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N Zander November 17, '08 - March 12, '16


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My beloved Zander.


My one and only Prince.


November 17, 2008 - March 12, 2016


One year 10 days post amputation.


Cancer robbed another innocent soul.


I want to honor Zander's life rather than grieve it. He brought us so much joy and made a seamlessly integration with our already established pack.


He was our resident mouth piece who showed his excitement by barking like a certain cow doggie who happened to be his mother.


But his roo, his beautiful baritone roo was both music to our ears and a beauty to behold. Head back. Needle Nose straight up and he sang with soul.


Speaking of soul. Zander's eyes. He has the deepest, most expressive brown eyes I have ever seen. The most beautiful eyes....and they followed me everywhere, all the time. He positioned himself on a certain bed, his bed, so he could follow everything I did.


Aside from having a deep appreciation of food ( particularly Vienna fingers) Zander lived for his walkies. Even after his amputation, within 3 weeks, he was leading the pack on 2 one mile walks a day. Literally, leading the pack. But, he hated his coat. When he saw the coats come out, I would have to chase him around the dining room table, then he would run back into the den and plop down on his bed, making getting the coat on more difficult. So, many times, we said the hell with it. It was comical. Seriously comical. He didn't "do coats". It became a game. He won. Always.



Luckily, he had his own natural fur coat.


Like his momma before him, he had the lushest, thickest, most beautiful coat of hair I have ever felt. And so soft. My fingers became buried in the thickness of it. And how he loved when I ran my fingers through his coat. And I did. All the time. I could stroke him for hours. And I did. All he time.


But my favorite part of Zander's "looks " was the black smudge across the side of his face. That was what I called "the Elsie kissy spot". And kiss it I did. He thrived on the loving. He loved to be loved. Boy, did he wind up in the right place because Rich and I adored loving him. When he slept or was just laid out chilling and relaxed, he looked like a sleeping Prince. My Prince.


I could never express how much I will miss him. I can honestly say that my heart will never be the same.


Again, as with Elsie, I hope I get some sort of sign. Not being a believer, I'd like to be proven wrong.


Sweet dreams, my Prince. I love you and I always will. Forever and ever....


Goodnight, Sweet Prince.



ROBIN ~ Mom to: Beau Think It Aint, Chloe JC Allthewayhome, Teddy ICU Drunk Sailor, Elsie N Fracine , Ollie RG's Travertine, Ponch A's Jupiter~ Yoshi, Zoobie & Belle, the kitties.

Waiting at the bridge Angel Polli Bohemian Ocean , Rocky, Blue,Sasha & Zoobie & Bobbi

Greyhound Angels Adoption (GAA) The Lexus Project

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:angelwings Zander you have now joined one of the largest clubs at the bridge. Now you are your old self so go run with the others that damn cancer took from us before their time .









Caroline, Mom to Daphne (49B-50215) and Penny (41D-55779)
Remembering Bridge Angels Margo and Sabrina

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Robin and Rich, I am so very sorry for your loss. :grouphug

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 1-4.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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Robin, I am so sorry. I remember when Zander came home to you. Zander was a comfort and reminder of Elsie right from the first day. He found his own special place in your heart. Your beautiful remembrance shows how much he was loved and felt the same about you. Treasure those memories and little moments. He'll find a way to send you a sign. Rest well sweet boy.




Hobbes - April 2, 1994 to April 9, 2008-----Tasha - May 23, 2000 to March 31, 2013

Fiona - Aug 29, 2001 to May 5, 2014-----Bailey - March 22, 2001 to Jan 20, 2015

Zeke - June 1, 2004 - Jan 26, 2016----Callie - July 14, 2006 to July 27, 2019

Forever in my heart: Chooch, Molly, Dylan & Lucy

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:( Hugs, Robin and Rich.


Godspeed, sweetheart.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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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Heartbreaking. Osteo claimed another sweet soul. I am so very sorry.


Run with the wind, Zander.


Hugs to your people as they try to adjust to your loss.

Cheryl - "Mom" to RUNNER (Gunnah, born 6/15/2012) and FARGO (Ridin Shotgun, born 8/21/2015). Missing my Grey-Angels HEISMAN (RX Heisman) (3/29/2005-2/1/2016) and ALEX (Bevenly) (4/15/2005-6/7/2018).

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I'm so very sorry :( :(

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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I'm so very sorry. He was much much too young to leave...


Godspeed Zander.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13), Grey Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09)
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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