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Together Again. My sweet, silly, goofy, sensitive, funny man, Zeke-aroni has gone to The Bridge to be with his sister, LadyBug.


These sweet brindle littermates were adopted out, together, at two years old and returned to rescue, together, at age nine. They had been inseparable all of their lives. When the family dropped them off they said it was okay to separate them. I didn't agree with that, and thus became FiveRoooooers. Here, at Camp Greyhound, Zeke-aroni and LadyBug were together, always. It wasn't until LadyBug died that it became evident just how dependent upon his big sister Zeke-aroni was. Zeke-aroni arrived here suspicious, with no self-esteem and no confidence. He depended upon LadyBug for everything. But over the next almost-four years, Zeke-aroni came into his own: stronger, curious, sweet. Seamus helped to heal his heart. He was my Pogo-Boy, my Noodle-roni! He learned to enjoy our pools. Now and then he enjoyed a chikken foot. He had a fondness for cheezburgers, plain. He mastered the Art of Tunneling. He loved his walks. But recently the light in his eyes began to dim, Zeke-aroni was tired and ready to see LadyBug, to be together again. His totems, catbirds and ladybugs, showed him the way.


At the clinic we had to wait probably 10-15 minutes and he got anxious. Our vet doesn't usually give a sedative beforehand but she asked if I wanted one for him, and I was greytful for that. But it stung him and I felt *terrible*, *terrible* but then she said she'd be right back. She came back into the room with ... a dish of vanilla ice cream. He was so excited about it and didn't seem to notice that he was folding to the ground as he ate it. I am so thankful that the last thing he remembers is us smiling with him, as he ate a dish of vanilla ice cream that our bestest vet gave him.


The daylillies planted in our memory garden for these siblings bloomed this year, spectacular blooms: PoJo for my Pogo Boy, and Bug's Hug, for our LadyBug. It is late in the daylilly season, but yesterday Bug's Hug bloomed one sweet blossom for her brother :weep











Oh Zeke-aroni, how I will miss you. You were a good, good dog. You made me laff. And cry, when I couldn't fix you. I know that LadyBug was waiting for you, once again to show you the way. Together Again, never ever to be apart. Your catbird was here this morning, thank you sweet boy. :brokenheart


I hope this link works. For my Noodle-roni:

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Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. Annie Oooh M. 

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Jan, my heart dropped when I saw Zeke's name. I'm so sorry; you've had so much loss in such a short period of time.

Xavi the galgo and Peter the cat. Missing Iker the galgo ?-Feb.9/19, Treasure (USS Treasure) April 12/01-May 6/13, Phoenix (Hallo Top Son) Dec.14/99-June 4/11 and Loca (Reko Swahili) Oct.9/95 - June 1/09, Allen the boss cat, died late November, 2021, age 19.

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There are a handful of people here on GreyTalk that, if I were a pup, I would hope to be with. The pups who are with you are very lucky pups. I'm so very sorry that you've lost Zeke..... he knew he was well loved :grouphug

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Jan - the title of this took my breath away....I am so, so sorry. I don't have the words to express my sorrow. You and your campers are some of my favorites here on GT, my heart breaks for all of you. You will all be in my thoughts.


:f_pink Godspeed Zeke-a-roni and :bighug to you and all the campers.

Mom to Emmi (WM Lickety Split) & Asia (Devious Walker)
Waiting at the Bridge: Shadow, Willow, Tony, Nina, Reggie, Sunny, Webb, Rosie, Rowdy, Ivy, Smoke & Raina

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Jan, I am very sorry. I know when Lady Bug left you were heartbroken and now Zeke is gone. Very very heartbreaking.


Run free Zeke, 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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Oh Jan, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. I can't believe he's gone. Godspeed Zeke.

Judy, mom to Darth Vader, Bandita, And Angel

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey, Gizmo, Do Bee

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I am so sorry. I hope it helps your heart that LadyBug was waiting for him.I know he had the best life with you, and they will be watching over you, the person they loved best and that best loved them.

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I am so very sorry you had to lose Zeke too :( :( :( sending many hugs :cry1 :cry1

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
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I'm so very sorry. Sending hugs across the miles.


Godspeed, Zeke.

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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I'm so sorry. :grouphug

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

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"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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I'm so very sorry. I know he's found his precious sister, and is lying with his head under a blanket.


Godspeed Zeke-aroni.

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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So very very sorry.

My sweet angel Tanner-"Showoffs Magic" 79D-82695. DOB 7/22/99. Gotcha Day 6/20/05. Bridge Day 3/11/10. Big Beautiful Brave Angel Norm-"Showoffs Storm" 89B-83263. DOB 8/16/99. Gotcha Day 3/24/06. Bridge Day 4/20/13. Angel Girl Bree-"Breezy Betty" 201A-93631. DOB 2/05/01. Gotcha Day 5/11/10. Bridge Day 10/07/11. She reached the beach.... Maci-"CF's Owhatanite" 44H-29320. DOB 10/05/04. Gotcha Day 10/11/11. Greta-"Greta's Milam" 90B-54582. DOB 9/17/10. Gotcha Day 11/30/12. Bridge Day 03/30/17. Ben-"P Kay Key Train" 63A-61271. DOB 6/2/13. Gotcha Day 12/26/15.

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