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Today I said goodbye to my Peter Pan. My clown. My laughter. My Soul-Dog.

 

Teddy came to us as a foster New Year's Eve 2001. He had been returned to our greyhound adoption group after being in a home for 7 years. From the minute he stepped in our front door, he was home. After 2 months of avoiding bringing him to meet & greets, our President called to ask if she should put Teddy in the adoption newsletter or if we would rather have him live out his last "year or two" as a "Resident Foster." Scott and I talked seriously about it and Scott said - "Wendy is your confidant, Hook NEEDS you, Tinkerbell is your baby, and Teddy just loves YOU. Not us...YOU. He is already home." I made the unnecessary call, but I asked for his papers because we wanted to adopt him officially.

 

In February, Teddy became the official Peter Pan in our Neverland. At almost 11 years old, he was the most active, the most playful, and the youngest acting of our four. He asked for love - he'd bunny hop across the room yelling "har-har" when he wanted nubbins. He was the first in line to greet me at the door, and the one at my side every waking (and sleeping) moment. When I got home from work - even when he got too sore - up until this week - a month past his 13th birthday - he would come upstairs with me when I changed clothes after work. I always told him to wait downstairs - but he just loved to be with me - and I with him.

 

Although today is a somber one, I can't stand the thought that our house is going to be a serious place from now on because we will not have "Boy-O antics" to liven it up. He did everything he could to make every moment silly. From bunny hopping across the room to steal a bunny from someone, to HAR-HARing for love while biting the air until he got his way - to gently taking a piece of pizza from your hand while you were talking - to belching in your face as only our Boy-O could do...to peeing on the leg of a dinner guest just because he was happy to see her..our Boy-O was the laughter...the soul of our family. He had an old body, but a young soul.

 

Today I say goodbye to Bottomline Ted - my soul-mate - my clown - my Boy-O.

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Guest 2greygirls

I am so sorry for your loss, at least he was Home the last years of his life. I am sure he will still be around you, playing tricks. I believe ous soul-dogs keep watch over us and let us know they are there....

:grouphug:f_pink:gh_run

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I am so sorry. Run free Sweet and Precious Boy-O. You will be in very good company at the Bridge until you see your family once again. I know you will always look down upon your family with love. :f_white:f_redf_yellow

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Guest Lexus

My heart shares your sorrow. So very, very sorry for the tremendous loss. Your Teddy has very good company to escort him on his next journey.

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:( You've choked me up with your moving tribute. I'm so very sorry for you and your family's loss. :grouphugf_yellow Run free, Teddy. :gh_runner

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I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm not sure who was the luckier one you and your family or Teddy. Sending prayers to you to help you through this time. God speed Teddy. :hope:hope:hope

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Guest auntiesara

I'm so sorry for the loss of Teddy. What a wonderful personality! I truly believe we WILL see them again.

 

Sara

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Guest DeVon

I feel your pain. I know my Bart is over the rainbow bridge showing your Teddy around. Bart was my first grey, my 'soul grey'. May God hold your aching heart in his hands.

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Guest Joyce_N_DaBoyz

Kaye. My sweet friend. Welcome to GreyTalk, even under such trying circumstances. I miss you! Major :bighug to you... :f_red

 

Run with the wind, Teddy-Boy-O :gh_runner:gh_bow:gh_child

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Guest Snowy8

Hugs & slobber kisses to you & your sweet hubby. What a wonderful memorial. Bless your heart. I know what you're going thru. You did your very best to give him a happy home the last years of his life. It seems that is the only thing they will remember, no matter what they went through the years before...its what you did for him in his last years that will mean the most to both him & to you. Please find comfort in knowing you did this wonderful gesture for him & know that he loved you more than anything in the world.

Thank you for sharing this tender moment with all of us. :f_red:gh_lay

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Guest Saphire
:cry1 I'm sitting here in tears...what a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful boy...run free sweet sweet boy...hugs and healing prayers to you and your family...
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I laughed and cried as I read your beautiful tribute to your heart boy. I'm so very sorry for your loss... :( We never have enough time with our precious ones, no matter whether it's 10 years or 2. May your memories of his silly self bring you comfort, and know that his spirit will be with you always. :bighugGodspeed, Peter Pan...

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....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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Guest Cindi

Teddy.....Peter Pan.....he never grew up and he never went away. With a little pixy dust, he is there with you.....always.

 

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Guest argolola

What a moving tribute to your gorgeous boy. I am crying with you. May your sweet memories sustain you, and may you find peace in knowing that your boy had a happy home until the end of his days. God bless you.

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I have tears in my eyes, too. :cry1

 

You will miss him so much, but he is still with you in spirit. He will never leave you while you need him close - I believe that because of my experience with Susan.

 

You gave him his last, best home. And your love. What more could he ask?

 

:bighug:f_pink

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Guest Kayes4
Kaye.  My sweet friend.  Welcome to GreyTalk, even under such trying circumstances.  I miss you!  Major  :bighug to you... :f_red

 

Run with the wind, Teddy-Boy-O  :gh_runner  :gh_bow  :gh_child 

Oh Joyceeeee...I miss you too! I looked for you when I joined thinking you might be here - you must have been HIDING! ;)

 

I belong to a couple of Iggy places & found this site through those, I've been lurking for a while - this seems like a greyt place to be. I hate that my first REAL post here is this one though. I'll have to post some happiness too. Not finding any right this minute, but I'm sure that HandsomeHandsomeHookyBoy will have something happy for me by days end!!

 

But I'm so glad to see that you are here!! I have missed talking greyhounds online if you know what I mean!!! :whisper: Give those Boys a kiss from their Auntie Kaye - tell Pester that my lap is warm if he needs a nap & rub those silly Beagley ears for me too!!! :grouphug:

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Guest Joyce_N_DaBoyz
tell Pester that my lap is warm if he needs a nap

Here you two are, sweetie!

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Hang in there. I've sent word up to Mopsey at the Bridge to look out for Peter Pan B)

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Guest Kayes4

Awwww...my FAVORITE black boy, my FAVORITE place to be, wearing my FAVORITE shirt!!!!

 

I think a little Dewey may be in order this year. I haven't gone in a couple years...I think I'm due! Hook is so much better about being alone, I think he's the one to accompany me too! Although Juliet would have much more fun than he did...

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