1 He was a special boy.


Godspeed Luiggi.

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A most beautiful and moving tribute tribute. Be openminded-perhaps someday you will hear his wuffle again. (Luiggi how about it?) Love as deep as you two share makes you a part of each other. He will be with you always.

My deepest sympathy.


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