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Brooke (Glo's Destroyer) Sept 5, 2009 - June 21, 2016


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I still can’t believe I’m writing this. Brooke died unexpectantly on Tuesday, June 21st.


It’s taken me awhile to write because it’s been such a shock and extremely painful. Brooke was my grief counsellor when Bailey and Ben died and I can’t imagine life without her. In 2009, I saw this picture on GT and I felt a connection to the red greyhound in the pic. I pm’d her foster dad and found out a bit about her, not knowing that Bailey had cancer at the time. We said good bye to Bailey in December and then I got a call about a farm closing in PA. So we went on a road trip and visited kennels, farms, vet offices, and finally Brooke’s foster home. I wrote a story about adopting Brooke in Celebrating Greyhounds. DH fell in love with lots of the pups we visited, but I wanted to drive to Philly because I wanted to see Brooke. There was a ball game on so we got stuck in traffic in Philly and then we got lost, but I persisted and we kept going. When we met I saw that she was timid, but I have a soft spot for the shy ones, and even though I was grieving, I knew as soon as I saw her that she was the one.


The ride home..she was so sweet



Brooke turned out to be the happiest, healthiest, smartest, cutest, well-behaved , loving greyhound and we always had a strong bond from day 1. She would meet me at the door, come say hello and then run and play with her toys. She followed me around the house just to be in the same room. When you saw us on walks or at events, Brooke was always on the end of the leash I was holding. She also slept in our walk-in closet (10’ x 11’) which was more like her own private room. Many mornings I would lie down beside her and stroke her and tell her how much I loved my beautiful girl. If she wanted more petting, she’d put her paw on me and many times she would make me smile when she didn’t want me to stop. When she was on her pillow in the living room, I would lie down beside her and she would flop over and lay on me. My feel-good hormones were working overtime when she laid her head on me and gaze lovingly into my eyes.



Grapehounds...I always was the one holding her leash.





I woke up early that Tuesday morning and lied down with her while I petted her for about 15 minutes not knowing this would be the last time. When I come home now, the toys are still in the toy box, when I do laundry, no one follows me upstairs, when I get dressed in the morning, no little face is peeking up at me wanting to be pet and no paws reach out for more petting.


Losing Ben in November and now Brooke leaves me with many feelings, so many I can’t even begin to describe them. I keep asking “Why Brooke?” She was really fit, she got ample opportunity to run (which she loved loved loved), probiotics, joint supplements, dentals, etc.




“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ is bs. I am broken beyond repair.


Brooke, loving you has been the greatest joy of my life. Rest well sweet baby girl. You will always hold a special place in my broken heart.



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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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I'm so sorry for your sudden loss. Sending hugs and strength you way.

Sorry for butchering the english language. I try to keep the mistakes to a minimum.


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I am so sorry for the loss of your gorgeous girl so soon after losing Ben. They were both so loved and I always loved following their travels and adventures with you.


Run free, Brooke. :f_pink


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I am so very sorry. I, too, unexpectedly suddenly lost my silly, shy boy this year and still am not able to post a proper tribute. I feel your pain. Many hugs.




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I as so very sorry for your loss of Brooke.


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Jan, I am stunned to see Brooke's name here. Brooke was a beautiful, gentle girl. She had such a wonderful life with you and Dave. I wish that there was something we could do to ease your pain. Sending you a hug across the miles. :grouphug



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I am so very sorry. While none of us would wish suffering on a pup, the sudden, unexpected loss is in some ways harder. Many hugs.

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I'm so sorry. What an awful, untimely shock for you and your family.


Godspeed, sweetheart.

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Oh, Jan. I am so sorry to read of Brooke's passing.


When does the hurting stop? I can't answer; I don't think ever. It gets better, but, it doesn't go away.


I am glad that we got to see her just a few weeks ago. Take care, my friend.

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{{{ Jan, Dave, and Katiebug }}}




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SO sad to see this post! :( Run free Brooke....

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Jan, like so many others, seeing Brooke's name in this thread made my heart miss a beat. She was such a beautiful, gentle girl and I know your hearts are shattered. Sending gentle hugs across the miles for you and Dave. I'll find Brooke's star in the sky tonight.

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So very sorry for the sudden loss of your pretty girl.

Remember the good times....


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No No No! This can't have happened. She was too young. Too vital. Too special.


I am incredibly shocked and so inexpressibly sorry. I can't even imagine your pain.


Godspeed Brooke.

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