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I've been trying to come up with something to post, but I just can't seem to get the right words out. I still can't believe he's gone. The house is so quiet now. D wasn't a very vocal hound, but he had so much presence. He was always so happy- about everything and anything. I remember when he came as a foster and everything scared him. Over time he went from being nervous and unsure to being the biggest, happiest, goofiest clutz in the house. He looked forward to every day and was always the first one to greet us in the morning, twirling his tail happily. As soon as the alarm went off, it was tail twirling nose in the eyeball time. Any and every event that involved his family, no matter how routine was met with glee.


The house is so quiet now. So empty. Sully has been curling up on D's bed and stays there. He still eats and asks for pets, but he seems to miss his companion. Sebau kept very close to D those last weeks, and she is now keeping close to his bed as well. I keep expecting to turn around and see him standing there with one of his woobies (stuffed toys) in his mouth, doing his happy stompy dance and twirling his tail like he always did :(


We all miss him so much.


I never expected to be posting about an osteo diagnosis back in early December. It was a limp- he was getting older and was a bit arthritic, and was famous for his wipeouts while doing zoomies in the yard. He was so full of life- acting more like a 3 year old most of the time than his true age.


For most of the time after his diagnosis, he was still happy and playful, just moving a bit slower. He enjoyed his popsicles (edy's all fruit- go figure!), pizza, beer and tripe, and he got lots and lots of those. We worked to manage his pain, which seemed at times to be a struggle with the vet who hadn't used pain meds past nsaids and older analgesics. Still, we kept it under control until early Monday morning. I don't know what changed, but suddlenly, it seemed like the meds just weren't helping. He hurt, and there was a new look, a tired, sad look in his eye that hadn't been there before. It was time.


I am thankful to the vet- a new vet I hadn't used before, but who has a small mobile evening practice. She came out Monday night amidst the sleet and snow and helped D to the bridge. She and her assistant were wonderful- kind, caring and patient. D got to cross over peacefully in his home, on his favorite bed with his people and his pack with him.


I'm sorry, I just can't type any more. I'll try to post more later, and post some pics when I can.

In vino veritas
Rachael with Rook, missing Sully, Sebau, and Diesel

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What you wrote was wonderful. D always knew you loved him, but as you wrote that he was looking down on you with a big grin on face, tail twirling madly. I know how much it hurts. But I hope you know you'll be together again. Hugs!!!!

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My heart sank when I saw his name :(. I will never forget a pic of him and his octopus you posted years ago. I'm so very sorry for your loss.


That is the picture I always think of when I think of Diesel.. a true GT classic.

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I'm so very sorry. :cry1


Godspeed Diesel.

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I'm so sorry. He was such a good boy, wasn't he?


Godspeed, sweetheart.

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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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Your tribute was perfect. I can just imagine his happy morning dance. I am so very sorry.


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
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Oh no, not Diesel. I am so very sorry.


Run free Diesel, 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 :cry1 :cry1 :cry1

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I'm so sorry for your loss.


What a beautiful tribue to your baby.


Robin, EZ (Tribal Track), JJ (What a Story), Dustin (E's Full House) and our beautiful Jack (Mana Black Jack) and Lily (Chip's Little Miss Lily) both at the Bridge
The WFUBCC honors our beautiful friends at the bridge. Godspeed sweet angels.

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