mimosasmom Posted January 19, 2016 Share Posted January 19, 2016 (edited) 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. Edited January 19, 2016 by mimosasmom Quote 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 Skylar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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