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Bam Bam (Deco Barnett) 11/11/05 - 1/19/16


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I fell in love with Bam Bam right here on Greytalk. Coach had posted his picture. He had been injured and retired, and Coach posted pix of a beautiful red greyhound with soulful eyes. He said Bam Bam would make someone a wonderful pet. He had just turned 2 years old. We adopted him a few weeks before Christmas, 2007, and he became our 3rd greyhound, and we had a pack. We actually didn't adopt him right away, we fostered with intent to fail. I wasn't so sure 3 was a good idea, 2 was ideal, he was male, and we didn't know if he was cat safe. He was a pain in the butt to housetrain after our 2 girls were such a breeze, and quickly earned the nickname "Misser Pisser". He seemed fine with the cats until a few months later when Dash took off too fast from the bed, and Bam's instinct kicked in and he chased, and caught Dash's leg before I could stop him. I still remember the person answering the phone at the vet saying, "your GREYHOUND bit your cat?". Dash needed a few stitches in his leg, but was no worse for wear. I don't think Bam intended any harm, but I then questioned myself whether he might do it again and if we should let him go to another home. I think it was that moment that I realized he was MY dog. We then went and signed the paperwork and made it official.

He was a special hound. He had a special "wookie" sound he would make when he really wanted something, usually dinner, or to go out. He loved to lay his big ole head in your lap and get petted. He would stand there for hours if he could. Those big soulful eyes would never look in yours though. He was not dominant and it bothered him when I tried to teach him "Watch Me". Around other male dogs on our walks, he was a different dog though. We had another greyhound, Odie, in our neighborhood that was friendly with our girls.... Until Bammy told him that he was messing with HIS women!

He was afraid of thunder and fireworks. His safe place was "guarding the washer" and he was always in the way when I did laundry during rain storms.

Unfortunately like our girls, Mimosa and Mimi, he also developed the telltale symptoms of Osteosarcoma. It was in his left shoulder. We hoped it was just arthritis, but deep down we all knew we had been "snake bitten" a 3rd time. Last night he had a horrible night and let us know it was time. Today we said our goodbyes and our hearts are breaking again.

Goodbye Misser Pisser, Bammy Lammy, Bamalamadingdong. You were a special boy and we miss you like crazy. Say hi to Mimi and Mimosa for us.



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Camille, Mom to Cher and Centeno! Also the kitties: Dash, Tod, and Starburst.
Waiting at the Bridge: Bam Bam, Mimi, Mimosa Grove, Magic, Roscoe, Buckwheat, Knick Knack, and Skylarphoto-11974.jpg?__rand=0.00790800+129039

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. I remember Coach's posts about Bam Bam and when you adopted him.

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So very sorry for the loss of your Bam Bam.

Remember the good times.....


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Oh, I am so sad and sorry to read this. Take comfort in knowing that your sweet boy, Bam Bam, is at peace, pain free and running once again with the wind. I do hate cancer. It is the thief who robs us, everyday, of those we love. G-d bless.

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I'm so sorry for your loss.


Godspeed, sweetie.

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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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Laundry will never be the same. What a wonderful boy. I am so sorry for your loss. :grouphug


Godspeed Bam Bam.

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I'm so very sorry. Your soulful-eyed boy had to leave much too soon.


Godspeed Bam Bam.

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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), Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10-12/22), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08-4/23)

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I am very sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy.


Run free Bam Bam, 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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