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Shilo 6/27/99-4/24/13


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Shilo was one of two littermates that we kept after our golden retriever Santana had puppies in June, 1999. I helped deliver them. :) The entire litter came out black with white markings, despite the fact that the parents were a golden retriever and a collie that looked like Lassie. Shilo and Domino were inseparable, and they were the best dogs. Shilo was just quiet and sweet....very calm and gentle, even though he was a big boy (around 90 pounds). We lost Santana to cancer at age 7, but fortunately, the boys were able to have long, happy lives. They met Robin in 2007 when I moved back home with him from Virginia, and he was instantly one of the pack, albeit the odd-looking, tall, skinny cousin. :) The three boys had all sorts of adventures together over the next few years.


Two years ago we lost Domino to cancer at just shy of 12. At the time, I posted a nice remembrance with pictures. Shilo kept going, however, even though he was fading. He had degenerative myelopathy, and some of the laryngeal paralysis that goes along with that sometimes. But Shilo just kept doing well, much longer than we could hope for. In April, at nearly 14, it was starting to become clear that he was having more bad days than good ones, and it was time to say goodbye. Shilo was a wonderful dog, quiet and unassuming. While other dogs were begging for attention, Shilo would quietly wait his turn, then shove his nose forward, as if to say, "Don't forget me!" I was not able to be home with Shilo when the time came, but my mom had a vet come to the house for him. I still feel bad that, right after he left us, Robin got extremely sick and was in the hospital, and I never really had time to post the remembrance for Shilo that was in my heart waiting for him. So Shilo left this world as he lived it, quietly, without a fuss.


However, he was worth so much more than that. Shilo, you were a good dog, and we were lucky enough to have you around for us to love for nearly 14 years. Until we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge. We love you.


Cathy & Calvin (DOB 9/18/13). Always missing my angel Robin (Abdo Bullard).
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I am very sorry for the loss Shilo. He looks so much like my Mum's Rosie who she lost this past Fall.


Run free Shilo, 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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What an incredibly handsome fellow :wub: . I'm so sorry he had to leave.


Rest well, good 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'm so sorry :( very good looking baby.... :grouphug

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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What a handsome boy!

Remember the good times....


Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Joshi.  Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) Nigel (Nigel), and especially little Mario, waiting at the Bridge.




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I'm so very sorry. I'm glad you told us about him.


Godspeed Shilo.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13), Grey Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21), Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10-12/22), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08-4/23)

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I think that writing a tribute for our beloved pets brings some closure, and yours for Shilo was lovely. How blessed you were to have watched him grow from a puppy to the patient, handsome gentleman who shared your life for 14 years. What a huge empty space he will leave.

I'm so sorry you lost your precious Shilo.

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Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, my angel butterfly Laila, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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