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:sad1 I've been checking every day and thinking of you and Andy. :grouphug

 

Andy was beautiful. And, what a lucky boy he was to find his way to you. I know you fit a lot of love and good times into those 17 months, and that you did your very best for your sweet boy. As always, I think you are such a special person for giving your home and your heart to these seniors, and please know that my heart goes out to you, Jan. You are in my thoughts :grouphug

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A life well lived, but I'm sorry all the same that he couldn't stay with you for longer :f_white .

 

Run free sweet boy, knowing how well you were loved. :gh_run2

Clare with Tiger (Snapper Gar, b. 18/05/2015), and remembering Ken (Boomtown Ken, 01/05/2011-21/02/2020) and Doc (Barefoot Doctor, 20/08/2001-15/04/2015).

"It is also to be noted of every species, that the handsomest of each move best ... and beasts of the most elegant form, always excel in speed; of this, the horse and greyhound are beautiful examples."----Wiliam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.

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Jan, your tribute to Andy is beautiful and moving. In bringing Andy home, you gave him the gift of continuing a happy and loving home that started with his original family. He was really special, a sweet and gentle guy who clearly loved being at Camp Greyhound. Although he couldn't stay longer, what a joyful life he had during his time with you. Watching him bond with Sweet, then Bea was wonderful to see.

 

Rest well Andy! All the Campers who have gone before you are waiting for you to join them.

 

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Hobbes - April 2, 1994 to April 9, 2008-----Tasha - May 23, 2000 to March 31, 2013

Fiona - Aug 29, 2001 to May 5, 2014-----Bailey - March 22, 2001 to Jan 20, 2015

Zeke - June 1, 2004 - Jan 26, 2016----Callie - July 14, 2006 to July 27, 2019

Forever in my heart: Chooch, Molly, Dylan & Lucy

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Jan, I am so very sorry. He was such a sweet boy even with his quirks and I know you will miss him so much. You gave him an awesome home that he will always remember.

 

Run free Andy, 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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I made it all the way to the picture of his paw on your foot before my eyes started leaking.

 

Happy Trails, Andy. Your time at CampGreyhound may not have been the longest, but you sure did make it count.

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

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I am so sorry. I loved seeing his photos and reading of his adventures.

Patty,

Mom to Jaxson 5/12/2017

Forever in my heart: Joey 11/01/2007 to 12/06/2018, Scout 11/19/2005 to 07/15/15 and Jack 01/03/2004 to 06/11/2011

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I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to Andy. :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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:cry1 Hugs to you, Jan. Thank you for loving Andy and sharing him with us.

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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your tribute is filled with such love and understanding for your sweet, quirky guy. andy was blessed to be one of your beloved campers in his later years. i'm so sorry he had to leave you too soon.

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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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Ugh, this thread got me. I'm so sorry Andy had to go. The feeling of trying to fix it myself is still fresh in my mind and I completely understand. You gave him a great ending. I'm certain Kasey will help show him around. Godspeed Andy :f_white

Proudly owned by:
10 year old "Ryder" CR Redman Gotcha May 2010
12.5 year old Angel "Kasey" Goodbye Kasey Gotcha July 2005-Aug 1, 2015

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Thank you all so much. I realized that I'm back to where I was ten years ago, with two younger boys and an older female. It has been quiet here, even with three.

 

9/19/15: This morning I realize for the first time since Andy left that we no longer have to hide the bathroom trash in the closet :(

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Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Punkin. Annie. Miss 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, Knot Like The Others.

 

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

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Jan,

 

I wish Andy could have stayed with you longer and I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm wondering if his first family was given information about who had adopted him. If so, as hard as it was to give him up, I'm sure their hearts were warmed knowing he would be dearly loved and cherished by you for his remaining time here on earth . . . I'm so glad that he found you! He was a beautiful boy & I loved your photos and story about him.

 

As I close, I'm headed out to my screened-in porch to ring my windchimes & say 'good-bye' to your sweet Andy. ~ May he kick up the wind and dance on the wings of angels ~

 

Hugs & much love to you and your campers . . .

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Oh, Andy. :beatheart I'm so sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing him with us.

Kendra, devoted walker of Lucia (Larking About x Anastasia) and her son Henry (Tom Jones: Great Son x Lucia).

Missing Badger (Vf Get R Done: Quicksand Slip x Ll Tee el See), 5/7/04 - 2/20/14, who opened our hearts and our home to greyhounds,
    Kenzie (Slatex Kenzie: Randy Handy x Slatex Chrisy), 4/16/03 - 10/29/14, who really knew what a good dog she was,
    and Falcon (Atascocita Sabat: Dodgem by Design x Atascocita Barb), 9/13/10 - 1/31/20, who was grumpy and snarky but eventually a little bit cuddly, too.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I feel deeply for you perhaps because I have my own Andy here, roaching on the sofa with his muzzle already getting white.

Your tribute reminds of the transience of life. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and memories.

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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