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My Faolin would have been 14 today but he flew off to the bridge 2 weeks ago. He had been doing very well for an old boy & I was so excited for him & proud of him to be so close to attaining that milestone. But this winter was just too much for him & he went down in the rear. I let him go on a day with 2 snowstorms, right between them. Since then, we've had an ice storm & with 40 mile an hour winds today, I think he was possibly clairvoyant & decided to get out while he could. blush.gif

 

Faolin was my first dog & I got him in November 1999 at a little less than 3 yo. He was a big, beautiful, stubborn boy with a very gentle nature.

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His short career was a disappointment but I am delighted I have his last 2 races at Shoreline on tape. I root for him every time but he still interferes. lol.gif

 

Faolin was an excellent brother, both to my shy Liath & to my silly Conor. He was an enthusiastic ear licker & a chow hound - he lived for his treats & his walks. This video was taken about a month ago. He got his first tuna tooter as a Suzy Award winner & he highly recommends them.

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He enjoyed many trips to Dewey where this picture was taken.

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When I first saw this David French painting, I gasped. It looks exactly like him. What's over there? Both these images describe part of his personality - always looking for something, somewhere. He was such a good boy but he always wanted something else. I'm not sure I measured up to his expectations but I tried. smile.gif

 

I have a long narrow yard & he loved running the whole length. Particularly if he had an audience. I am the fastest dog ever - watch me!! He hadn't been able to manage more than an occasional trot for a while now, so I know the first thing he did when he got to the bridge was run. And that's why it was so windy today, his birthday.

 

My big, beautiful boy, I miss you so much. We were so fortunate to have so many happy, healthy years together. Rest well & be a good boy. Mommy loves you.

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Faolin, Faolin Ruadh, The Fay-man, Fay O'Lin, my stubborn old goat - Alabama Enis 27E 64508

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Deirdre with Conor (Daring Pocobueno), Keeva (Kiowa Mimi Mona), & kittehs Gemma & robthomas.

Our beloved angels Faolin & Liath, & kittehs Mona & Caesar. Remembering Bobby, Doc McCoy, & Chip McGrath.

"He feeds you, pets you, adores you, collects your poop in a bag. There's only one explanation: you are a hairy little god." Nick Galifinakis

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So very handsome, and so much loved. I'm sorry he had to leave you.

 

We will know you are napping when the wind drops again.

 

Sweet dreams, Faolin.

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 a handsome gentleman he was. You had many, many good years with him....something we all hope for. Rest well, sweet boy.

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Blair, Stella (DND Heather), Lizzie (M's Deadra), Hitch (Hallo Dominant) and House (Mac's Dr. House)

Missing my handsome men Lewis (Vs Lowrider) - 11/11/01 - 3/11/09, Kevin (Dakota's Hi Five) - 1/1/06 - 4/18/11 and my cat, Sparkle Baby - ??/??/96 - 4/23/11

"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is, in fact, the most precious and valuable possession of mankind." (Theodorus Gaza)

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Deirdre, my heart sank when I saw his name under new topics, and I so hoped it was something else. But you gave a lovely tribute -- on his birthday, no less. So I mourn his loss with you and celebrate his birth and good fortune at being your dog, loved long and well.

 

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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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Deirdre, we are so sorry for your loss of Faolin. He was so lucky to have you as his momma. We are sending hugs to you.

 

Godspeed, beautiful boy.

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Tricia with Kyle, our senior mutt dog 
Always missing Murray MaldivesBee Wiseman, River, Hopper, Kaia, and 
Holly Oaks Holly
“You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.“          -Bob Dylan

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I'm so very sorry. :cry1 He sure was a handsome boy, especially as his face lightened.

 

Godspeed Faolin.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13), Grey Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09)
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), Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10-12/22), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08-4/23)

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What a wonderful tribute. The pics are awesome. What a special special boy dog! Perhaps he wasn't a dog at all, but rather an angel.

My deepest sympathy.

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Run free fast happy and healthy Faolin (and interfere all you want!). Maybe you could send your mom a little love sign so she knows you are happy.

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I am sorry for your loss of Faolin. He sounds like a wonderful pup and you both were very lucky to have so much time together.

 

Run free Faolin, run free sweetie... :gh_run

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 for the loss of your handsome Faolin.

Rest in peace, sweet boy.

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Rita, mom to Dakota (Dakotas Dream) & Wish (Kiowa Wish Wish) and my angels

Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France

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