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Star Aka Starz Ovation 9/28/2008 – 10/24/2018


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Star aka Starz Ovation 9/28/2008 – 10/24/2018


My funny little munchkin, my wedge-head, my wildebeest, my boon companion and Coco’s and Grammy’s too.

We nearly lost her two years ago to a sudden heart ailment. Her heart was damaged and, though she did well, we always thought we would lose her to that. We lost her to bone cancer instead.


She came to us after a long racing career, through LaDonna Hampton and Greyhounds Only. Happy, wiggly, glossy, plump, she was the only one who didn’t try to jump on wobbly Grammy. She jumped up to hug and kiss everyone else, but never Grammy.


She earned her CGC and a nosework title. She lifted her leg to pee and could outmark anybody. She loved toys and visitors and sunbeams. She loved chasing chipmunks and squirrels and play-racing with Coco. She loved for the neighbor kids to pet her and give her a treat. She loved food.


She was smart and confident and tough. I do not know what our lives can be without her. She was ours and we were hers.


In her honor, will you give your dog a treat today? Share a steak. Dish out ice cream. Throw the ball an extra time. Go smell new smells and pee on new things. Rub a tummy or an ear for as long as you can. Share your joy in each other and your love. There is time for that. It is never enough.


Rest well, Star. You made so great a difference.

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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Jey, Grammy and CoCo, Im so very sorry. She was such a lovely girlie. My guys will have treats tonight in celebration of Star. Hugs to all of you.

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Xavi the galgo and Peter the cat. Missing Iker the galgo ?-Feb.9/19, Treasure (USS Treasure) April 12/01-May 6/13, Phoenix (Hallo Top Son) Dec.14/99-June 4/11 and Loca (Reko Swahili) Oct.9/95 - June 1/09, Allen the boss cat, died late November, 2021, age 19.

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Oh no Jey...

I'm so sorry for you and Grammy. It seems like she just came to live

with you.

So many years have passed since my posting of a little sweetheart we had

in our group and you were so much help to me. I will never forget it.

Bless you for all the love you've given your pups over the years and the

wonderful home they had with you and Grammy.

Your sweet one will be at your side forever, watching over you both now.

So sorry for yet another heartbreak.


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So sorry to read that you have lost Star.


My Peggy will be getting a special real meat treat today as a gift from Star, and maybe even a longer walk if my tendinitis can stand the extra-steep hill.


Tomorrow is never-ever a given thing.



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:f_white I am very sorry for your loss. She sounds such a special girl - run free, pretty funny Star :gh_run2


Ken and I will play "Nice One, Kenny!" (in which I throw his fuzzy ball and he cleverly catches it, still in mid-air) in her honour when he wakes from his afternoon nap.

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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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{{{Jey and Grammy}}} I love that photo of Starz on what looks to be a rug custom-made to match her beautiful self :beatheart I am soo sorry your darling girl had to go. Far too soon. :grouphug :grouphug


The campers will get extra treats and scritches tonight, and walks under the full moon. Godspeed sweet girl, you are missed.

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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I'm so very sorry Star had to leave. Her face is so soulful, and I'll be thinking of her (and you and Grammy) for a long time....


Rest in Peace, beautiful girl.


Jackie with Tangerine and Chimes

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

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I'm so sorry your lovely girl is gone.

My household will get cookies for breakfast. (We're getting a late start here.)

Kathy and Q (CRT Qadeer from Fuzzy's Cannon and CRT Bonnie) and
Jane (WW's Aunt Jane from Trent Lee and Aunt M); photos to come.

Missing Silver (5.19.2005-10.27.2016), Tigger (4.5.2007-3.18.2016),
darling Sam (5.10.2000-8.8.2013), Jacey-Kasey (5.19.2003-8.22.2011), and Oreo (1997-3.30.2006)

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oh Jey, I was stunned to see her name here :( :( :(:cry1 I am so very sorry :( :( :(


she was a beautiful girl and I'm so sorry she had to leave you. I will give EXTRA kissies and cookies and lovins to my boyz today.


sending you many, many hugs. :grouphug :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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For Star, :dogcookie, with a thank you from Mazy, Hada and Charlie :dogcookie:dogcookie:dogcookie


Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella), Lulu the podenco andaluz, Rita the podenco maneta
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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I'm so sorry. Trolley is here visiting, so extra cookies will be be dispensed in honor of Star.


Run- free, Star. :f_pink


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


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So very sorry you had to say goodbye to your beautiful girlie.

Remember all the good times.....




Our Nixon was a 'Starz' hound ....


Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos).   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'm so incredibly sorry. She was the perfect girl for you, Grammy, and Coco; you were the perfect family for her. She should have been able to stay for much much longer.


I happened to make some pb-pumpkin training bits today. The girls--even the woolly one--will get a few each in Star's honour.


Godspeed Star. I hope you're basking in sunbeams.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
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)

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