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Pinky (Aka Wagtail Resolve): 4/25/03 - 3/17/14

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It was a cold day in 2008 travelling across PA with my friend Joanne to pick up a few greyhounds in Altoona, PA. We were originally supposed to only pick up 2 hounds but there was a late addition to the haul and GRR said they would take her as well. She had been in a home previously but was returned through no fault of her own. The only other thing we knew about her was that her name was Pinky and she was called that because she was missing one of her pinky toes.

 

Pinky was the third one off the hauler and a very striking little girl. She had the sweetest face that reminded me of my Pretty that passed a couple of years earlier. She was all white with some black ticking on her and very curious about her new surroundings. She walked back and forth across the grassy area in the parking lot several times before finding the perfect spot to pee. Ahhh…

 

We got all the hounds loaded in the truck and headed on the 6+ hour journey back to NY. We were about halfway home when I peeked in the rear view mirror and saw Pinky smiling back at me! Needless to say I was smitten and when we got back to NY I told Christine I would “foster” her.

 

Well as you can guess I failed fostering fast and Cody had himself a new sister. She adored Cody and followed him everywhere and learned about home life – i.e. how comfortable the couch and bed can be! Cody also showed her the finer points of Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. Pinky was never crazy about walking in the water but certainly loved that sand and could walk forever on it!

 

Pinky was the queen of roaching! Not a day passed that you wouldn’t see her on her back with legs everywhere. She was very playful with her toys and had a few favorites like her blue & pink elephant and her big Scooby. Oh and if you hadn’t guessed already Pinky was a smiler, if she liked you she would show you all of her pearly whites. But don’t let her teeth and rambunctious playfulness fool you, she was a gentle soul and as sweet as could be. She also didn’t get the memo that greyhounds don’t bark, she didn’t bark a lot but if she wanted something she would give you this single gentle “woof”.

 

She and Cody were inseparable so when Cody passed away it was hard on her. She went though a quick bout of separation anxiety but we quickly overcame that and she learned to be queen of the house. We had a great year and spent lots of time together. It was weird going back to Dewey w/o Cody but we had each other and had an enjoyable time with friends, hound and human, despite the weather.

 

It wasn’t long after Dewey that I met someone special who had her own dog, a toy Yorkie named Snooki. Pinky wasn’t quite so sure about her at first, and was a little afraid but after a couple of weeks they really warmed up to each other and could be spotted sharing beds at times and even playing with each other. We won’t speak about the time Pinky actually squeezed into the small dog bed.

 

Unfortunately Pinky’s time with her little sister would be short. She was diagnosed with cancer in mid January and put up a good fight until mid March.

 

Pinky of course had her share of nick names things like Stinky Pinky, Pinky Pop and Pinker Poppers to name a few.

 

Right now I’m missing my gentle girl roaching next to me on the couch. She was special in so many ways and taught me so much, she will always be missed.

 

Good night Pinker, daddy loves you.

 

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Pinky & Scooby

 

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Luvin' the toys!

 

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Mirroring Cody

 

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Queen of roaching!

 

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Looking dapper in her winter hat!

 

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With her little sister.

 

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Beautiful as always...

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:grouphug Pinky was a very special girl. I have added her name to the Bridge Angels list.

Edited by macoduck

 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella)
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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I am so very sorry. Run free, pretty girl.


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Cindy with Miss Fancypants
Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
The flame that burns the brightest, burns the fastest and leaves the biggest shadow

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What a beautiful girl! I am so sorry she had to leave you. :grouphug:f_pink


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Humans Kathy and Jim with our girls, Ivy (Carolina Spoon) and Cherry (Fly Cherry Pie)

Missing our beautiful angel Breeze (Dighton Breeze) and angel Beka (BM Beko) - you are forever in our hearts.

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Oh no. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful sweet girl. :(

 

Godspeed, precious.


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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Oh, I am truly sorry


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Christie and Bootsy (Turt McGurt and Gil too)
Loving and missing Argos & Likky, forever and ever.
~Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. ~

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Run free sweet baby. Watch over your Daddy. :bighug:cry1:bighug


waiting at the bridge Connie Van Teddy & Jojo, Cobra

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I'm so very sorry. Your pretty girl left much too soon.

 

Godspeed Pinky.


Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
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)

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What a sweet, pretty girl. I am so very sorry for your loss, Jay.


...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus
(Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out.
Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.
Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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Jay, I'm so sorry for your loss of Pinky. Your tribute to her is beautiful.

Edited by greytpups

Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Jay, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You sweet girl was truly beautiful.


Judy, mom to Do Bee, Bandita, Angel and Gizmo

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey

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Oh, Jay, that was such a beautiful tribute. I'm so sorry your precious girl had to leave.


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Nancy, Mom to Evangelina, Kiva and Laila, and kitty Simon
Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, and kitties Lily and Sam
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I do hate cancer. It is the thief who robs us, everyday, of those we love. I am so very sorry for your loss. Pinky was very beautiful.


Irene Ullmann w/Shine and Odin in Lower Delaware
Angels Brandy, John E, American Idol, Paul and Fuzzy
Handcrafted Greyhound and Custom Clocks http://www.houndtime.com
Zoom Doggies-Racing Coats for Racing Greyhounds

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What a beautiful girl......I'm so very sorry :grouphug

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I'm so sorry you've lost Pinky. She was beautiful.

:grouphug


Rita, mom to Dakota (Dakotas Dream) & Wish (Kiowa Wish Wish) and my angels

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

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France

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Jay, I am so very sorry. Pink sure lived the good life with you. :grouphug

 

Godspeed beautiful girl. :f_pink


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart.

 

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I'm so sorry jay.


Melanie and Eric with Leminim and Eieio and silly kitty Elsa.
See you again someday, my sweet Payton (Flying Payton May 9, 2000-March 18, 2012)
Missing my sweet JJ, world's sweetest cat (April 1997-November 30, 2015)

Stealing food in heaven, my darling Minnie (2006-April 21, 2016)
Reunited with her favorite person in heaven, my Dad, Satin the skittish kitty (2002-May 7, 2016)

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