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Toby (Sol Marcus) 4/4/2004-7/3/2015


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Today we had to say goodbye to our sweet, handsome 11 year old Toby. He had been limping on his right front leg for the last few weeks. As soon as it started, I began suspecting the dreaded osteo, so I started him on pain meds. It got to the point this week that he was having trouble bearing weight on his right leg. I took him to the vet today and she confirmed osteo. We had no choice but to say goodbye. Thankfully, my husband, older son, and I were all off work today, and our younger son is home from college, so we all were able to be with him as he passed peacefully. I don't even know where to begin to describe Toby. He was our first greyhound. He came to us 8 years ago, straight off the track at Derby Lane. He was loveable, gorgeous, and had the most perfect, happy temperament. He lost an eye last year to glaucoma but other than than this he was in wonderful shape and enjoyed going on hikes and outings up until this last month. We will miss him terribly but I am so thankful for him. Because of him I have made so many friends and I like to think that through my greyhound volunteer work I've helped a few hounds find their forever homes, too. I hope to see him again someday and hope he is running pain-free again at the Bridge with Robin, our other greyhound angel. He will be forever missed. Rest in peace, sweet baby. We love you so very much.


First picture I ever saw of him. I knew I had to have him!



Total sweetheart, always so happy!



He was a sight to see when he was running full speed.



I hope he and Robin are running together again at the Rainbow Bridge. I can't believe they are both gone now.



Our handsome boy.



Even though he lost an eye to glaucoma last year, he was still our handsome boy, who loved going on outings and hikes. 20150524_175204-1_zpsjda01oif.jpg

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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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Rita, I'm so sorry for your loss of Toby. I will always remember him with Robin. I'm sure they are happy and together again, running at the bridge.




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{{{{{{{{{{Rita & family}}}}}}}}}}


I'm so sorry he couldn't stay longer.


Toby, be a good boy over the Bridge. You are missed already and always will be.

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I'm so very sorry. Your handsome boy left much too soon.


Godspeed Toby.

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Oh, I'm so sorry to see this. :grouphug



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{{Rita}} My heart sank when I saw Toby's name here. I am so sorry. For sure, he and Robin are together again, smiling, pain-free, the pony and the baby bird together again (that was one of my most favorite of your posts about your sweet boys). :grouphug


Godspeed Toby.

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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 the loss of your very handsome, Toby.

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I am so sorry to read this Rita. I know how special he and Robin both were to you and your family. You will meet again one day. It seems like a dog generation has been lost. The times goes so fast.


Run Free Toby..............




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