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It was hard to write Ryan's remembrance thread. But with him I knew it was coming. Time to prepare for it. Time to grieve before. I didn't get that this time. I guess that is a good thing. I'm not sure yet. But I know I'll never look back and think "I waited too long to let her go."


One day in the spring of 2001 I called in to work that I'd be late, I was going to go look at some dogs. I was only going to look. Hoped maybe I'd find one, but wasn't ready to bring a dog home. I looked a big fawn boy, Denim. He was really nice. I wanted a big boy. But Marilyn said, "I want you to look at this girl before you decide." Out flies Jet. How fitting to her name. She tore around the yard at the kennel and ran straight for me where I was sitting with Denim. She jumped over him and weaseled her way close to me. I left less than an hour later with Jet. She made it pretty clear she was NOT staying there a second longer and she WAS coming home with me. Each time I'd head toward the door to look at anybody else, she'd go stand in front of the door. Waiting. Marilyn finally told me I had no choice in the matter, she'd picked me and that was that. So home we went with a stop at the pet store to get the essentials. Walked into my house like she owned the place.

She was mine. Or maybe I was hers. Either way. She was my baby girl, my bug, my Jet.

I can look back on those 12+ years and honestly say she had a pretty great life. I'm glad she didn't let me leave without her that day.
























Love you baby girl






She fell about 10 days ago. Tavarish bumped her, she slipped on the tile and fell. Got her up and she was sore. Nothing new, she's old. You fall on tile, it hurts. But it wasn't getting better. So I was going to call our vet on Monday to get her seen. Didn't slow her down much - she was still running around the garden with T and Abby every day. Still being crazy, just a little more cautious doing so. Found a lump on her leg where she hit the floor over the weekend and started icing it. Sunday night I laid her on the couch to ice her. She decided she was done with the ice, hoped up and jumped off the couch. Jeff and I both heard the snap and then screaming. My heart sank. There is only one reason a 14 year old dog snaps a leg jumping off a couch. I called our vet - she wasn't in, but here's the number to the e-vet in pensacola. Called the other e-vet and ended up meeting her at the clinic. Brought Jet in and laid her on the xray table and suited up to hold her while they took a pic. Yep, broken. Asked if it was osteo. Said it wasn't clear from the picture. So we took another. Still not clear to say it was osteo. Took a pic of her lungs. Yep, osteo. Fracture wasn't going to heal. So we did the only thing we could. Took her off the xray table, got a blanket and laid on the floor with her for a while while they worked with another patient that came in. We let her go around 10:30 Sunday night. I'm officially done with Mother's Day.


She promised to live forever. She tried. 14 years is a pretty good run.

I'm angry for her. You make it to 14 and osteo should no longer have to be a word you have to worry about.




Jet - LPB Linda's Jet

(09 March) 26 March, 1999 - 12 May, 2013

I will continue to keep the 09 March birthday that we celebrated until we met her litter mate which had only one date on her paperwork and found I found I'd picked the wrong one.

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I saw Jet's name, dates and picture on the top of GT yesterday. I'm so very sorry. Osteo sucks.

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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I'm so sorry -- for your shock, your grief, that she couldn't just slip away quietly one night .... and especially for the loss of your funny-eared, lemur-tailed little girl. You're right, Trudy -- she did try, and hard. She kept up with you folks -- or maybe led the way? -- through a lot of grand adventures. It isn't fair that they had to end so suddenly, in that way.


Godspeed, sweetheart.

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 so sorry.

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I'm so sorry, Trudy. I thought she would live forever too.

...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus
(Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out.
Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.
Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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I'm so, so sorry, Trudy and Jeff :grouphug


Osteo is so terrible and cruel, it has robbed too many of us of our loved ones. Sutra, like Jet, was going to live forever too, and dammit, he would have if not for the osteo. And then it came and took my Pinky and is now taking my Fritz, slowly, day by day.


I hate that anyone has to go through this. One of GT's most beloved hounds has left us :cry1

Kristin in Moline, IL USA with Ozzie (MRL Crusin Clem), Clarice (Clarice McBones), Latte and Sage the IGs, and the kitties: Violet and Rose
Lovingly Remembered: Sutra (Fliowa Sutra) 12/02/97-10/12/10, Pinky (Pick Me) 04/20/03-11/19/12, Fritz (Fritz Fire) 02/05/01 - 05/20/13, Ace (Fantastic Ace) 02/05/01 - 07/05/13, and Carrie (Takin the Crumbs) 05/08/99 - 09/04/13.

A cure for cancer can't come soon enough.--

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I'm so very sorry. She was as lovely as she was determined to go home with you. She picked right: she had a great life.


Godspeed Jet.

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've been where you were with Jet, and it's so, so hard. Yes, 14 years is a very good run - I know it's never long enough. Your Jet was a beautiful girl who had an adventurous life and knew much love. I'm so very sorry :grouphug

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I'm so very sorry you lost her so suddenly and unexpectedly. She had an awesome life with you and Jeff. My heart goes out to you both.

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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Cancer is an evil monster that steals our friends and the time we should get to spend with them. I hate it so much.


Even forever isn't enough sometimes. Run In Peace, sweet Jet.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)


Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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My deepest sympathy. I've suffered both the sudden, unexpected loss and slow, lingering passing. As far as I can tell, both hurt.


Run free Jet, and know you are dearly loved.

Marc and Myun plus Starbuck (the cat)
Pinky my AWOL girl, wherever you are, I miss you.
Angels Honey (6/30/99-11/3/11) Nadia (5/11/99-6/4/12) Kara (6/5/99-7/17/12) Cleo (4/13/2000-4/19/2014)

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She was a beautiful, beautiful girlie. I am so sorry she has left you. Godspeed, Jet.

Missing my sweet girl Scout. My snuggler, my chow-hound, my kissy girl.
It never thunders at the Bridge, and your food bowl is ALWAYS filled.

So strange not living in Atty World. I was a love struck handmaiden to your every whim.

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