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Allie - Phoenix Dynamite 8/28/04 - 3/22/18


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Back in July we officially introduced Allie, a sweet, sassy girl who came to us in rough shape medically last May. We promised her on that first night that if her body healed, she would have a home where she could thrive for as long as she wanted. Allie was co-adopted by three greyhound families so that her medical costs and needs could be met without being a burden on any one person. Allie returned the favor by getting better and becoming a family member who greeted us with chattering teeth that sounded like a machine gun, yelled at us when we didn't throw the ball fast enough and gave us a stern talking-to if breakfast wasn't coming on the time schedule she wanted. We each loved every minute that this little girl was with us.


This past week, her body could no longer support that spirit, and she let us know that it was time to move on. Allie went peacefully to the bridge surrounded by her 3 mommas.



DW posted the following on Facebook, which sums up pretty much everything about this special girl.


Celebrating Allie - 8/28/04-3/22/18

Our little Allie bug decided it was time to go to the bridge today. She came into our lives last May from a tough situation and was too sweet to let go. She gained three mamas and a daddy who spoiled her rotten. When she would see any of us, she would chatter with excitement. And being a great racer, she would fly through the yard, doing more zoomies than any of the other dogs. On walks, she would prance. If you threw a ball for Snickers, you darn well better throw one for Allie because she would assert her "old lady" rights and stomp her feet waiting for action. If there were a picture in the dictionary for "joy," this would be it. Thank you to my fellow mamas, Auntie Carol, and Mama-in-Chief, Lorinda. Thank you to my little girl, you were a blessing. I hope your spirit comes back to me someday.


This video shows everything that you need to know about Allie. We weren;t sure that she would make it through the night when she arrived. This is her a short time later.



A few pics from her time with us:




Enjoying Rocket's Slumber Ball



Enjoying a power nap



And celebrating her 13th Birthday with her brother and sisters.




During her time with us, we received a great deal of support from some very special friends here on GT that helped us deal with the issues of a fragile senior dog. Thank you all for your love and support of this special girl.


Run-free, Allie. Thank you for letting us into your life.




Camp Broodie. The current home of Mark Kay Mark Jack and Gracie Kiowa Safe Joan.  Always missing my boy Rocket Hi Noon Rocket,  Allie  Phoenix Dynamite, Kate Miss Kate, Starz Under Da Starz, Petunia MW Neptunia, Diva Astar Dashindiva, and LaVida I've Got Life


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And here I am crying for a girl dog I never met, and sending cyber hugs to her wonderful people whom I've never "met". You all gave Allie the best last chapter of her life any old girl dog could ever dream of. Thank you for that. I know you believe that she gave you more than you ever gave her. It's a wash. :grouphug x a million.


Godspeed sweet Allie. Find the campers who are waiting to welcome you. And please send your mommas (and daddieman) a sign. :f_pink

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 1-4.

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

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I can hear those teeth chattering on the video :colgate


Allie should have had her racing name changed from Phoenix Dynamite to Phoenix Blessing. Godspeed, little lady.


Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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what a lovely girl and so much love she got and gave :kiss2 :kiss2 I'm so sorry she had to leave but I am so glad she spent her last months with so much love.


sending many hugs :grouphug

Kim and Bruce - with Rick (Rick Roufus 6/30/16) and missing my sweet greyhound Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011), Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It 4/6/2009 - 7/20/2020) and Larry (PTL Laroach 2/24/2007 - 8/2/2020) -- and Chester (Lab) (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (Schipperke) (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (GSP) (?/?/1998 - 1/6/2005) at the bridge
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." -- Ernest Hemmingway

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What a little sweetie. I am so sad and sorry that she had to leave. At least she left in good spirits and not the way she came to you. G-d bless for taking care of her.

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Damn. I fell as hard for Allie as anyone on GT. I'm glad she got to enjoy her final months with her three families. I'm incredibly sorry that she didn't get even more time.


Godspeed precious Allie.

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Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21), Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10-12/22), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08-4/23). Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09-4/24)

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I'm sorry she couldn't stay longer with you. Feisty funny girl, Godspeed.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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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So very sorry for the loss of your Allie.

What a tough old girlie :)

Fly free sweetie ....


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




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I am sorry it was her time to leave. She had an incredible spirit that will continue to live on. Got to love the fiesty girls.


Run for Allie, run free sweetie...:gh_run

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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I’m So sorry to hear about Allie. I hope you get some comfort knowing she spent her last year full of love and joy. Beautiful tribute

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) and Abbey Field.  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 sorry she couldn't have stayed longer. But she made the most of it while she was with you, didn't she? What a feisty love she was! :heart

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Mary with Jumper Jack (2/17/11) and angels Shane (PA's Busta Rime, 12/10/02 - 10/14/16) and Spencer (Dutch Laser, 11/25/00 - 3/29/13).

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