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Mohican January 16, 2001 – September 12, 2014


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This is the obituary I sent out to all of our friends & family, after we released our boy from his pain. I thought I would share it here.
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Dear Family & Friends,
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our beloved greyhound, Mohican. He passed away in the comfort of his own home on Friday, September 12.

Mohican (formerly Mohican Scrub) was born on January 16, 2001. We don’t know much about Mohican’s puppy days, other than his parents’ names, and that he had one littermate, a sister named Mohican Scrabble. His racing career is documented online: he raced 228 times in his career (more than almost any other greyhound we’ve since met). He broke his maiden in May of 2002 in West Virginia (the same track where his adoptive brother would one day spend most of his racing career), and then regularly raced at Daytona Beach until 2005. He ran his final “professional” race on May 5, 2005.

Mohican’s “Gotcha’ Day” - the day he came into our lives - was August 13, 2005, the hottest day of that summer. We had to pick him up at the home of one of the rescue group’s volunteers. He was one of two dogs being re-homed that evening, both similar-looking brindles. One was whining and pacing incessantly. “We hope we don’t get the one that’s whining,” we whispered to each other. The whining dog finally settled down on the volunteers’ back deck, at the top of a ramp leading to their patio, that they had in place for a disabled dog they had. Over the course of the 15 minutes or so that it took to finish the adoption paperwork, we watched as that dog slowly slid, head first and lying on his side, from the top of the ramp, all the way to the bottom: and that was our first real introduction to the dog who would become our goofy boy.

Although he came to us straight from the track, with no fostering in-between, he adapted very quickly to life as a pet. He learned how to go up and down stairs, although he never did learn how to take them any slower than a sprint. And he determined straight away that every couch, bed and soft surface in the house was his. It did, however, take him a while to figure out that not all walks are done in a circle. He would insist on walking and walking down the road, refusing to turn around. When we finally could get him turned back towards home in those early days, he’d worn himself out so much that we often had to try to carry him. Even when he learned that he had to about-face, he would always take a few steps more when we’d say, “Time to turn around?” He always wanted to keep going. His indomitable spirit stayed with him to the end. Even on his last days, when he would go outside, he would look longingly at the distances he no longer had the ability to reach, before turning for home and his couch.

If Mohican were to be cast in an 80’s brat-pack movie, he’d be the affable jock, who was perhaps a bit dim, but who didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He loved everybody and assumed that everybody would love him. He would run to the door to enthusiastically greet any and all who came to visit, then dance to the kitchen counter, pointing to the treat jars with his nose, as if to say, “See, human friend, here’s the good stuff! Now give me one!” never doubting for a second that he would be obliged. He barked like a mad-man the first time he saw snow, and after a few attempts at running in it, he decided he most definitely did not like the feel of snow on his belly. He loved new stuffy toys and would try to set new personal best records for biting the squeakers until they couldn’t squeak anymore.

Mohican was ours – and we were his – for 9 years. Without him, we never would come to love the greyhound breed. Without him, we never would’ve discovered greyhound travel. Without him we never would’ve adopted the Finger Lakes as our summer vacation spot, and we never would’ve discovered our love of NY Riesling

Mohican is survived by his adoptive brother, Matawan (formerly, WV’s Matewan), his grieving owners, and all of you who are reading this who made room for our boy in your heart.


One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress. Whenever you visit my grave, say to yourselves with regret but also with happiness in your hearts at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: ‘Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved.’ No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.”
- Eugene O’Neill

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your perfect boy.

 

Godspeed, Mohican.

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. He was the perfect match for you.

 

Godspeed Mohican.

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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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Cynthia, & Cristiano, galgo
Always in my heart: Frostman
Newdawn Frost, Keno Jet Action & Chloe (NGA racing name unknown), Irys (galgo), Hannah (weim), Cruz (galgo), & Carly CW Your Charming

Princess http://www.greyhound-data.com/d?i=1018857

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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it's such a beautiful tribute, no doubt you loved each other very much. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jan with precious pups 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; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. 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 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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He really was the perfect first Greyhound and he blossomed under the light of your love. I am very sorry for your loss.

Linda, Mom to Fuzz, Barkley, and the felines Miss Kitty, Simon and Joseph.Waiting at The Bridge: Alex, Josh, Harley, Nikki, Beemer, Anna, Frank, Rachel, my heart & soul, Suze and the best boy ever, Dalton.<p>

:candle ....for all those hounds that are sick, hurt, lost or waiting for their forever homes. SENIORS ROCK :rivethead

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I have added Mohican's name to the list of September Bridge Angels.

Edited by macoduck

 

Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
Angels: Charlie the iggy,  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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Leaky eyes here too. So sorry you had to say goodbye to Mohican, but what a wonderful nine years you had together. :grouphug

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When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues. The work of grief is to reconcile and redeem life to a different love relationship. ~ W Scott Lineberry

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

...............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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So very sorry for the loss of your Mohican.

Remember all the good times....

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Mario (2nd Chance Rescue).   Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) and especially  Nigel (Nigel), waiting at the Bridge

 

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I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. He was the perfect Greyhound.

 

Run free Mohican, 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 a lovely, quirky, big hearted character he was. How you loved him and how well you understood him. I can't imagine how empty your home must feel.

I'm so sorry you lost your precious boy.

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Nancy, Mom to Evangelina, Kiva and Laila
Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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