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Andy - Riot Officer 02.02.2006 - 02.17.2020


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Andy came to live with us in 2012. He came back after 1 year in his previous home. The woman got pregnant and feared he would bite her or the baby. And Andy would have done it. He didn't react to kindly to people or dogs getting into his space. He also had severe sleep aggression.

We worked long and hard. I made mistakes, he attacked me. He hogged the sofa and growled at me, I turned the sofa upside down. But one day he decided that he trusted and decided to follow me and that was the last day he walked on a lead. 

Andy was special. I learned so much about trust, about greyhounds and about myself. He was a great teacher. 

When he was 12 Andy developed bilateral laryngeal paralysis. I decided to not put him through surgery. In the end it was his hind end that gave out. 

On his last day his wonderful vet came to our house to send him across rainbow bridge and Andy, true to his self, tried to attack her, even though he couldn't get up or stand anymore. He left the way he came - strong willed and ready to fight. 

Farewell, my friend until we meet again. 

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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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I am so very sorry :( :( Our Angel Larry too was a return for aggression and we dealt with it as well.  Sending hugs :grouphug 

he was a beautiful boy and lucky you became his mom :grouphug 

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Andy was so fortunate to have found you. I'm sorry that he had to leave.

Godspeed Andy.

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Thank you for taking in this special boy and thank you to his first owner for recognizing the issue and not setting him up for failure.  He was a special boy and found the home he needed. 

Run-free, handsome Andy. :f_red

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That big, handsome, special boy landed right where he was meant to be. So sorry for your loss but very grateful for the time you shared. :grouphug

Godspeed Andy.

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I was sorry to hear about Andy but he clearly found the right home for him and was loved very much. Hopefully your new boy will help heal your heart :grouphug

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Love that captures the heart and touches the soul  remains forever.

Hold all those special memories of Andy close to your heart.... and smile.

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Thank you everyone for your kind words. I miss him but I'm not devastated. It was his time. He was ready to go and I was ready to let him leave. It was sad but it felt right.  

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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