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Bosco, A Real True & Brave Camper 5/26/04–10/15/17


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Dearest Bosco, You graced our camp with your quiet presence for 28 days. What a delight you were. You showed all of yourself to me from the very beginning, which tells me how comfortable you were to be home, here with your roommate Bruno and the brindle campers.

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You were so sick and yet your spirit was incredible. My brave boy. Sassy; singing at me with that look in your eyes when you felt spunky, other times singing just because you could; waving that thing attached to your hiney :lol greeting me second-in-line at the door on your good days; and insisting on going out to explore our road and Seamie’s Lane while sporting your new camper collars (thank you NancyB!). You took delight in quietly pushing magazines out of the basket and looking at me like “Wot?” You must have had a private viewing of Seamie’s List because you sure kept me hopping trying to keep up with whatever it was you craved. On the good days, you would bravely eat with as much enthusiasm as you could muster, sometimes from your bowl but more often from a paper plate, a paper towel, or my hands. The noms you enjoyed one day you refused for the next two before scarfing them down again. I was honored to be your chef and waitress.

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I am thankful for the blessings you received during the Festival of St. Francis, even tho you tried to drink from the sacred water bowl. "...and may you live the rest of your days surrounded by those who love you."

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When you couldn’t wait for me to get home from work, even on these most recent half days we shared, you found the tile floor in the bathroom suitable for your needs and for that I thank you.

 

Dearest Bosco, I am so sorry I couldn’t fix any of the physical issues you wrestled with for a very long time. It didn’t have to be that way, I am so sorry sweetheart. But from the start you made our camp your own and I have to believe that your heart and spirit were at peace with us. Don’t let anyone tell you nor will I that “it was only 28 days” and that you were anything but a real and true camper! You have your collars with you in case you ever become unsure, but don’t ok? You, dear Bosco, have been the bravest, a real and true camper. How you found the strength to do all that you did is the gift of your inspiration that will remain with me forever.

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My heartfelt thanks to Bosco’s group for going incredible miles to help him, and to our vets and their staff whom we have loved for years who took impeccable care of my senior boy.

 

You are missed, Dear Bosco, more than you could ever imagine. Godspeed Bravest Boy. I have loved you for 28 days, and will for all those to come.

 

eta: Last night well after last call, Bruno asked to go out again. He went to the fence line and raised his head, sniffing, several times in several directions, somehow, I presume, communicating with or looking for you. If you can, Dear Bosco, please send him a sign that you are well and reassure him that he will be also.

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Singing at mom:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSNTktTjEa4

 

Spontaneous singing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NviI9yqae4

 

If we measure lives not in time but in grace,

In the joy with which they lived, And in the love they leave behind,

Then we have much to learn from our greyhounds. :beatheart

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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.

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

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Oh Jan!! I'm so sorry he's gone!! It doesn't matter if it was 28 days or 28 minutes or 28 seconds - he was yours as soon as you set eyes on him and he knew it!

 

Run In Peace sweet Bosco, young and whole and pain free. You are missed.................

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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I'm so very sorry. And your tribute is (as always) so very beautiful that it brings tears to my eyes.

 

Run free, Bosco.

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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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28 days with the best camp leader in the world? No houndie would want to miss that and he told you how much fun he was having!

 

Run fast and free Bosco.

Miss "England" Carol with Chancey - (Goosetree Chance) and whippet lurcher Nutmeg

R.I.P. Bluegrass Banjoman. 25.1.2004 - 25.5.2015 and Ch. Sleepyhollow Aida. 30.9.2000 - 10.1.2014.

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:f_white I am so sorry he had to leave you so soon. Your lovely tribute makes it clear both that he was a very special boy, and that he loved every minute of his time with you.

 

Run free Bosco dear: :gh_run2

Clare with Tiger (Snapper Gar, b. 18/05/2015), and remembering Ken (Boomtown Ken, 01/05/2011-21/02/2020) and Doc (Barefoot Doctor, 20/08/2001-15/04/2015).

"It is also to be noted of every species, that the handsomest of each move best ... and beasts of the most elegant form, always excel in speed; of this, the horse and greyhound are beautiful examples."----Wiliam Hogarth, The Analysis of Beauty, 1753.

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Jan, I'm so sorry Bosco had to leave. You captured his brave spirit so well in your tribute. In spite of his failing health, he found contentment and happiness in his days at Camp Greyhound. Sun bathing with the Campers, walks to Seamie's Lane, singing to you - lovely moments of Bosco you will always remember.

 

Rest well sweet boy - you will be deeply missed. :f_white

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Hobbes - April 2, 1994 to April 9, 2008-----Tasha - May 23, 2000 to March 31, 2013

Fiona - Aug 29, 2001 to May 5, 2014-----Bailey - March 22, 2001 to Jan 20, 2015

Zeke - June 1, 2004 - Jan 26, 2016----Callie - July 14, 2006 to July 27, 2019

Forever in my heart: Chooch, Molly, Dylan & Lucy

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What a beautiful tribute to a sweet boy. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet you dear Bosco. Jan, you made him feel so loved and cherished in his final days. He is a true camper indeed :beatheart Rest well sweetheart.

Bella(Bella Zinfandel), Jasper(GLS Run On In)

Bridge Babies: Maggie (So To Speak), Ashlyn (Highwind Tornado), Mick (Rapid Recoil), Tiger(Charge It Up)
CT Greyhound Adoption/GPA

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Bosco was meant to be with you. He maximized his joy shown to you because he wanted to do so, because he felt welcomed to do so, and because he loved you. :brokenheart

 

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Angels: Charlie the iggy,  Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Awwwww.....so very sorry for the loss of your very handsome Bosco.

Being at camp was the very best place for him to spend his last 28 days

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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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I am so sorry that he left you so soon. He looked truly happy with you and he definitely had a lot of spunk in the videos. I am glad he was there to help Bruno adjust to his new home. :grouphug

Patty,

Mom to Jaxson 5/12/2017

Forever in my heart: Joey 11/01/2007 to 12/06/2018, Scout 11/19/2005 to 07/15/15 and Jack 01/03/2004 to 06/11/2011

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Jan I am so sorry and thank you for giving this beautiful boy a loving home.

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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Thanks so much, our greyhound community is the best through all of our ups and downs. :bighug

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.

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

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Jan, such a beautiful tribute to Bosco. I'm sorry his stay with you could not have been longer but it's also clear that his impression could not have been greater.

Run with the angels brave Bosco.

 

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Pinky my AWOL girl, wherever you are, I miss you.
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I am so very sorry. Your handsome sweetie knew he was home and felt secure enough to know that he could leave.

 

Hugs to you.

 

Cindy

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Cindy with Miss Fancypants, Paris Bueller, Zeke, and Angus 
Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe), Maggie (All Trades Jax), Sherman (LNB Herman Bad) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
The flame that burns the brightest, burns the fastest and leaves the biggest shadow

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