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Beka (BM Beko) June 9, 2008-February 11, 2020

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Our beautiful girl Beka lost her battle with osteo this week and went to the Rainbow Bridge.

Beka joined our family in December of 2011.   She was our self-confident, sweet, funny Mommy's girl whose favorite things were going for walks, getting treats, going to greyhound playgroup every Saturday morning and was always entertaining us with her goofy antics at home.    She announced when she thought it was time for dinner every day by looking at Mommy and expressing herself with one very emphatic bark.  She enjoyed sunbathing on the deck and had a ball on our trips to the Jersey shore every Memorial Day. 

In December 2018 she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her left front leg.   She underwent amputation and six rounds of chemo.   She recovered beautifully and continued to run through the house chasing her sister Ivy, playbowing and doing twirls on three legs, not letting it slow her down!  

This week, 14 months after her initial diagnosis, she was out for a walk and suddenly could not put weight on her right rear leg.   Her whole hind end seemed very weak and she eventually could not support herself to stand.  We headed to the vet and x-rays showed metastasis of the osteosarcoma in her right rear leg. At that point we realized we had no choice but to let her go. She went peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge in our arms.  

We would like to thank the wonderful vets at Great Falls Animal Hospital who have cared for her over the years: Dr Anne Garood, Dr Kimberly Cleland and Dr. Laura Cooke.    We would also like to thank Dr. Sarah Fritz in the Oncology department at Veterinary Referral Associates for giving us 14 additional months of quality time with our wonderful girl.  

We love you Beka!

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Humans Kathy and Jim with our girls, Ivy (Carolina Spoon) and Cherry (Fly Cherry Pie)

Missing our beautiful angel Breeze (Dighton Breeze) and angel Beka (BM Beko) - you are forever in our hearts.

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I'm so very sorry your beautiful girl had to leave you :( :cry1  :(:cry1


Kim, Bruce, Larry (PTL LaRoach) and Zeke (Hey Who Whiz It) - missing my sweet Angels Rainey (LG's Rainey 10/4/2000 - 3/8/2011) and Anubis (RJ's Saint Nick 12/25/2001 - 9/12/12) and Chester (8/31/1990 - 5/3/2005), Captain (10/12/1992 - 6/13/2005) and Remy (?/?/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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I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful girl.  She was a warrior.   Run free Beka.  We will miss your beautiful self. 


<p>Mom to Kyle (Diehard Kyle) & Angel Gracie (KB's Sankey) Foster Mom for AFG

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  I do hate cancer.  It is the thief who robs us, every day, of those we love.  I am so very sorry for your loss.  I just see that we met at RTB.


Irene Ullmann w/Shine and Odin in Lower Delaware
Angels Brandy, John E, American Idol, Paul and Fuzzy
Handcrafted Greyhound and Custom Clocks http://www.houndtime.com
Zoom Doggies-Racing Coats for Racing Greyhounds

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Such a beautiful girl. :brokenheart


 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella)
Angels: 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 of Beka. She had such a greyt life with you and will be dearly missed. Rest well lovely girl.

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I am so sorry you had to say goodbye to your beautiful girlie.

Only we know what a small price we pay for the love we have received from our pets..

The sadness and loss, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.

Remember all the good times.....


 

 


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

 

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I'm so very sorry. It's wonderful that she had an enjoyable 14 extra months and incredibly sad that it was only 14 months.

Gosh, she was gorgeous.

Godspeed Beka.


Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), 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)

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She fought so hard and so strong, and she lived every day of her sweet life. Your gorgeous girl. So glad those 14 months were quality time together :beatheart But I am so sorry for your loss. :grouphug

Godspeed pretty Beka. Playgroop will knot be the same without you.


Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

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.

 

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

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What a beautiful girl we got to share through your posts.  So beautiful, and loving, and confident with just the right amount of sass.  Twirl to your heart's content at the Bridge, sweet Beka.  


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Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

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I'm so very sorry for your loss.


Kendra, devoted walker of Lucia (Larking About x Anastasia) and her son Henry (Tom Jones: Great Son x Lucia).

Missing Badger (Vf Get R Done: Quicksand Slip x Ll Tee el See), 5/7/04 - 2/20/14, who opened our hearts and our home to greyhounds,
    Kenzie (Slatex Kenzie: Randy Handy x Slatex Chrisy), 4/16/03 - 10/29/14, who really knew what a good dog she was,
    and Falcon (Atascocita Sabat: Dodgem by Design x Atascocita Barb), 9/13/10 - 1/31/20, who was grumpy and snarky but eventually a little bit cuddly, too.

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What a lovely lady! That last picture with the shamrock garland is gold-she is sooo happy in it-smiling all over herself.  I am so sorry she had to leave. It is a testament to the love that you two had that she did not let the evil cancer keep her from enjoying a full life with you. She is a winner now and forever in every respect. My deepest sympathy.  Perhaps she will send you some signs to comfort you. :f_red:gh_run:f_red

Cancer is so limited

It cannot cripple love

It cannot shatter hope

It cannot corrode faith

It cannot destroy peace

It cannot kill friendship

It cannot suppress memories

It cannot silence courage

It cannot invade the soul

It cannot steal eternal life

It cannot conquer the spirit.    

-Anonymous

 

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Beka’s smile in the last photo says “Yes, I know I’m beautiful, and  I’m here with my Mum!”.

Run fast and free Beka.


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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I'm so sorry. Run free, sweet beautiful girl :grouphug

Miss Jennie


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Sending warm and loving hugs to all who have ever loved and lost an animal friend
Miss Jennifer, Hooman, Miss Luna, Gimme Pig, and Misser Neville, Hedgamahog
Hedgehog Welfare Society

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Seems to me that Kathy and Beka have the same wonderful smile in that last pic. 


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Patsy and DH with the Humane Society specials, Linus & Jazz, in North Dakota

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I'm so very, very sad and sorry. Beautiful little girl. :weep


 

Jackie with Tangerine and Chimes

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

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:f_pink Beka we will miss you.:f_pink

Daphne , Bitzi & their mom


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Caroline, Mom to Daphne (49B-50215) and Penny (41D-55779)
Remembering Bridge Angels Margo and Sabrina

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I'm so sorry.

Run free sweet Beka! 


Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

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