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Saying goodbye to the beautiful greyhounds and their friends who left us in July 2013. As you run with the wind send a caress to wipe our tears.

Gone but never forgotten. Loved forever. Run free with those who have gone before you. Greet all those that will follow.

 

 

Flirty

Wayne D

Ace

Charlotte

Dizzy Rascal

Sorella

Gracie

Winnie

Symbra

Hazel

Dandi

Remy

Murphy

Soofie

Allie

Orion

Cosmo, the kitty

Freddie

Sara

Scouty Girl

John Wayne

Caspar

 

 

They'll always be with us, just slightly beyond the point that we can see with our eyes. In our heart, though, they'll be seen loud and clear, as they always were.

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Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Ducky, would you please add my little girl Ace? We lost her July 5th to a ruptured disc (and probably more bulging discs) in her back. :( I haven't found the strength to post remembrance threads for any of my little angels yet, and there are now 4...someday soon I will find the constitution but when the blows just keep coming it becomes difficult to find the resolve.

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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Ducky, would you please add my little girl Ace? We lost her July 5th to a ruptured disc (and probably more bulging discs) in her back. :( I haven't found the strength to post remembrance threads for any of my little angels yet, and there are now 4...someday soon I will find the constitution but when the blows just keep coming it becomes difficult to find the resolve.

I am so sorry for your losses. {{{HUGS}}}

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Ducky, would you please add my little girl Ace? We lost her July 5th to a ruptured disc (and probably more bulging discs) in her back. :( I haven't found the strength to post remembrance threads for any of my little angels yet, and there are now 4...someday soon I will find the constitution but when the blows just keep coming it becomes difficult to find the resolve.

I'm so sorry... I know the pain of many losses in a short span

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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)

Antnee (12/1/2002=2/20/17)

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Ducky, thank you for including Wayne :beatheart

I'm so sorry Claudia...I never made the connection that Wayne D Greyhound was your guy.

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 lost my boy last Friday, in horrid circumstances. We still have our girl and we are all struggling the 3 of us with our greatly reduced pack. I feel like we let our guy down, and he suffered a lot at the hands of a vet who was out of his depth who was dishonest with us, but we wrongly trusted, and that is hard to come to terms with. He was nine, had been treated with for cancer, but did not have cancer. Had a major op, but the aftercare team did not pick up on what we were crying out for them to do....and it cost him his life on his 4th day as an in-patient.

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Erssie, I am sorry that you lost your boy. Please post his name here and I will add him to the Bridge list.

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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My boy was called Dizzy Rascal, he was 9 years old and died in the care of our vet after having complications following an operation to remove a twisted lung lobe. This is something that we had never heard of and can be more common in deep chested breeds. It is normally called lung torsion, or lobe torsion. Symptoms are persistent cough and malaise, not cleared up by normal treatments. Weight loss and refusal to eat, and pleural effusion (fluid in the chest cavity). It can be fixed, but ours was diagnosed wrongly as cancer and our boy had chemo then an op four or five months after symptoms first started and just did not get over the operation for various reasons to do with the aftercare. If we had known what it was, the op could have been done by a specialist and his chances of survival would have been fair.

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Erssie, that you had to go through that with your boy is so sad. But hopefully by sharing your story of this unusual medical condition you may save the life of another greyhound.

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Erssie, I'm so sorry about your boy and that horrid vet. We're all here for you.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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I would advise anyone with a sick hound, even if you trust your vet 100% always question and back up what he/she advises with your own research.

We had also consulted with the Ohio State Uni for our hound as they are World experts researching into greyhound health.

Unfortunately, we tried to do a vet to vet referral and even when our boy was still alive, his surgery was put back and the vet made us think we were awaiting OSU's opinion on Dizzy's scans and reports. After Dizzy's death, I find out now scans or reports were ever sent by our vet. He had lied. Now had he done as he was asked, the, chances are OSU would have diagnosed his condition correctly and a referral with proper procedure for lobectomy would be done. Dizzy had a lobectomy, which normally requires a drain, then was stitched up and sent home the following day with no drain or valve to control the air building up in his chest, even when his skin was crackling with air bubbles and his legs were massively oedemic we were assured he was fine.

He died in the vet's care, after we took him in for pleural effusion symptoms and had begged and begged for a drain, and a chest x-ray. They did one after he had died and he did indeed have so much fluid in him, he really could not survive without drainage...and we had repeatedly asked for a drain but told it would cause him too much suffering. He was admitted for a drain and fluid therapy, then put in a kennel and pretty much ignored for 48 hours....eventually he got fluid therapy and pressure bandages but never got his chest drained and died one hour after we had been told he was fine and ready to pick up! We are sure they lied about how much food he had eaten too, which was nothing as he refused to eat when in so much pain and could not breathe due to the fluid.

 

We did question our vet, but each time he got us to back down, and we believed his smug reassurances that our dog was fine although we constantly questioned it. The biggest mistake was us not going to see him for his last 4 days as an in patient, we kept being told how well he was doing, how he was scoffing his food and perky etc but were put off from disturbing him....but now I think it is all lies and we were kept away. If we had just visited to check (which vets do not like) we would have seen if he had lost more weight or was still in the same agony that we took him in with and we could have sought help elsewhere.

 

It is too late for us to change what happened but I really hope this means next time we have a sick animal we really will get more than just one opinion and any alarm bells going off, and we will be reacting a lot more strongly than we did. Our poor boy was treated for cancer for months, with strong chemo that made him and our girl and us break out in sores from poisoning, and it was all for nothing as he did not have cancer at all. His last 4 mths were miserable and he suffered a lot of pain because our vet insisted that pain relief would kill him or that he did not need it. That vet had the cheek to suggest that he needed to treat my perception of the pain, rather than the pet's actual pain, and would not accept that Dizzy's was suffering. Dizzy was snarling, snapping, could not lie down day or night or if he did lie down, could not get up because his chest was so full of fluid with loads of agonising groaning...and that complete idiot was trying to say he did not need any medication and that giving pain relief would be risky for him. We had to believe him because Dizzy's heart had stopped during surgery anyway. He died 10 days after surgery, when in fact most dogs that get past the 7 days have a fair chance of survival.

 

How awful when I got home, feeling the vet had missed so many signs, googled my vet and found he had nearly been struck off a few years back for causing an unnecessary and protracted painful death for a dog with cancer that he insisted was ok, and had also been reprimanded for gross professional misconduct and insurance fraud as well as misdiagnosing other conditions, and the RCVS commented that he completely failed to see and recognise his own shortcomings as a vet.. All he got was a telling off and 2 years of supervision, before going right back to treating animals in his practice like ours without supervision. He told several fibs, including the one about how he had sent reports to the US and was awaiting their opinion, and others about how much our dog had eaten whilst in the surgery. Apparently, after the operation our greyhounds was sitting comfortably....and I told him that was strange, cos Dizzy had never been able to sit in his life!....strangely when Dizzy came home he could not lie down comfortably (or sit), and could not get up into standing if he was lying down without help. We were made to feel like we were over fussing and worrying for no reason.

 

I wish I could name and shame our vet here, but even me telling the absolute truth would probably get me into trouble legally as far as the forum is concerned.

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This vet sounds like a complete idiot.

So sorry your pup had to go through all this needless pain and suffering

at the hands of an incompetent fool.

He's at peace now and will suffer no more.

So very sorry for you.

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Again, I'm so, so terribly sorry for everything that happened to your poor boy. I can't even begin to imagine how you're feeling although feel free to come here and scream and rant if you want--we'll listen. But there will come a day when you're able to remember the good parts about life with Dizzy, and when that happens, we'd love to hear more about your special boy.

 

Godspeed Dizzy, I know you're at peace now and free from pain. We'll try to take care of your mom.

Beth, Petey (8 September 2018- ), and Faith (22 March 2019). Godspeed Patrick (28 April 1999 - 5 August 2012), Murphy (23 June 2004 - 27 July 2013), Leo (1 May 2009 - 27 January 2020), and Henry (10 August 2010 - 7 August 2020), you were loved more than you can know.

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Saying goodbye to the beautiful greyhounds and their friends who left us in July 2013. As you run with the wind send a caress to wipe our tears.

 

Gone but never forgotten. Loved forever. Run free with those who have gone before you. Greet all those that will follow.

 

 

Flirty

Wayne D

Ace

Charlotte

Dizzy Rascal

Sorella

Gracie

Winnie

Symbra

Hazel

Dandi

Remy

Murphy

Soofie

Allie

Orion

Cosmo, the kitty

Freddie

Sara

 

 

They'll always be with us, just slightly beyond the point that we can see with our eyes. In our heart, though, they'll be seen loud and clear, as they always were.

 

Thank you.

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could you please add my Scouty Girl, she was 14.5 yrs old, and I had her since she was 8 wks old. Her old body just gave out, she had no cancer or diseases, she just could not walk anymore, My heart is broken , and I miss her so much. I still cr y everyday for her

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