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Chubasco My Shadow Is At The Bridge. Ironically On His Gotcha Day.


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It is true my friends - they let you know when it is time. Shadow had "an event" this morning after his morning excursion. He was reluctant to go for a car ride this morning in the first place and fussed and panted all the time we were out but when we got home again he was confused and his eyes didn't seem right. He did not want his cookie, which he ALWAYS demanded when we get back from his morning walk. It is a tradition started by his foster parents some nine years ago and we never changed, unless we wanted to see his "foot stomping" demand for his rightful treat. It took him close to half an hour to calm down and all this time I could see his eyes telling me it is time to go.

 

Shadow was quite the pup. For those who care about the racing side of his life, he was rated AA and won his last race. He was retired afterward due to injury he had a gash on his right hind leg and also a broken toe on the same foot. I have no idea if it was related to that race but it worked out well for Shadow because he got to retire in southern Ontario. He lived here for nine years to the day and had a great retirement: walks in Riverside park or around the neighbourhood; a big back yard for zoomies; rabbits to chase and catch; cats and squirrels to hate; car rides in the country. He was always the gentleman. Well behaved ( except for LWF that yapped and cats ). He had a very high prey drive, which only mattered when he encountered skunks ( three times ), the rest of the time with a harness he was more or less controllable. He could jump up in the air, do a 360, and come down WITHOUT his martingale on!

 

He would have been 13 years old on October 24th.

 

Shadow joins my dear wife Judy.

 

Robin

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I'm so very sorry about both of your losses.

 

Godspeed Shadow. Godspeed Judy.

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It sounds as though Shadow had a wonderful retirement with you, full of love and good times, and I know he will be missed. I'm so very sorry :grouphug

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Shadow.

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Oh my gosh, Robin, what a singular boy he was! This must be especially devastating when you were so looking forward to celebrating his gotcha day today and his 14th birthday soon after. I can't tell you how sorry I am. :cry1

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I am very sorry.

 

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

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I am so very sorry for your losses.

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Godspeed, beloved Shadow.

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