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Remy 1/8/03 - 7/18/13


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Remy battled OS for 14 weeks before he could no longer tolerate the pain, and his quality of life became just about nonexistent.

 

I am DEVASTATED. I don't even have the strength to write a full tribute.

 

I believe his right rear leg was injured as a young pup, because he wasn't even registered with a real racing name (just Stone). He was never a racer, and was very timid, though not a spook. He ended up spending 4 yrs in a lab as a blood donor. When I think of the life he had, probably crated 23 hrs a day, I just want to scream! I've heard of these ignorant vets who think greyhounds aren't good pets, and the only thing they're good for are blood donors. It makes me cringe. When I adopted him at 6 yrs of age, he clearly had no idea what life was outside of a crate. He wouldn't come out of it except to poop/pee, eat, and get some loving. Then, he would quickly go back inside. It took a week to coax him out, and onto a couch. He clearly had never felt a couch and was scared to sit on it. It took another 6 weeks for him to muster the courage to jump up on my bed. He was scared to death of my sweet, calm, super friendly cat. After 3 months, he finally stopped shaking and running away from him. Over time, they grew to sleep together on the couch, or in bed with me.

 

He was attached to my hip and always watched me anxiously when I left his side (and he couldn't follow). He was my first greyhound, my heart healer after my 12 yr old German Shepherd passed, and the absolute BEST dog ever!!! He was my goofy, happy-go-lucky baby!!We were robbed of at least 2-4 more years. I am so angry. If OS could be traced back to a human being, I would beat him to a pulp! He deserved so much more for his poor 6 yrs he gave before coming home with me.

 

If I can gather the strength to come back and write more of a tribute, and post more pics, I will...

 

For now, this is his Gotcha pic on 6/5/09 (http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1596836)

 

 

 

 

 

Rest in peace My Darling Remy. No more corns. no more pain. Run free.

You changed my life. I will never be the same without you. I will always have a hole in my heart. I will never forget you. I hope we will see each other again.

 

 

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The day Remy came to live with you is the day he started to *live* his life. You gave him that. It was the best day of his life. :grouphug I'm so sorry for the Remy-sized hole in your heart right now. He was a P's Raising Cain baby, of course he was wonderful. :heart

 

Godspeed beautiful boy. :f_pink

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I'm so sorry he couldn't stay longer with you, in the beautiful life you made for him.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

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I'm so very sorry :( :( :(

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 sorry for your loss of Remy.

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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The day Remy came to live with you is the day he started to *live* his life. You gave him that. It was the best day of his life. :grouphug I'm so sorry for the Remy-sized hole in your heart right now. He was a P's Raising Cain baby, of course he was wonderful. :heart

 

Godspeed beautiful boy. :f_pink

I couldn't agree more with Jan's post above. How fortunate you and Remy were to have found each other! And what a wonderful life you guys had together.

He was beautiful..just looked at his pic from the link you posted. I am so very sorry.

Godspeed, sweet Remy.

 

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Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

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Claudia, I am so very sorry. I understand your anger and heartache, it is no fair. What you did for Remy was give him a life that he loved and he showed it by blossoming into a wonderful, loving pup. This is the life he remembers and I am sure he is forever grateful to you for that. It does not make it any easier, it just doesn't. Hang in there.

 

Run free Remy, run free sweetie... :gh_run

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Run free Remy! I am so sorry that Osteo took you away :( You are healthy now with all the other pups. Smile down from time to time ok?

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Moonbeam (Ninos Full Moon 11/1/2009, Gotcha day 9/2/2012), Hattie (Kiowa Hats Off 4/14/2011, Gotcha day 10/13/2012), Keiva (JS Igotyourbooty 1/12/2007, Gotcha Day 1/8/2014)
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, a shepard mix named Tista, some cats, and some reptiles.

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:gh_lay Cancer is so limited


It cannot cripple love


It cannot shatter hope


It cannot corrode faith


It cannot destroy peace


It cannot kill friendship


It cannot suppress memories


It cannot silence courage


It cannot invade the soul


It cannot steal eternal life


It cannot conquer the spirit.


:grouphug:f_red


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how do I go back and add pics in 1st post? I don't see the edit button there...

 

If you're not a GT supporter, you only have 30 minutes to go back and edit.

 

Claudia, I'm so sorry you lost Remy. And thru the link in your first post I found that Remy was half brother to my little Bwat, Opal. She's white/black but with LOTS of ticking, just like Remy. Scott Free was daddy to both.

 

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As you know, I'm so sorry about Remy. I'm so lucky to have known him. He was a wonderful boy and taken from you too soon. My heart goes out to you because I know how much you loved him and how much he loved you. Hugs to you and Layla.

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The day Remy came to live with you is the day he started to *live* his life. You gave him that. It was the best day of his life. :grouphug I'm so sorry for the Remy-sized hole in your heart right now. He was a P's Raising Cain baby, of course he was wonderful. :heart

 

Godspeed beautiful boy. :f_pink

I could never say it half as eloquently as Jan did here. I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. :grouphug

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a few more pics to remember him by

 

After OS biopsy Apr 2013

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BBQ playdate at our house with 11 other greys

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4th of July playdate

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Last week, eating ice cream

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Last nite alive, his aunties and unkas came to say goodbye to him

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our last family photo

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