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Desiray 10/31/02 - 5/28/16


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Sol Desire - Desi - DesiRay - D-Ray - DesMan - Big Handsome

I knew I had a good man. When I met him at a M&G he leaned on he & smiled up as if to say "yeah, you're pretty comfy. I'd come home

with you if you'd ask." I asked. Permission granted. He was mine.


I knew I had a good man. When I went through all his papers, his trainer had added a handwritten note "This is a good & noble dog.

Please take care." 220 races in Florida. I have a techie friend who somehow managed to get all his winning races on a cd for me.


By the time he came to me at age 7, he was pretty gimpy & hated the heat. I had visions of taking him to all the gh events. We went to

Mt.Hounds once, he was not impressed. Too hot. Not interested in playing with his hound brethren. He loved people....all people.....

after all, they are the ones who pet & offer good snacks. So much for traveling.




Over the past few years his rear end had gotten weaker & weaker. xrays showed a boney bridging in his lower spine - the most likely

culprit. Few more pain meds.....we dealt with it. With the heat this spring, a sling became a full time accessory. On Sat he seemed a

little more off - a little more wobbly - quicker to sink to the ground - harder to get up & moving again. The noon trip out seemed especially

hard - and when we made it back to the door, he made a huge effort for a lunge to his bed. Front right buckled, he fell on it with a horrible

scream, and that was that. I laid on the floor with him, loving, crying, thanking him for spending his golden years with me. I had been

hoping he would make it to his 14th birthday in Oct, but it was not to be.




His passing was quiet & peaceful with only his doctor, tech, mama, & uncle there. In my arms, his last breath was like a sigh of relief.

No more pain. I've had dogs all my life & have made this miserable decision many times, but this one really sucked. I know it was the right

thing to do, but oh, how empty I feel without him.




Happy Trails, DesiRay......you'll live in my heart until we meet again.



Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

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I'm so sorry you've lost that handsome boy.

Kathy and Q (CRT Qadeer from Fuzzy's Cannon and CRT Bonnie) and
Jane (WW's Aunt Jane from Trent Lee and Aunt M); photos to come.

Missing Silver (5.19.2005-10.27.2016), Tigger (4.5.2007-3.18.2016),
darling Sam (5.10.2000-8.8.2013), Jacey-Kasey (5.19.2003-8.22.2011), and Oreo (1997-3.30.2006)

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Tears here - again for a dog that I never met. We have loved following Desi here on GT and feel like he's one of our own. Not knowing this was happening yesterday, I even included him in the "Boyz Trip To Vegas" in Carl's birthday post yesterday. Even though we know that the humans are the ones doing the typing here, the personality of the hounds come through, and this boy was both sweet and hilarious.


My favorite Desi story was the time he walked to the Farmer's Market and was hanging out eating muffins when you found him. That just seemed so "Desi."


I am so sorry that sweet boy had to leave. We will miss him.


The Bridge most certainly had one wild Saturday night when Desi showed up for the party. At least, that's what I like to think happens.


Run pain-free, Desi. :f_red


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I was deeply saddened to see Desi's name. No matter how long they are with us, it's never long enough, no matter what age. I too love and remember the muffin story and how relieved you were to find him. I wish I had words of comfort, but I don't, but I certainly understand. :grouphug

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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{{DesiRayMom}} My heart breaks with yours on the loss of your most special boy. A career spanning 220 races and then to reach the dignified age that he did, that is not for sissies nor the weak. KNOT only was Desi a noble and good boy, he was extremely brave, the bravest of them all.


You said it best, blessed is s/he who has earned the love of an old dog. How blessed you both were to have shared each others' lives. We are going to miss your incredible silver-faced boy. :beatheart Thank you so much for sharing him with us. :grouphug


Godspeed Des :kiss2

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I was so sad and sorry to see your boy's name today. Take comfort in knowing that your sweet boy is at peace, pain free and running once again at the bridge. We all share your sorrow.

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I'm so sorry for your loss.


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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Godspeed handsome and regal Desi. I fell in love with you at the only Mt Hounds you attended because you were handsome and a leaner! So sorry to see his name here though I know he had the love of his life with him at the end and found forever comfort in that.

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