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I am sad to report that my sweet greyhound, Garth was put to sleep yesterday evening. He was my constant companion for seven years and lived to see his 11th birthday. I feel so sad because he was doing fine until about 3 weeks ago.


Garth hurt his back playing with his other dog friends and when we went to the vet, she said it was arthritis and gave us some mexacam. Well, on Wednesday evening he was playing a jumping again, and in an instant he lost the use of his right rear leg. We had a vet visit scheduled with another vet because I was displeased with the Sept. diagnosis. An x-ray yesterday revealed that he had bone cancer in the right leg and advanced arthritis in the left rear leg. Garth would never really walk again.


Today has been surreal as I have spent just about everyday of the last 3 years with him and I cannot believe I will never seem him again. He was a brave, strong, kind, gentle dog who loved all animals and people. It's both good news and bad news that he really did not suffer. Yesterday was a bear when I met with the vet and saw that my poor boy could not stand up on his own.


Greytalk has been a fun place to post the various "garth things" he did. Garth is truly in a better place right now.


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I'm so sorry for your loss. Truly the end of an era.


Godspeed, well-beloved boy.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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I remember Garth and am so saddened by your loss. I am so very sorry.


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

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

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

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Oh Liz, I'm so very sorry. :cry1 I know how much you loved him :cry1

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 very sorry to hear this. :( May he be smiling down on you.

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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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Liz, I'm so very sorry to learn that Garth is gone. Whether is sudden or slow, it always hurts.


Run free, Garth. Say hello to the Joisey Girls for me.

Marc and Myun plus Starbuck (the cat)
Pinky my AWOL girl, wherever you are, I miss you.
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Antnee (12/1/2002=2/20/17)

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I am very sorry to hear this. I can only say the end of the era. I know there is no word which comfort your pain only i can share your pain.

Run pain Free Garth.

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Garth had a great life with someone who loved him immensely. I hope that thought gives you some comfort in your loss, and I hope you can still feel him with you for a long time. :grouphug

Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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Guest carriej

So sorry. I lost both my houndies this summer, one to bone cancer... As pet owners, it's something that unfortunately we all have to do at some point - even though it breaks our hearts :(

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