Time4ANap Posted August 8, 2013 Share Posted August 8, 2013 Late yesterday I learned that Rocket's sister and only known litter mate went to the bridge after a rapid onset of Osteo symptoms. Tests confirmed that the Osteo was particularly aggressive, and treatment options would not have provided the pain relief or quality of life that we want our hounds to have. Katie Scarlett was still racing when we adopted Rocket, and we followed her until retirement. When she became available, we applied to Greyhounds Only to adopt her. After several weeks in a row of having to cancel the trip due to ice and snow storms that made a 4 hour drive impossible, we reluctantly withdrew the application so that she could get into a home without waiting any longer. GO was fantastic and gave our contact info to her new Mom, Heather. Heather is not on GT, and gave me permission to post this. Heather has lost multiple hounds to this horrid disease over the years. Please keep her in your thoughts. We have been in touch sharing pictures and info about Rocket and Katie since Heather adopted her. Sadly, getting the hounds together to see each other again was one of those things we were always going to get around to, and never did. I will always regret that I didn't make that happen. Rocket and Katie look so much alike and had many similar traits. We are devastated that she had to leave so soon. Run pain-free at the bridge sweet girl. We love you. Picture of Katie Her Adoption Pic from GO: Snuggling with a toy that Rocket sent her on one of their birthdays. Recent pictures: Quote Camp Broodie. The current home of Mark Kay Mark Jack and LaVida I've Got Life. Always missing my boy Rocket Hi Noon Rocket, Allie Phoenix Dynamite, Kate Miss Kate, Starz Under Da Starz, Petunia MW Neptunia and Diva Astar Dashindiva Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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