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Charlie 9/3/08 - 6/8/21


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My iggy Charlie is gone.
He was loving, annoying, demanding, comical, and a fierce protector. Charlie was my first italian greyhound, a puppy mill-bred boy taken into foster by MidAtlantic IG Rescue. In the past few years he developed a multitude of health issues - thyroid (zero reading on tests), enlarged heart/bad valve/congestive heart failure, and multiple lipomas (one bigger than I could hold in my hand but inoperable).
The light in his eyes had been fading for some time but was more noticeable when I returned home from Mountain Hounds. I think he'd been trying to tell me he was ready to go, but I wasn't ready to hear him. Today was the day and luckily still a day too early rather than a day too late. My vet was very gentle in letting him go.
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Despite their size difference, Mazy and Charlie were best buddies. This is my favorite photo of them both, with Charlie comforting Mazy during every thunderstorm by sitting on her head.
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Run free, Charlie, and go find Mazy on the other side of the Bridge.... 
Together again  :brokenheart
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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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This is my favorite photo too :beatheart :beatheart Ducky, I'm so sorry it was your little man's time. How he loved his life with you and his roommates. :grouphug

Godspeed lil' Charlie :kiss2 We are going to miss your tiny self and huge presence here.

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'm so sorry Ducky...

We will all miss your Little Charlie  {{{hugs}}}

Chris - Mom to: Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom, Lilly

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Ducky, I was so sad to see Charlie's name here.  For a little guy, he was such a big dude. 

Run-free Charlie.  Send your Mom a sign when you can. :f_red

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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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I'm so very sorry your sweet Charlie had to leave you :grouphug   the picture of him sitting on Mazy's head is simply priceless  :beatheart 

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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I'm so very sorry for your loss. I love that picture of Charlie and Mazy! :wub:

Kendra, devoted walker of Henry (Tom Jones: Great Son x Lucia)

Missing Badger (Vf Get R Done: Quicksand Slip x Ll Tee el See), 5/04 - 2/14, who opened our hearts and our home to greyhounds; Kenzie (Slatex Kenzie: Randy Handy x Slatex Chrisy), 4/03 - 10/14, who really knew what a good dog she was; Falcon (Atascocita Sabat: Dodgem by Design x Atascocita Barb), 9/10 - 1/20, who was grumpy and snarky but eventually a little bit cuddly, too; Grandpa Grey the Galgo Español, 2008 (?) to 2022, who made us feel lucky to be the ones to teach him about pet life; and Lucia (Larking About x Anastasia, 5/12 to 8/23), our first brood matron and the sweetest speckly girl. 

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Oh Ducky, I am so sorry it was Charlie's time to go.   That picture of him with Mazy is priceless!  Run free Charlie and go find Mazy at the Bridge!  

 

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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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Miss. Ducky we ar sorree that Charlie had to leeve yu and Missr Ducky. He reelee knew how to be a support dog fower Mazy - the best eeer plugz evva!

Wagz and Likky kissis,

Chancey and Nuttymeg.

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Miss "England" Carol with whippet lurcher Nutmeg

R.I.P. Chancey (Goosetree Chance). 24.1.2009 - 14.4.2022. Bluegrass Banjoman. 25.1.2004 - 25.5.2015 and Ch. Sleepyhollow Aida. 30.9.2000 - 10.1.2014.

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I am very sorry Ducky. For a wee guy he will certainly leave a large hole in your heart. 

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Molly Weasley Carpenter-Caro - 6 Year Old Standard Poodle.

Gizzy, Specky, Riley Roo & Lady - Our beloved Greyhounds waiting at the Rainbow Bridge.

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It takes a true loving brother to sit on your head every thunderstorm!  Fly free and healthy. We're cloudy so no chance of seeing your star tonight but others will I'm sure. 

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

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Ducky, I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie. Even when it's time, it's still so difficult to say goodbye. (((hugs)))

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). 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 so very sorry. He was fortunate to have found you to make his life perfect for the time he had left.

Godspeed Charlie.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13), Grey Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09)
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)

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Ducky, I'm so sorry your little Charlie had to leave you :brokenheart.  He was such a cute little guy.  Hope & Candy send you snuggles.  Run free little Charlie. 

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

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7 hours ago, MerseyGrey said:

I’m sorry for your loss. Was it Charlie we saw in fancy dress recently, as an Italian greyhound?

That may have been Nina the wee little galgo I had years ago,  dressed in a link tutu and pearls.

 

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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Oh Ducky…I am so sorry that you had to make this hard decision.

Little Charlie had a big presence here and will be missed.

Remember all the good times…..

 

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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Ducky, I'm so sorry.  We know that you will miss even cleaning up after he peed on something.  Anything to keep them with us just a little longer.  :grouphug

My favorite picture is the one of him in the red-and-white winter cap, keeping all of his dignity in spite of the almost unbearable cuteness.  

 

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Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey

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

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