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Allen (M's Pretty Boy)

He came in with little fanfare and went out with the same.

His original mom was moving into assisted living and he needed a new place to call home. She entrusted his care to Triangle Greyhound Society of NC, and from there he found his way to our home in of March 2017.

We knew Allen had medical challenges. During a dental he developed malignant hyperthermia that spiked to 109.1. After that he would shake so bad at vet visits that his temperature would climb.

When my vet microchipped him, Allen suddenly started bleeding. She had not hit a blood vessel. His clotting factors tested normal, both weeks before and during the event. He bruised and swelled from groin to chest and down one leg. It never bothered him a bit and gradually went away.

In late summer I noticed an area of Allen's skull starting to sink in. It was a real puzzler for my vets. An xray and a consult with Dr Couto provided a diagnosis of a nerve sheath tumor. It wasn't in his brain, but rather, wrapping around nerves and causing muscle wasting. It never bothered Allen at all. It's visible in one of these photos, just above his left eye.

As old age will do in our greyhounds, Allen's hind end became very weak. Symptoms did not appear to be LS. Something was wrong with some disks. We'll never know for sure because to have xrayed him would have been the worse kind of torture.

This sweet, loving boy loved shoes but he never chewed them. To him shoes were a "welcome home mom and dad!" gift any time we'd left and returned to the house - be it going to the store or walking to the mailbox. Length of time gone didn't matter, but celebrating our return did.

I kept my slippers beside my bed since at least one of our dogs would need to go out in the middle of the night. Not Allen though, he slept like a log and never had a potty accident in the house. Often he would wake up early and steal a slipper or two, just to let me know that he'd beaten my alarm clock. I'd put my feet to the floor and clomp down the hall to fetch my other slipper from the living room, finding it snuggled next to Allen.

The morning after Allen left us was the saddest morning of all because both of my slippers were by my bedside, untouched.

Allen, you were a very good boy.


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NoAh the podenco orito, Rita the podenco maneta, Howie the portuguese podengo maneto
Angels:  Lila, the podenco, Mr X aka Denali, Lulu the podenco andaluz, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella),  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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So very sorry for your loss Ducky. He looked like he was happy all the time. Godspeed Allen.

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I'm so sorry, Ducky. Rest well, sweet Allen.

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Precious angel Allen how wonderful you had him in your life even if for such a short time.....


My angel Snowy used to collect shoes in his bed. The simplest of things affect us deeply when they aren't here with us anymore. So deeply sorry for your loss.

Run free our beloved Sir Snowy, Pip, Queenie, Sadie, Tess & Rosie until we meet again......I would rather feel the thorn than to never see the rose

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I am so sad and sorry to read this. Allen reminded me so much of our Paulie. Allen was so sweet and gentle; a kind old soul just like Paul.

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Hugs to you and your family, Ducky.


Godspeed, special boy.

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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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Ducky, thank you for taking in this sweet boy. I'm so sorry that he had to leave so soon.


Run-free, Allen. :f_red


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Allen, you had the greatest of fortune to land with Ducky. :heart

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Oh Ducky. You gave Allen some wonderful months.

Hold all those memories close to your heart......


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I'm so very sorry. He was a lucky boy to find you for his last months.


ETA: Tally was my shoe dog. She liked to take my inside shoes away from the door when I was outside. She also liked to pull threads from the pom-pom of one tuque, which no longer has a pom-pom.


Godspeed Allen.

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Ducky, there was never a lapse of love for Allen as he transitioned from his first mom to you, his next mom and Mr Ducky. Thank you for giving that to him. :grouphug


Godspeed Allen. :heart

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I'm so sorry Ducky. Length of time has nothing to do with how quickly they make their way into your heart. He was a sweet boy, who was lucky to have two wonderful forever homes.


Run In Peace Allen, whole and pain free. You are missed.......

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