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It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Corbyn passed late Sun night 8/18/13 at the age of 10.

 

We had been battling Evan’s syndrome for 3 months.

 

I want to thank all the volunteers who brought him into my life. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of meeting him here is a brief synopsis of my big man.

 

Corbyn came in from a Texas kennel of blood donors with his brother Fabio. I firmly believe that the only reason they made it out was GAA.

They were HUGE. Corbyn was a silver brindle and Fabio a light brindle. Both beautiful. GAA wanted to send them home together as they had spent their whole lives together and so they waited for that perfect home. While there they quickly became kennel favorites. They did find a home briefly together but were returned. Enter my family. We had 3 dogs and I was NOT looking for another, but we stopped by the kennel to see some of the puppies GAA had just gotten. Corbyn and Fabio were kenneled right next to the puppies. My fiancée came with me and it was love at first sight for the two of them. I swear I saw little hearts come off their heads like a bad cartoon. I saw these HUGE dogs and knew we couldn’t take them both. I talked him out of it but kept an eye on them.

After more time spent at the kennel (where they were fawned on) GAA made the tough decision to split them up. Fabio was adopted 3 days later. Corbyn waited 3 weeks while I stalked the boards to see if any of the volunteers was going to take him home. The day before Thanksgiving 2008 I picked him up and brought him home.

At the time I only had a small sports car Ira had to help me wedge this huge animal into my back seat.

It took us over 6 months to get him to realize he was home. He had been in a kennel his whole life and we worked on house breaking and his sleep aggression. But after 6 months the shell shocked look left his eyes and he was happy. He chased (and caught) more than 1 rabbit in the back yard and he was thrilled to have his own couch. His nickname was “The Moose” He became a lap dog (usually on my lap) although he always retained a strong connection with my fiancée. He made me a rock star at events, he was so tall, such a unique color, had such rabbit soft fur, and with his torn up ears, cropped tail, and visible scars you could tell that he was in a better place now.

He was a leaner and a lover and above all a goof… And he will be missed.

 

 

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Run Free Corbyn.

 

Sadly I also lost my Shepherd mutt who had been with me for 13 years on 8/1 so these last few weeks have been rough ones.

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It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Corbyn passed late Sun night 8/18/13 at the age of 10.

 

We had been battling Evan’s syndrome for 3 months.

 

I want to thank all the volunteers who brought him into my life. For those of you who did not have the pleasure of meeting him here is a brief synopsis of my big man.

 

Corbyn came in from a Texas kennel of blood donors with his brother Fabio. I firmly believe that the only reason they made it out was GAA.

They were HUGE. Corbyn was a silver brindle and Fabio a light brindle. Both beautiful. GAA wanted to send them home together as they had spent their whole lives together and so they waited for that perfect home. While there they quickly became kennel favorites. They did find a home briefly together but were returned. Enter my family. We had 3 dogs and I was NOT looking for another, but we stopped by the kennel to see some of the puppies GAA had just gotten. Corbyn and Fabio were kenneled right next to the puppies. My fiancée came with me and it was love at first sight for the two of them. I swear I saw little hearts come off their heads like a bad cartoon. I saw these HUGE dogs and knew we couldn’t take them both. I talked him out of it but kept an eye on them.

After more time spent at the kennel (where they were fawned on) GAA made the tough decision to split them up. Fabio was adopted 3 days later. Corbyn waited 3 weeks while I stalked the boards to see if any of the volunteers was going to take him home. The day before Thanksgiving 2008 I picked him up and brought him home.

At the time I only had a small sports car Ira had to help me wedge this huge animal into my back seat.

It took us over 6 months to get him to realize he was home. He had been in a kennel his whole life and we worked on house breaking and his sleep aggression. But after 6 months the shell shocked look left his eyes and he was happy. He chased (and caught) more than 1 rabbit in the back yard and he was thrilled to have his own couch. His nickname was “The Moose” He became a lap dog (usually on my lap) although he always retained a strong connection with my fiancée. He made me a rock star at events, he was so tall, such a unique color, had such rabbit soft fur, and with his torn up ears, cropped tail, and visible scars you could tell that he was in a better place now.

He was a leaner and a lover and above all a goof… And he will be missed.

 

 

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Run Free Corbyn.

 

Sadly I also lost my Shepherd mutt who had been with me for 13 years on 8/1 so these last few weeks have been rough ones.

Godspeed to Corbyn and friend. May the Good "Shepherd" escort them both to heaven.

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I am so sorry for your loss of Corbyn and your other pup. How heartbreaking to lose two so close together.
Corbyn was beautiful. Rest in peace, sweet boy.

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

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

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I am so very sorry. Corbyn was a stunning boy and he was obviously very special. Losing two pups so close together is heartbreaking.

 

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

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Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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As the saying goes when it rains it pours. That sure explains what has happened to you with the lose of Corbyn & your shepered. I am sorry that you have lost both of them :bighug

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your two beautiful boys. I can't imagine the pain of losing them so close together.

 

Godspeed, Corbyn and Aleister.

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Beautiful boys, both Corbyn (*handsome* fellow!) and Aleister (is he really in the window??!!). I am so very sorry for the double-heart break you have suffered, my heart goes out to you. :grouphug

 

Godspeed boys, you are so very loved.

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I am so sorry for your double loss. I lost Remy exactly one month before Corbyn (on 7/18/13). He too, was a Texas blood donor from GAA. He too, was only 10 yrs old when Osteo took him.

 

 

 

Remy, show your blood donor brother around the other side of the Bridge, baby.

 

 

 

Run free Corbyn and Alesteir!

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Beautiful boys, both Corbyn (*handsome* fellow!) and Aleister (is he really in the window??!!). I am so very sorry for the double-heart break you have suffered, my heart goes out to you. :grouphug

 

Godspeed boys, you are so very loved.

Yep. Aleister is in the window. He loved to climb. EVERYTHING. Until his mobility was severely impacted we had to chase him down from the window all the time. Although his favorite thing to do was to walk up the back of the couch and try and lay across your shoulders. He was 85lbs.

He was one of those blessed animals with far too much "personality" to fit inside his skin. I miss him very much.

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Characters............both of them. Your photos confirm how special they were. I hope your memories help heal your heart. Godspeed, Corbyn and Aleister.

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