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Dudin the flying Greyhound crossed the bridge yesterday. He came from Tucson and found his forever home in Kelowna, British Columbia. We flew him up there by private plane, hence the nickname. Dudin was a gentle giant who raced at 83 lbs and measured 33 inches at the shoulder. I fostered him for a while - he was such a special boy! His mom Corinne sent this news (Betty Loney is their local adoption Rep):


"I have tearful news about our beloved Dudin. Last Friday he became very ill with what the vet thinks was meningitis. Dudin had spinal pain and was exhibiting worsening neurological signs and symptoms. We unfortunately had to put him down yesterday as the vet said there was nothing more he could do. I couldn't bear to see him in any more discomfort. He could barely lift his head and was unable to stand.


We are still in shock. Dudin was our baby!! I miss him so much already. We thought for awhile that he may have had a tick related illness because that seems so common in greyhounds. Betty Loney is just as devastated as we are. She has been so supportive in helping us through this hard time. She also helped provide some information on trying to diagnose Dudin when he first became ill.


I thought I should let you know as I know Dudin was near and dear to your heart.


Wherever Dudin is now I hope he is painfree, chasing lots of rabbits and counter-surfing as much as his heart desires.


I'm sorry to give you such sad news. Bye for now, Corinne."


A few pictures of his flying adventure...





I'll send a copy of this thread to Corinne and family. Godspeed, Dudin! You were loved. :heart:brokenheart

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I remember those pics :(


Very sorry to hear of Dudin's passing :cry1

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I also remember this precious boy. Now Dudin has left on another very special flight to the arms of angels. Run free sweet Dudin...you are loved and missed. Throughout your days of chasing bunnies and counter surfing, look down on your family until you meet again. :(:f_red


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How very sad and heartbreaking for all who knew this gentle soul. May you always feel his loving presence in your heart. Godspeed Dudin. :beatheart

Jeanne with Remington & Scooter the cat
....and Beloved Bridge Angels Sandee, Shari, Wells, Derby, Phoenix, Jerry Lee and Finnian.....
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven
and bring you home again.

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Godspeed, big guy. Condolences to your family and friends, who didn't get to share your life anywhere near long enough.

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Dudin... Fly free on your angel wings.... :angelwings


Hugz to all who knew and loved him. :f_pink

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Guest Dudie's Gramma and Papa-Caro

We are Dudin's grandparents. We are saddened at the loss of this gentle soul. He was in our lives 'physically' for a short time, but he will live in our hearts forever. We will always remember the first Christmas he came to spend with us, and how he enjoyed Gramma's special Christmas gift!! A very touching thing happened to our 8 year old grandson Brandon, who loved Dudie . He was travelling through Kelowna during the fire this summer and didn't get a chance to stop and visit his buddy Dudie. When he returned home he called me to say "Gramma, I wish I would have seen Dudie, because I know he knew I was there, I heard him say "Brandon come and visit me." Dudin touched the hearts of all of his extended family. We will miss him and know he will want Brett and Corinne to fill all of our lives with another Dudin.


Gramma Carol

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