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Anubis -- Rj's Saint Nick -- 12/25/2001 To 9/12/12


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Anubis (RJ’s Saint Nick) – 12/25/01 – 9/12/12


Anubis….Nube…Nubers….Nuber Dubers….Nuberlicious


I don’t even know how I can ever give you a proper tribute, because there’s simply just no way in mere words to tell what a great boy you were. You were our baby, my heart boy, my snuggle muffin.


We got our first greyhound in May of 2005 – Rainey – and after months of trying to talk your daddy into getting a second, he finally caved in and I went to GPA-WI adoptables page. I saw your picture and knew IMMEDIATELY – just like when I saw Rainey’s – that you were THE one. We brought Rainey up to Emerald kennels to meet you and see if you hit it off. Of COURSE she loved you immediately! There isn’t a soul on earth that wouldn’t love you the minute they met you. You came home on November 23rd, 2005.


You fit in immediately. After a brief tussle with Rainey about 3 weeks in, after that you two decided you really loved each other and became the very best of buds. Yeah, she bossed you around but I think you kind of liked it.


You were crated when we were gone, and I remember coming home to you in the corner of the room, your crate had collapsed with you in it and you were so good, you just quietly waited until we got home, never doing a thing wrong the whole time. You never complained or avoided going into the crate, you were always trying to please us.


You only had one accident in the nearly 7 years we had you, and that was only because I got stuck in a snowstorm coming home from cooking school and you just couldn’t hold it. And you made it through having bloat, never complaining the whole time even though the surgery and the giant incision must have hurt greatly.


After losing your sweet Rainey in March of 2011, it took us a few months to heal enough to think about getting another buddy for you. During those months (then next day, actually, after Rainey left) you changed – it’s like you came even further out of your shell. You were always a super silly boy (we KNOW it’s that Gable Dodge in ya!) but man, did you get even sillier! Always tossing a stuffie around, happily prancing for walkies and mostly for food – my God were you a food hound! I have NEVER heard anyone chatter like you before you got fed. I just wish I could have gotten that recorded before you left…I guess I just thought we’d have more time.


So, Mr. Larry came into our lives on 6/11/11 – you both got along very well and he seemed to want to be the boss of you more, but I know now that it was more the other way around -- you were really a good part of his confidence. He looked up to you like an older brother.


You simply NEVER did anything wrong. EVER. Your only “faults”, if you want to call them that, is thinking kitties are very tasty and not really liking non-greyhound looking dogs. You lived for your walkies every day and it made me so sad the last 2 months that you rarely were ever able to go. At least we did take you for very short ones near the end, and you did the whole park on your last evening with us! You were SO happy when we did this and looked so sad when daddy took you back to the car and me and Larry kept walking a bit longer. But I know it made you so happy. And our last few trips to the winery, so many people giving you loving and you just lapping it up. I firmly believe you convinced at least 2 families that greyhounds should be in there future.


I am so glad that I was able to spend every minute with you these last 2 months – I was NOT going to let you languish in pain if you broke your leg while one of us was not there.


I’m so glad we had a good weekend before you passed – another trip to the winery and you enjoyed sitting outside with us on Sunday, and we even let you “diggy-diggy” your old giant holes (that we had filled in, seeded and proceeded to watch the grass croak from the drought!).


We were so determined to let you go one day too early than one day too late but that wasn’t exactly to be. You started to not eat well over 2 weeks ago, we thought it was from the chemo so we stopped that – but it didn’t get better, and continued to get worse and worse. I knew our time was getting short – you LIVED to eat and when you stopped eating pretty much everything, I knew we were close.


Your last night, your daddy carried you up the stairs to spend the night with us in bed, which the 3 of us had not been able to do in 2 months (one of us slept in the living room with him every night). You were my snuggle monkey and I sure missed being able to snooze with you all that time. You snuggled SO much with me that night, laying your head on my shoulder, giving me kissies.


Dr. Sutarik – who I know loved you as much as us – came early and let you slip peacefully away to be pain free at the bridge, to be with your beautiful Rainey again. I am sad that you were experiencing pain on your last few hours with us but had we let you go the day before I know I would have wondered if we did the right thing, and we do know now it was.


I’m trying not to cry but it’s so hard. You were just the most special boy in the whole world, in our world. Larry misses his big bro too. I pray my heart heals enough someday to open it up again to save another of your beautiful breed.


Rest in peace, my sweet boy and if you can find the time, please send us a sign you are doing ok. I will look forward to the day when we can be with you, and with Rainey, and our 3 other babies that went before you both. Until then, eat with your old gusto, chatter up a storm, play with the sqeakiest stuffies, go for the longest walkies and if you see my crying, it’s just tears of joy that we were the lucky ones that got to have you for our baby boy.


with angel Rainey back in 2006: :)



Handsome boy :kiss2



snuggling with Rainey :wub:




snuggling with Larry :)




while this isn't the super chattering I never got to record, this is a hint, from earlier this spring:



he spent a LOT of time upside down :rolleyes:




his impersonation of Boris Karloff :)



having a ball at a play date on 4/21/12 :) (He's the middle black boy, that is airborne!)



snuggling with daddy :kiss2



snuggling with mom (he would "hug" me like this all the time :kiss2)



my sous chef :food



love them Gable Dodge earsies! :yay



rest well, sweet boy :wub: we WILL see you again.


Edited by RaineysMom

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
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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Au revoir, special boy. Tell Rainey and the other bridge kids how much we miss them, too. Hugs to your momma and daddy who will miss you until you meet again.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I can tell he was loved, and that he loved you just as much. Godspeed, Anubis.

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Oh...I am so very sorry your Nube had to leave you.


You made so many wonderful memories with your handsome boy and one day I hope they will erase the tears and make you smile...


Remember the good times....


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Just beautiful, like your Nube. I am so sorry.


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I'm so very sorry for your loss of your most special boy. :grouphug


Godspeed handsome Nube f_yellow

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I'm so sorry you lost your handsome Anubis. What a wonderful life he had with you! He couldn't have been more loved.

Rest in peace, sweet boy.


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I'm so sorry. I know how special Nube was to you and all that knew him. :grouphug

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I'm so very sorry. I wish your precious boy had been able to stay longer.


Godspeed Anubis.

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A beautiful tribute to your boy. Thank you for sharing your memories.


Nube, please say hello for us to Idol. We miss her terribly.

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