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I opened GT one morning and there he was, sitting in the grass - calling to me.


Lucas was not doing well and needed a change in environment. I offered to take him but didn't think I stood a chance. They wanted a place for him where someone was home most of the time due to his separation anxiety and I work full time. They wanted him to go to a smaller pack and no one has ever used those words to describe my house. And I lived so far away. But somehow it all came together and after a few conversations, Lucas was on his way to me.


He arrived at midnight on October 8, 2012 - Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. As I waited at the airport for him I wondered what I had got myself into. But the moment I met him I knew there was nothing to worry about. Lucas came out of his crate with a huge grin on his face, his tail wagging as fast and hard as it possible could and ready to take on whatever came next. And that is exactly what he did.


Lucas loved life - and was the happiest greyhound I have ever met. Whether out doing meet and greets or lazing at home, he was the ultimate charmer. You could NOT meet Lucas and NOT fall in love - he was just that special. He loved going for walks, loved even more just hanging out and checking all the smells in the yard. But a car ride - that was the best thing ever especially those that ended up at McDonalds for a hamburger or Dairy Queen for an ice cream cone.




We had a special bond, Lucas and I. Every evening we had Lucas time. I sat beside him on his bed and he would lay his head in my lap. He was my best big boy. As I stroked and petted, we had greyt talks and believe me if I stopped petting too soon he did talk. It was during one of our evening sessions that I found the lump on his pad. At first I thought it was nothing, and the vet agreed. But soaking and antibiotics did not clear it up. It just started to look worse. So last August we took the lump off, and discovered that it was melanoma. Even though we treated with the vaccine, it came back - and aggressively.


On Saturday, Lucas lost his brave battle with the disease, and crossed to the bridge cradled in my arms. He took with him on his journey a huge piece of my heart. But in his short time with me he was happy and he taught me not to dwell on what has been but to revel in each day and all it brings. I'll remember that lesson.




Lucas, how precious the time we had together - how beautiful the memories we made that will get me through. Rest well, my best big boy knowing how much I love you. I will always miss you . . . .


Until we meet again




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Deb, and da Croo
In my heart always, my Bridge Angels - Macavity, Tila the wannabe, Dexter, CDN Cold Snap (Candy), PC Herode Boy, WZ Moody, Poco Zinny, EM's Scully, Lonsome Billy, Lucas, Hurry Hannah, Daisy (Apache Blitz), Sadie (Kickapoo Kara), USS Maxi, Sam's Attaboy, Crystal Souza, Gifted Suzy, Zena, and Jetlag who never made it home.


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I'm so sorry that Lucas had to leave.


Run free Lucas. f_yellow


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Oh, I remember when he came to you, and thinking how lucky you both were to have found each other. I wish he could have stayed longer. I'm so sorry you lost your precious Lucas.

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There are certain dogs that steal your heart even though you have never met. Lucas is that dog for me. I followed his journey over the years. My heart is broken with you and for you, Deb and John. He found his heaven when he got out of that travel crate.




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I'm so sorry for your loss.


Godspeed, special boy.

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It was no accident that things came together for you all. It was meant to be. I am so sorry that he could only be here for such a short time. It seems that God is gathering all his special angels lately. Lucas, run pain free and healthy once again. You are very loved and will be missed by many. That first picture is very precious. It really shows how very happy he was.

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Is that the grin? In the first pic? No wonder you fell so hard in love with Lucas. Seniors, especially bounced seniors, are the best dogs. You gave Lucas the best days of his life and I am so sorry now for your broken heart. :grouphug


Godspeed Lucas, keep smiling best boy.

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Deb, I am sorry your boy had to leave. You both found each other and were made for each other. Your siggie for him is beautiful.


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

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Deb I'm so very sorry. I wish you and that big boy with the great grin could have had more time together. GodSpeed Lucas.

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She's classy, sassy and a bit smart assy.

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I'm so sorry to see this. :(:grouphug

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I'm so very sorry. Lucas was so lucky to have finally found his perfect home and Mom. I wish he could have stayed longer.


Godspeed Lucas.

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