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I'm still in shock. I can't believe my buddy is gone. He was just diagnosed with kidney disease which we were treating and I was so hopeful when suddenly he took a turn for the worse and started vomiting repeatedly even though his stomach was empty and the diarrhea came back worse than ever. We had an appointment scheduled with a new vet (I was not happy with the one treating him but that's a long story) for Monday but she let us come in right away on Saturday. We were there over 2 hours having tests done and waiting for results and the entire time Elton just lay on his blanket and didn't even look up at people coming and going which was so unlike Elton who always wanted attention. She found a mass. Unrelated to the kidney disease. Blood work and urine results showed his kidney at least 85% failing. Said with the 2 things going on he was feeling super miserable. I could tell he was was in pain and he was so weak and skinny. He lost so much weight so fast. We made the difficult decision to help him to the bridge. It was hard. The vet offered to push IV fluids into him and give him a steroid shot so he can spend another couple of days at home for me to say good-bye since I could not stop crying and she knew I was not ready but I could not be that selfish and have him suffer another day just for me. Elton was truly my heart dog. We were always together. I live with just my 18 year old and he's off doing his own thing much of the time now so it was mostly just me and Elton. I feel so alone. I miss him so much. The perfect boy. He was a therapy dog too and brought so much joy to so many people.


Here he is shortly after coming home in 2007. He was a return who was grieving his family and I was grieving losing my first greyhound so we were meant to be there for each other.





He did not really like the water much but was always ready to go anywhere with his buddy Prince (my mom's Shepherd).




He was such a happy boy and spent hours roaching.




Most of my family are dog lovers and Elton went to all the family gatherings with me. He was so good with all the other dogs.



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My heart goes out to you.


Godspeed, perfect Elton.

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I am so sorry to hear you lost your heart hound Elton.

Even though you were suffering the loss you know was coming you were able to end his suffering. You did right by him and that is the best testimate to true love. I hope that his memories will bring you joy one day as you look back on his wonderful life.

Sending gentle hugs and greyhound kisses- Janice, Luka and Peace

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I am so very very sorry. I had read your post in H&M and was hoping that you could get his kidney issues under control and have much more time with him. This is devastating and we are all grieving along with you. He was a beautiful boy.


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

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Ingrid, I'm so very sorry. I was so hoping for better news after reading about him in H & M. He was such a sweetheart. :f_red

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I am so very sorry. :grouphug I always loved the photo of Elton in your siggy, such a handsome, sweet fellow.


Godspeed Elton :gh_run

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Ingrid, I'm so sorry. He was such a sweet pup.

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Ingrid, my heart sank when I saw Elton's name here. We were so glad to meet your handsome, gentle boy. I took this picture of him at GIG this year. I hope that you like it. We are very sorry for your loss. Sending you a hug across the miles. :grouphug



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Oh no, what an awful shock. :( I could not be sorrier, Ingrid. :grouphug


Run free, sweet Elton, knowing you were hugely loved. :gh_run

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Oh gosh, Ingrid. I am so sad for you. :cry1 I read about Elton in H&M (also replied). I hope to be so brave as my Holly travels down kidney failure road. :sad1


Elton was a beautiful boy (I so love brindles). I can only wish you a heart full of fond memories. I know you will miss your buddy very much. :brokenheart

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Ingrid, I'm typing this through tears as your grief comes through so clearly in your post. I am so sorry. f_yellow

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Ingrid I am lost for Words. This is shocking News about your handsome Elton. I am so truly sorry about your Loss.Please know , my Thoughts are with you :grouphug:grouphug:grouphug


Run painfree again Elton :f_red:f_red:f_red


Please give my Regards to your Mom :grouphug

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Oh, Ingrid, I am so so sorry. I don't get to gt often, but had just been reading of your concerns for Elton's kidneys on another thread.

I know the shock and heartbreak of losing a beloved grey so quickly and my heart goes out to you.

Thank you for giving Elton a wonderful life in the far-too-short time you had together. Please know and believe that his time with you was the best of his whole entire life.

Please accept my sympathies.

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I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your handsome brindle boy. Godspeed Elton!

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