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Well, I have had a hard time mentioning on GT the loss of my Robin. He and I were together for 11 1/2 years and it was hard to say goodbye. But by now I think most of you know that I lost Robin in June at 13 years, 8 months old. He was a very special boy. I was crushed. Though I knew I would not be able to be alone long, I was surprised by how soon it happened. My students had done a service project where they made dog treats for the kennel, so I had to deliver them. SINCE I was there, I asked to go in the kennel and just LOOK at the dogs, to see how I felt. I was standing there, feeling kind of overwhelmed, while all the dogs barked and barked at me, and I turned and saw....THIS.

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I laughed out loud. And fell in love. A few days later, he was home.

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Meet Calvin. He was not yet 2 when I adopted him. And though he was quiet and calm in the kennel, he came home and started BARKING at me and running around the house like a maniac. It has been SO much fun to see him learn about life and come out of his shell. He is a super goofy boy who LOVES to snuggle. Quite the personality. And I kind of like to imagine that Robin sent him to me, and that he's been LAUGHING his ass off at me from the Bridge as he watches me learn to manage what is essentially a huge puppy.

 

I plan on posting more about Calvin and his antics. He is SUCH a goofball. And he is helping to heal my heart. But for now here are a few pictures of our first 5 months together.

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Cathy & Calvin (DOB 9/18/13). Always missing my angel Robin (Abdo Bullard).
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There is nothing more fun than watching a hound when everything is new to them! Gorgeous boy!

 

Congratulations!

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Camp Broodie. The current home of Mark Kay Mark Jack and LaVida I've Got Life.  Always missing my boy Rocket Hi Noon Rocket,  Allie  Phoenix Dynamite, Kate Miss Kate, Starz Under Da Starz, Petunia MW Neptunia and Diva Astar Dashindiva 

 

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He looks,so,stressed,out! :lol Congratulations to both of you. He's great!

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Xavi the galgo and Peter the cat. Missing Iker the galgo ?-Feb.9/19, Treasure (USS Treasure) April 12/01-May 6/13, Phoenix (Hallo Top Son) Dec.14/99-June 4/11 and Loca (Reko Swahili) Oct.9/95 - June 1/09, Allen the boss cat, died late November, 2021, age 19.

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He's actually a fairly small male, though he seems to look big in the pictures. He was only 64.5 pounds when I got him and is now about 70. He's not very tall, either.

 

(Of course, my perception is a little skewed because Robin was a big boy, at 82 pounds in his prime and stocky in frame. But my greyhound friends near me agree...)

 

His muscles are HUGE, which could be making him look big, too. :)

Cathy & Calvin (DOB 9/18/13). Always missing my angel Robin (Abdo Bullard).
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That first pic made me laugh out loud too. What a ham! Calvin is gorgeous and I'm so glad he's helping mend your broken heart.

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Rachel with feline rivals Tootie and Richard and squatter cats Crumpet and Fezziwig.
Always missing gentlemen kitties Mud and Henry, and our beautiful, strong, silly
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Congrats. He is a very sweet boy. This post brought tears to my eyes because I can feel your joy while reading it. Thank you for sharing.

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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Well YAY! This is so great to see. Congratulations!!

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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This is so cool!!!! I don't know which photo I enjoyed more, the first one of him roaching in the kennel, obviously showing you his "best side"

or the "RAWWR!!!" Congratulations, and may Robin be as amused as we are watching you live with the "big puppy."

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

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Welcome home, handsome Calvin!

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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You two were meant to be together. After seeing the first photo I know why you chose him. I bet he will keep you laughing. It is the circle of life. One story ends and another one begins. I look forward to seeing and hearing more adventures with Calvin.

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Here's to much more laughter with him! :beatheart

 

And yes please to more posts--can't get enough of that gorgeous face of his!

Kendra, devoted walker of Lucia (Larking About x Anastasia) and her son Henry (Tom Jones: Great Son x Lucia), plus Grandpa Grey the Galgo/Greyhound cross.

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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