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Fth Sweet Talker, Aka The Majestic Pippin


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Once upon a time, over Christmas in 2004, a beautiful mama dog had a litter of 5 red brindle boys. A lot of GTers watched the computer the night they were born. They were collectively known as "The Banjo Boyz," and Pippin, aka "FTH Sweet Talker" was Banjo Boy #5, because he was number 5 in the litter.

He may have been the last born, but he was NOT a runt. None of those Boyz were small. They grew into tall, handsome hounds and raced into hearts across the entire continent.

Under a concept called "pre-adoption," Banjo Boy #5 was promised to me when he was 5 days old - that meant that when he retired from racing, I had first right of refusal on adopting him. The FTH in his racing name stood for "Follow That Hound," which was a family of pre-adopters for the dogs from Bill & Cathie Lambert's racing kennel in Jacksonville.

When I can find them, I'll post his puppy pictures, and the picture that earned him the nickname "The Majestic Pippin." And pictures of when I first met him, and a racing picture or 2 of him, and pictures from when he first moved into my house with me, 8 years ago.

I won't post the picture of the lump on his knee that surfaced this week, and was diagnosed by my vet today as Osteosarcoma. I won't post the picture of my breaking heart or my leaking eyes.

The problem with dogs is that no matter how much we love them, or how much they love us, they just don't live long enough.

Whenever I bring a new dog into my home, I make them a promise. I promise that I will take care of them to the best of my ability, and that I will always choose what's in THEIR best interest, regardless of how much it might hurt me.

I kept that promise today. **sobs**

We had 8 years together, Mr Man, buddy, Pipster. You are running pain-free now at the bridge, reunited with your Mama Banjo, my Casey-girl, and little Zoe. You're meeting my Jessie for the first time, and renewing your acquaintance with my Angie-girl.

I miss you, but I love you too much to let you stay here in pain.

FTH Sweet Talker, The Majestic Pippin... run free to good health, my friend. I love you.

Mary Semper Fi, Dad - I miss you. Remembering Carla Benoist, a Greyhound/Pibble's bestest friend, Princess Zoe Brick-Butt, the little IG with the huge impact on hearts around the world - Miz Foxy - Greyhound Trish - Batman, the Roman-nosed Gentleman - Profile, the Handsome Man - Hunky the Hunkalicious - Jeany the Beautiful Lady- Zema, the most beautiful girl in the world - Jessie, the lovable nuisance - and my 3 Greys: my Angie-girl, my Casey-girl, and The Majestic Pippin, running forever in my heart. (I will always love you and miss you,my friends)

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I'm so sorry for your loss. He was way too young.


Run pain-free, Pippin. You will be missed, but never forgotten. :f_red


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I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to Pippin. You gave him a wonderful life and a selfless final gift. :grouphug


Run Free Pippin! :gh_run2


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So very sorry for the loss of your Pippin.

Remember the good times...


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Mary, I am so sorry. :grouphugMissing someone is a way of keeping them with us, even when they are not.


Godspeed good boy.

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Oh, Mary, I'm so sorry to hear this news. :brokenheart


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I'm so very sorry. Your precious boy had to leave too soon.


Godspeed Pippin.

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Lots and lots of hugs. He was a good boy, and you were his good person.


Godspeed, Pippin.

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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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I'm so very sorry, Mary :grouphug

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The problem with dogs is that no matter how much we love them, or how much they love us, they just don't live long enough.



How sadly true.


Godspeed Pippin....

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Oh Mary, I am so sad and sorry to read this. There have been too many losses this month.


I do hate cancer. It is the thief who robs us, everyday, of those we love.

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