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Well sad night for us. Brandee turned 10 about a month ago and started limping on her right front leg. Found out it was cancer about two weeks ago and her health was going fast. Tonight when my wife came home she tried to run to greet her and fractured her leg. She was in so much pain it was unbearable to watch. After taking her to the vet and consulting with him we decided it was best to put her down. Debbie and I were with her until the end. She was so sweet on one hand but also so regal and fierce as a watchdog. Who said greyhounds don't bark? Her greatest joy in life was to get up early and go for her daily walk. It was so hard the last month or so not being able to take her because of her leg and difficulty walking. She was a great dog and we will so miss her.



Time for a nap. by ripsdante, on Flickr


She loved to chase Charley and bite him on the neck when he ran.



At the dog park in El Segundo, California by ripsdante, on Flickr


I did this picture about 3 or 4 years ago and made a card out of it. Guess it foretold what would happen. That is Brandee out front of Charley. Just looked at the picture again and the leg she

is holding up is the one with cancer and that was how she was holding it tonight after she hurt it.


Come To The Light by ripsdante, on Flickr



Brandee Counter Surfing by ripsdante, on Flickr


One of my favorite pictures of her...


Brandee by ripsdante, on Flickr



Brandee by ripsdante, on Flickr



Brandee by ripsdante, on Flickr



Polly want a cracker? by ripsdante, on Flickr

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i'm so sorry for your loss, craig. i've always enjoyed seeing your pictures of brandee and charley.


be at peace, brandee.

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Oh the stories you told through the eyes of your beautiful girl! Absolutely amongst my all-time favourites on GT. She just had such a spark, such life that crackled through your pictures.


Only 10 :( I am sorry she had to leave so soon; what a great life she had and one that you captured so eloquently in your art...

My boys, together again...




A hui hou kakou, my loves

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Guest herbsofmine

So sorry for your loss! I love seeing your pictures, and I remember Brandee and Charley being the first ones I looked at when I joined GT. Hugs from the boys and I. :grouphug

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You have captured Brandee's spirit so beautifully in your photos. I am so sorry she had to go.

Godspeed pretty girl :gh_run

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Guest goofydog

So very sorry your beautiful girl had to leave you. You have given us so many wonderful pictures of her living life to the fullest. Godspeed Brandee and hugs to you and Debbie.

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My heart dropped when I saw Brandee's name in this forum. Just the other night some GTers and I were chatting about how much we loved her through your photographs. I'm so very sorry.

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When I saw Brandee's name, I couldn't believe it. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your photos have always captured Brandee's beauty.


run free beautiful!

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I am so so sorry. Run with angels sweet girl.

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My heart goes out to you and your family.


Godspeed, lovely Brandee.

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Craig, I am so very sorry. Brandee was a stunning girl and your photos of her show this. I have always loved your siggy, simple and beautiful with two gorgeous book-ends. I so wish you had more time with your girl.


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

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