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I wasn't sure what to say about Andy, I mean, what do you say about someone whom you've known for 17 short months? But that's the thing about dogs, and senior dogs and especially old greyhounds, they are kind and intuitive and invite us to know them and most importantly to love them. Andy was a track drop-out after 11 race fails and was adopted by a loving family who doted on him for nine years. Their hearts broke when they were forced to re-home him and after five weeks without a permanent address Andy came to live with me and the four resident campers. Andy arrived with every piece of paperwork documenting his health history but the heartwrencher was the handwritten note of two columns: "Andy's Likes and Dislikes." Among his dislikes were "Being handled by the hindquarters; does mule position" and some of his likes: "Going thru garbage*; walks (one mile a.m., 1/2 mile at noon, 1/2 mile p.m.); shredded cheese in food**." *Indeed, shortly after he arrived Andy marked his turf by producing two very large rags in his poop :blush - who knows how long he'd been carrying those around, sigh. And **every meal at camp included a sprinkle of shredded cheese on top. He did love to eat. A month after he arrived we celebrated Andy's 11th birthday. *I* would say that his best gift was being mentored for two weeks by Seamie. He quickly earned his badge in landskaping.

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*He* would undoubtedly say that his most favorite gift was his new girlfriend, Foster Sweet :inlove They were an ideal couple after she made clear her brood momma rules :wife

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They walked together every day until we had to help Sweet to the Bridge. It was difficult to watch him grieve so what could I do but "foster" another brood momma and where Sweet left off Bea picked right up.

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Happy tail, shaking hands, our game of "All Done!", learning to catch goldfish and mooshies, the way he reached out with his paw to place it on my arm or knee just to be close during a moment :beatheart how he danced so proudly, swaying his head low and from side to side when it was time for a walk, how he loved to eat whether it was food or dirt or garbage it was all good :lol Other than Seamie he was the only camper who ever begged shared my meals (from the fork even). Silly boy. I will even miss his non-stop barking that greeted me EverySingleTime I walked through the door.
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Short and sweet Andy, just as your stay with us has been. I am so sorry we couldn't fix it buddy, so very sorry, you fought so hard until you couldn't anymore. I am so glad we stopped for that banilla cone on the way to give you your wings. You left on Pal's birthday and with Seamie cooking all day what a party that must have been when you arrived. Thank you for delivering those messages for me sweet boy :brokenheart:heart and Andy, thanks for being here, buddy :kiss2 We're going to miss you.
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Godspeed Andy :angelwings

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Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. Annie Oooh M. 

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. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Awwww what a beautiful boy. I'm so sorry he had to leave you. Thank you for all you do for the senior dogs, you have a big heart.I just love the picture of his paw on your foot.You were loved Andy. :beatheart

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Awww Jan, I am so sorry. What a wonderful tribute. I will always remember that photo sequence of him on a bed outside. :f_white

One of my favs too, Andy: A Study :heart Thank you guys :grouphug

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees:  Punkin. Annie Oooh M. 

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. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Another sweet one leaves after just such a short time.

Although they break our hearts as we know the older ones will, we still

choose to love them for as long as they have.

Bless you for loving this sweet, gentle boy.

 

Rest well sweet Andy.

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Run free, Andy. You will be missed here, but never forgotten. :f_red

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free Andy.

Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.

 

Nadine with Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice), Abu (Cillowen Abu) and bridge angels Colin (Dessies Hero) and Andy (Riot Officer).

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:beatheart Andy

 

:grouphug Jan and your campers

 

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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He was so handsome and so perfect. I'm sorry he couldn't stay longer to help you with landskaping and eating and using up shredded cheese :wub: :wub: :wub: .

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

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, Jan. I am so incredibly sorry. If a dog has to lose a good home, he can do no better than to end up in yours. He was even more fortunate to be mentored by Seamie and to have two broodie girlfriends. He wasn't with you long enough, but I know he enjoyed the heck out of his time with you.

 

Godspeed Andy.

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 for the loss of your handsome fellow....

 

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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What a choir there was to greet him. All of ours who have gone before him. Rest easy sweet boy. We will all miss you.

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Aw, Jan... I know how hard you both fought. His time with you may not have been as long as either of you would have liked, but it was, nonetheless, a precious jewel. You gave him the safe harbor of a loving home - the best any dog could want. And he returned that special treasure, the love of an old dog.

 

Run with the angels, Andy. I bet Sweet is waiting to greet you.

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Oh Jan.......I am so, so sorry about Andy. A beautiful tribute to a wonderful boy. I know your time together was short, but what joy and love you had :beatheart

 

Whew....it's been a tough week :grouphug

 

Godspeed Andy :heart

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