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Peace (Grey's Pitch Black) 6/20/01-8/29/14


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My beloved girl Peace left this world yesterday. To say I am shattered is an understatement. I was lucky enough to have her in my home for almost 5 wonderful years.

I adopted her after a number of my friends at Regap of Illinois adopted older Momma dogs. When I went along with my friend Rita to pick up her Momma dog Chance the director of my group, Mona Moore asked me when I was going to adopt a second greyhound. I told her my Mom was the sticking point. She said she had the perfect girl for me and brought out a sweet, shiney black girl named Grey's Pitch Black.

We came up with a plan where my Mom and I would "happen" to meet Mona at our local vet. She would "happen" to bring Pitch along and ask us to foster her. (This story appeared in the Celebrating Greyhound Magazine in the article "The Accidental Foster".) The plan worked and my new girl wasn't in our house more than an hour when I heard my Mom say "don't be scared, this is your home now and we will take care of you." I knew she was mine.

We changed her name to Peace and she joined my Luka at meet and greets every weekend. She loved people and always pushed her way to the front of the pack to get some loving. Peace didn't retire until she was 8 1/2 years old. She deserved every soft bed, every single cookie and all the loving she could ask for. It was my honor and joy to make her happy. Every night she would have to visit me in bed for one last loving touch before she went to sleep.

She walked with me to the front door every morning as I went to get the newspaper and she chattered loudly and asked for a hug. She always told me how happy she was with her life. Peace and I went to Louisville together one year to the Shamrock Greyhound Event. I wanted her to have a trip with just the two of us together. We made some beautiful memories. Everyone loved that pretty black girl in her peace collar and peace skirt.

After Peace decided she no longer liked to go for rides in my Jeep I retired her from meet and greets and greyhound trips. She took care of my family when Luka and I were not there.

Peace ran 177 races and had two litters of puppies. She loved to run. In her dreams she was running as her feet and legs moved on her bed. She would growl and bark but she never did that when she was awake. She did however, bark at Luka and my fox terrier Scout when she thought they were getting too close to stepping on her on her bed. Oh no! Sister yelled at them and boy did they respect her space after that. It was funny to see those two try their best to avoid walking past her bed as she napped.

I wish we had more time together. But no matter how long, it would never be enough. She packed a lot of life in her retirement and I am glad I was able to help her write a beautiful end to her life story. I truly hope at that last moment she looked back and said "Wow- that was a good time!".

Peace was loved by all who met her and her Aunties and Uncles at Regap.

Thank you Dr Wahl at Avenue Animal Hospital in Tinley Park, Il for giving her a gentle passing. Your team was so kind and compassionate.

Thank you to Kathy and Phyllis who were there at the hospital to comfort and care for Luka as we said goodbye. Thank you to all my friends who offered to come with us as we said goodbye, who sent e-mails and called to offer their sympathy and support.

Run free sweet daughter, run free and know your Momma loves you so.

With a sad heart,

Jan and Luka

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I'm very sorry for the loss of your sweet girl.

 

Run free, Peace. :f_pink

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Camp Broodie. The current home of Mark Kay Mark Jack and LaVida I've Got Life.  Always missing my boy Rocket Hi Noon Rocket,  Allie  Phoenix Dynamite, Kate Miss Kate, Starz Under Da Starz, Petunia MW Neptunia and Diva Astar Dashindiva 

 

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{{{{{{{{{{Jan}}}}}}}}}} I'm so sorry she had to leave you.

 

Godspeed, Peace.

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 very sorry your baby girl had to leave you, Jan :( :( :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 so very sorry.

 

Godspeed Peace.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), 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), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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So very sorry you have lost your special girl.

Remember the good times......

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos).   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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She was clearly very special and deserved the wonderful home and life you gave her! I'm sorry she had to leave.

:f_pink

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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I'm so sorry for your loss. Every greyhound is special, but there is something magical about momma dogs. Your tribute says it so well.

 

Run with the angels, Peace

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Marc and Myun plus Starbuck (the cat)
Pinky my AWOL girl, wherever you are, I miss you.
Angels Honey (6/30/99-11/3/11) Nadia (5/11/99-6/4/12) Kara (6/5/99-7/17/12) Cleo (4/13/2000-4/19/2014)

Antnee (12/1/2002=2/20/17)

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