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our beautiful RIVIE lost her battle with osteosarcoma thursday, 8/19/10. rivie's resume is impressive: she raced in Memphis, has a dual nga/akc registration, was a show dog in the ring and birthed 28 babies before being loved during her retirement. Rivie was soft as a bunny - it always amazed those who petted her. she woke up every morning promptly at 6:30 with a rousing ROO!! she loved everybody and everything - earthworms, bugs, dogs, our daughters yappy chihuahua, children, people and mostly steve, teri and win. rivie LOVED to put on her "pretty collars" and beads -- all girl! but she was a supreme stuffie killer in her day. the only things she hated were thunderstorms and being the coat model when coats were made and donated to halfwayhome greyhound adoption (her group)....she gave the best stink-eye in the world and was dubbed "the reluctant coat model". she had the cutest curl in her tail and hop in her step - no wonder she was a showdog!! rivie would curl up on her bed and tuck her nose into her tail fur when her nose was cold - precious. she always poked her nose outside the doggie door to look around before going all the way out -was it to check out the weather? make sure nobody was in her yard? the pet communicator told us that she loved our energy and this was so true - her evening time was spent standing or laying by the couch being petted - soaking in our energy. the tables turned from when we adopted her thinking we could bless her with home retirement life -- she blessed us instead. she fought osteosarcoma for two months like a lady while we were a mess. You took huge pieces of our hearts with you when you went, rivie - but you left your heart here with us. many thanks to those who loved her first - her owners, trainers, the farm, and halfway home greyhounds for allowing us to adopt our rivie. Oprah says "when you lose somebody you love, you gain an angel that you know" -- angel rivie, run free sweetie - you will be in our hearts always - thank you so much for the wonderful memories.


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Teri, Rivie was a beautiful girl and I am sorry you did not have more time with her. She battled O/S like a warrior and did not let it bring her down. For that alone she has earned her angels wings.


Run free pretty girl, run free... :gh_run

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Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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I am so very sorry that she didn't have more time. Run pain free, beautiful girl!


Cindy with Miss Fancypants, Paris Bueller, Zeke, and Angus 
Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe), Maggie (All Trades Jax), Sherman (LNB Herman Bad) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
The flame that burns the brightest, burns the fastest and leaves the biggest shadow

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What a lovely tribute to your beautiful girl. :cry1 She'll live on in your hearts always. :beatheart Godspeed, sweet Rivie... :gh_run

Jeanne with Remington & Scooter the cat
....and Beloved Bridge Angels Sandee, Shari, Wells, Derby, Phoenix, Jerry Lee and Finnian.....
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.

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Guest DylanGospel

our hearts are so sad for your loss. This is such a beautiful tribute to this very special lady.


She lives on for us in her son Gospel, who inherited all of her wonder and love of life.


I thank Rivie and all of those along the way who made it possible for us to love and be loved by these very special angels.


Janet and Hal Lambert and Starr Gospel.




This picture of her son was taken a few weeks after we adopted him four years ago in June, 2006. He has been an ambassador for adoption every day of his life with us. Rivie's legacy lives on.


Thank you for your friendship.



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Guest Mom2Shiloh

What a special lady ... I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the wonder that was Rivie with us... run with the angels beautiful lady.

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Your words paint the sweetest picture of your girl and your love for her. I'm sorry she had to leave. Godspeed, beautiful Rivie.

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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What an elegant and beautiful lady! She was obviously well-loved and cherished by your family.


Sorry I never had a chance to meet her; perhaps one of these days, timing will be such that our paths will actually cross. May the pain of her departure soon be tempered by those sweet memories of her life...



Annie Lambert

Benton (Wichita area), Kansas

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I'm so sorry. :cry1


Godspeed Rivie.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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