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Glimmering Gems 8/19/04 - 10/8/16


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My sweet broodmom, Gigi, went to join her sister yesterday! I adopted two brood littermates in February 2013. We lost Misty, Vans Misty Morn, to a brain tumor last year. Gigi continued to romp and play with the other Greyhounds in the house, with no health issues other than some arthritis in her back end. She developed five corns a few months ago, but was ok with them at first. Over the summer she limped a bit, off and on, as we worked to get rid of those corns. She would go for weeks at a time with no limp. Last month she started favoring her rear leg almost everyday, and then stopped putting weight on it. X-rays revealed osteo. We were able to manage her pain for a bit, but it got out of control a few days ago. She had a great day on Thursday, and I had hopes that she could stay longer. She was able to get up on her own, get up/down the ramp, pee without falling, and pay attention to the other dogs. She even sought me out for attention and put her head in my lap! It all went downhill after that, so I had the vet come out to set her free of pain. I hate cancer! She was my third osteo dog. Since my other two were diagnosed at 8 and 9, and she had some impressive corns, I wasn't even thinking osteo until she became non weight bearing. At that point, I knew exactly what I was going to see on those X-rays. I let her go less than two weeks after diagnosis.

Hug your hounds! Consider adopting a senior or a broodmom!

Love ya, Gigi. Say hi to your sister for me!

 

Would someone please update her greyhound data page with her date of death? Thanks!

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Sorry for your loss. Glad you were able to give some older gals a great retirement though! Run free sweet girl.

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:( Hugs to you.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

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So sorry for the loss of your Gigi.

Remember the good times...

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Mario (2nd Chance Rescue).   Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) and especially  Nigel (Nigel), waiting at the Bridge

 

 

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Irene, I am so sorry :grouphugFoster Sweet, my first senior broodmom, no doubt welcomed your sweet girl and they are sharing stories. Senior broodmoms are the best. I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

 

Godspeed Gigi.

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I'm so very sorry. I too had a corn/OS dog; she was 13.

 

Greyhounds are wonderful; senior broodies are extra special.

 

Godspeed Gigi.

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I am so sorry for your loss. :(

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I am sorry she has crossed. I just hope some day to read . The X-rays showed osteo but with treatment new x-rays no osteo.

 

:bighug for your :brokenheart

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Gigi, but she received lots of love and loved in return diring her last few years...I hope you will gain comfort in this.

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I'm so sorry you lost your precious Gigi. I hope she will send you a sign that she and her sister are reunited.

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