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Graham (Rj's Gomer Pyle) 8/6/02~~10/14/15


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I did not want to be posting here again so soon, just a few months since I told you all about Sam's passing. Yet here I am again, losing the second of our old boys.

Graham was a bounce who came to us (with Phoebe) April 15, '12. They had lived together since '07 but needed to move on to a new home. We had just lost Maggie

and even with Sam the house felt empty. We had already decided on taking Phoebe but I asked that they bring along Graham just to see him. He was a big boy, around

80 lbs of light brindle. He was not the prettiest greyhound I had ever seen but we were oh so glad we included him in the adoption. He was so full of love, so playful, and

one of those that always wanted to know where you were, what you were doing, especially my husband. Graham was the first at the door when we came home anytime,

bouncing, spinning, tossing a toy. Sometimes the homecoming (even after an hour!) was so much he just "had" to go outside and run some laps in the yard. He had arrived

from his first home with a stuffed mallard duck and even tho we had a basket of toys the duck was always his buddy. He would sleep with it, toss it, have DH throw it for

him to run and get. Maybe it was a memory of someone he loved before because he definitely had a lot and needed a lot of love. He loved his walks, fritos, laying outside

on the screened in deck, neck rubs, and of course his duck. He always seemed, and vet would comment, what good shape he was in and how good he looked for 12 plus.

But by late summer this began to change and he began to fail. He turned 13 and we knew we had very little time left with him. He had always had a certain dignity, a quiet

majesty (when he wasn't being silly) and as his body failed him more and more it was not the way he would have wanted to live I know. My husband keeps glancing

behind him because that is where Graham usually was and I swear I have seen from the corner of my eye him going down the hall . He was so incredibly loyal and focused

on his people, maybe he still is here just a bit with us. I hope so.

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I am so sorry for your loss

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this special boy seemed to have a huge, loving presence---i can't imagine how much you will miss him. i'm so sorry you lost your precious graham.

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I am so sorry for your loss, I truly believe that Graham is visiting you to make sure you and your husband are okay.

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So very sorry for the loss of your Graham.

Remember the good times.....

 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Godspeed, good boy.

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He was obviously well loved and sounds like a very special boy. I'm so sorry he had to leave you physically, but it sounds like he's making sure you two are going to be okay. :grouphug

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I'm so very sorry. He was a special boy.

 

Godspeed Graham.

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A boy and his duck, what a sweet, special guy. I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Godspeed Graham. Keep peeking around the corner for your peeps.

 

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My heart goes out to you with two losses so close together. I very much enjoyed your remembrance of Graham. It's obvious that he was a very special boy, who knew much love with you, and gave you his love and devotion in return. I'm so very sorry that you had to say goodbye :grouphug

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Graham. :grouphug

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I am very sorry. Thank you for opening your home to him, he sounds like he loved being there.

 

Run free Graham, run free sweetie...:gh_run

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I am sorry that Graham didnt have a longer stay with you but so glad for the time that he did. Those old houndies really can quickly become glued to our hearts.

 

 

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I, too, hope his spirit is still with you. It's a heart-warming thought that in some ways he remains where he was so happy -- with his people.

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A lovely tribute to a well-loved boy. I'm so sorry he had to leave. Hope he visits your dreams from time to time.

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