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Senorita Beatrix 10/6/06 - 5/29/17


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We first fell in love with Senorita Beatrix when scrolling through Facebook in September 2013. Petra posted her picture on the SAGE page. We had three greyhounds and really weren't looking to add to our pack. There was just something about Beatrix though. She was older (7), she was black and she had a broad chest. I felt as though Faye Oops, my heart hound who we lost in December 2011, had sent Beatrix to us. We applied and were approved to adopt Beatrix before she even came to the US.

 

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Our GT friends, Robin and Nancy, went to Fundacion Benjamin Mehnert to volunteer. We received a couple of Skype calls from them to meet our Beatrix. Nancy took this photo of Beatrix at the shelter. Beatrix was not a little galgo and had a fresh scar on her head from a scuffle. We thought she was perfect.

 

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On October 17, 3013, we drove 12+ hours r/t from VA to NYC to pick-up Beatrix from JFK.

 

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After her long journey, Beatrix walked into our home and immediately discovered the couch.

 

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Beatrix's body had many scars. She'd freeze when anything would touch her back, which made using a harness impossible in the early days. It took her many months to let her guard down, but the wait was worth it. I often wished others got to see the goofy, affectionate side of Beatrix. She tended to be aloof in public. At home, she loved her butt rubs, ear striches and kisses. The little black spot on her head was affectionately known as her "kissy spot." Beatrix was always very polite, even when it came to begging for treats.

 

 

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It was about two months ago when we started noticing Beatrix yelping when she'd lay a certain way or jump on/off furniture. Our vet's office took x-rays, said they were clear and assumed it was a soft tissue injury. Beatrix loved her family trips. She has been to many Greyhounds in Gettysburg and Grapehounds. Our last trip this year's Greyhounds in Gettysburg. She did well - better than expected - so we were optimistic that she was on the mend.

 

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When we returned, Beatrix started dragging her leg and slowed down on walks. We called the vet who referred us to a specialist. We assumed she might need surgery for torn ACL or MCL. Instead the vet noticed changes from the initial x-rays to her pelvic bone. He assumed osteosarcoma, but our primary vet, Dr. Couto and many others were not convinced. The only thing we knew for certain was that she was getting worse. She stopped using her left hind leg and was in pain despite a cocktail of medications. We had an oncology consult last week and were scheduled to take her to get a CT scan today. Beatrix would barely get out of bed this past weekend, expcept for short potty breaks. When she was no longer comfortable, even after increasing her medications, we know it was time to let her go. Her comfort was more important than having a definitive diagnosis. We let her go yesterday.

 

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Up until the end, Beatrix still loved to sing. She was the best roo-er we've ever had the honor of knowing. This was taken the night before she crossed the bridge. I so miss my goofy galga. It doesn't feel fair that her life was cut short, but we're glad we were able to show her kindness and love. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a rescue dog blossom. We took in Faye Oops as a foster on Memorial Day 2010. Beatrix left us on Memorial Day 2017. Both girls were about 10.5 y/o when they crossed. The Universe works in funny ways. The Beatles "Blackbird" came on the radio yesterday. The lyrics reminded me so much of Beatrix.

 

 

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Laura with Celeste (ICU Celeste) and Galgos Beatrix and Encarna
The Horse - Gracie (MD Grace E)
Bridge Angels Faye Oops (Santa Fe Oops), Bonny (
Bonny Drive), Darcy (D's Zipperfoot)

 

 

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:cry1 I am so sorry! When several vets doubted the osteo diagnosis, I had hoped it was something that could be fixed. :bighug

 

Whatever it was, it became obvious that Beatrix wasn't getting better. When the pain medications no longer made a difference, we knew it was time. I hate not knowing, but we did the right thing for Beatrix. In the end, that is all that matters.

Laura with Celeste (ICU Celeste) and Galgos Beatrix and Encarna
The Horse - Gracie (MD Grace E)
Bridge Angels Faye Oops (Santa Fe Oops), Bonny (
Bonny Drive), Darcy (D's Zipperfoot)

 

 

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I am so very sorry your lovely girl had to go. Run with the angels, pretty girl.

Irene ~ Owned and Operated by Jenny (Jenny Rocks ~ 11/24/17) ~ JRo, Jenny from the Track

Lola (AMF Won't Forget ~ 04/29/15 -07/22/19) - My girl. I'll always love you.

Wendy (Lost Footing ~ 12/11/05 - 08/18/17) ~ Forever in our hearts. "I am yours, you are mine".

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. You words are a beautiful tribute for a special lady. Sending hugs and thoughts of strength all the way across the ocean.

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

 

Nadine with Paddy (Zippy Mullane), Saoirse (Lizzie Be Nice), Abu (Cillowen Abu) and bridge angels Colin (Dessies Hero) and Andy (Riot Officer).

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So sorry it was Beatrix's time to make her journey. Pretty girl.

 

Godspeed Beatrix.

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. 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.

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

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So sorry that you had to lose that sweet girl. Such a short life they live, but look how much you packed into it for her! I wonder if sometimes, when the wind blows from a certain direction, we catch a hint of them rooing from the Bridge?

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:beatheart:beatheart:beatheart Safe journey, Senorita Beatrix. You are loved and will be so missed.

 

Jackie with Tangerine and Chimes

Always missing Gracie, Steely, Annie, Payne, Twilite, Janey Bug, Bindi, Sophie, and Dazzle

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So sorry for your loss...such a beautiful girl.

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