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Brady 4/1/2005-5/17/2016 Aka Eric Whistler


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My fabulous boy has gone to the bridge. He was my heart dog and my first greyhound. When I can I will write a tribute and gather pictures. Everyone loved him, he was a great meet and greet pup, so calm and stately.


Because of him a number of greyhounds were adopted in the Richmond area.


He was food motivated to the very end. I remember when I was finally ready to adopt, I wanted a female cause they are smaller. I needed a cat friendly hound and one that could walk the streets of the city to potty cause my row-house did not have a yard. When the adoption group came to do my house check, they brought Brady. I was told that they did not have any females that would be a good fit at the moment, but if I did not want to wait the handsome boy Brady was available. The rest was history and we had a fabulous life together.


I hate cancer. Last Sunday I got home from work and while on our walk I noticed a lump high on his chest by his left shoulder. On Monday morning he had deep, deep bruising on his lower chest. I got him to the vet for chest x-rays, blood work and I asked for a clotting test. The only thing off is his platelets were a little low and he was not clotting. I brought him home with some doxcycline because he had tested positive for ehrlichiosis, and had been treated for flare-ups a number of times during his life. In the back of my mind I knew this was major.


Tuesday morning the bruising had spread. covering most of his belly. Back to the vet we went.


As I walked back into my house after sending my brave boy to the bridge I was not thinking about much, I think I was still in shock, my mom died about 15 years ago and this image of Brady standing tall with my mom in a green pasture gave me peace. I know he is pain free and happy.


Kiss your needle noses for me. I miss my gentle loving old man. The house is empty without him.



Edited by bradymom


The handsome boy Brady, mid-morning nap. The sun, the sun feels so, so, so good.

I can't keep my eyes open ... ... Retirement agrees ...

... and the Diva Ms India, 2001 - 10/16/2009 ....

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So very sorry for the loss of your boy.

Remember the good times....


Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Joshi.  Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) Nigel (Nigel), and especially little Mario, waiting at the Bridge.




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I'm so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy.


Run pain-free, Brady. Glad you were able to send your Mom a sign. Good boy! :f_red


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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There is something especially magical about the first greyhound and heart dog. They train us well and love us so profoundly. What a beautiful image of Brady with your mom, and how comforting to find that peace when you needed it most. I am so very sorry your friend couldn't stay longer. :grouphug


Godspeed Brady.

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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I'm so very sorry. He was an exceptional boy, and he had to leave far too soon.


Godspeed Brady.

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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I'm so sorry.


Godspeed, good boy.

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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I am so very sorry for your loss. :-(

...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus
(Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out.
Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.
Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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Is am so very sorry.


Run free Brady, 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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However they leave us -- short time or longer -- it is heartbreaking. I am so sorry it was handsome Brady's time.


<< this image of Brady standing tall with my mom in a green pasture gave me peace. I know he is pain free and happy.>> :grouphug


Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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I just lost my heart dog, and I know what you mean about cancer :( it's so cruel. Many hugs. Remember that he will always be with you.

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