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It has been a long time since I last posted on Greytalk but some might still recall my sweet little blue girl, Angel, who was notable for changing from being a keen cat-hunter to living amiably with our four cats. That story is probably still in the archives. Angel's life came to an end yesterday after fourteen and a half years. It was a very hard parting for us. Her hind legs had failed and her kidneys were giving way but she was as bright and feisty as ever and was otherwise in beautiful condition. We nursed her through a bad weekend and we realised that she was going into a fast decline. After my experience with her two former companions, I'd promised her she wasn't going to suffer. On Monday she rallied and was more like her normal self, so that was the time we chose. We miss her very much. For such a small greyhound she leaves a very large space.

 

Angel taught us a lot. She came to us as 'foster' after being on the adoption books for many months without finding a home. She was small, quiet, not cat-friendly, and an older dog having spent time as a brood bitch, therefore not in demand. When we got her she had been shunted around a lot without having a home and was in poor shape physically and psychologically. Ironically, she turned out to be the perfect greyhound pet that everyone seems to be looking for - cat friendliness apart. How we ourselves ended up with three non-cat-friendly greyhounds and four cats is a long story I won't repeat here. When, sadly, we lost the other two greys we decided we had to attempt to bring dog and cats together. It took several months to achieve but we made it. She became absolutely reliable and two of the cats were her close friends. The moral is not to be too quick to reject a grey like Angel because you will be missing something very special. She was special.

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So sorry for the loss of your Angel.

 

Remember the good times.....

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Joshi.  Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) Nigel (Nigel), and especially little Mario, waiting at the Bridge.

 

 

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I remember Angel as well. She was a beautiful girl that blossomed into the perfect greyhound in just the right home. I am so sorry she had to leave you. May all the wonderful moments she spent in your life bring you comfort and in time smiles.

 

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Hobbes - April 2, 1994 to April 9, 2008-----Tasha - May 23, 2000 to March 31, 2013

Fiona - Aug 29, 2001 to May 5, 2014-----Bailey - March 22, 2001 to Jan 20, 2015

Zeke - June 1, 2004 - Jan 26, 2016----Callie - July 14, 2006 to July 27, 2019

Forever in my heart: Chooch, Molly, Dylan & Lucy

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I'm so very sorry.

 

Godspeed Angel.

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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I am very sorry for your loss of Angel.

 

Run free Angel, 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 sorry for your loss.

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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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I'm so sorry for your loss, she does indeed sound very special and spent her best years with you.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that your sweet Angel is at peace, pain free and running once again with the wind.

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