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Good Bye Sweet Derby


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I adopted Derby the whippet on Valentine's Day last February. I felt like she must have called out to me because I found her on the REGAP website within minutes of them posting her picture. She was so sweet and so loving. She adapted so easily to our household and acted as if she had always lived with us.

 

My male grey Brad, began attacking her outside when they would run and play. She had stitches several times and ended up being in her crate all the time. She never wanted to come out. She stopped sleeping with me and snuggling on the couch. This saddened me so much. I felt like she just wasn't happy. After 6 months of her living with us I decided she may be better off in a home either by herself or with a very calm grey. Brad was just too much for her to handle and I couldn't figure out what the problem was. I have had tons of fosters with no problems from him.

 

Anyway, Regap found a super home for her, a perfect match about 9 weeks ago. They loved her so much. A couple of weeks ago, Derby began losing weight and had no energy. It ended up she had Immune mediated hemolytic anemia and possibly bone cancer as well. They put her to sleep this afternoon. I feel so sad for them and for me. I feel a bit jealous that I did not get to spend her last minutes with her. I also feel tremendously guilty as well. I gave her up when she was so sick and I didn't even know it. She had no signs of the diseases yet. I feel like I abandoned her. I know she went to the most loving family though and that does help. Plus the mom works at a vets office and was able to bring Derby into work with her so she could keep an eye on her. I wouldn't have been able to do that. Derby had a tough life before I had her and all I wanted was for her to be happy. I know I did the right thing but it is still hard to take. That sweet little face is gone, her sweet kisses and cuddles..gone. I will hold them in my heart forever. I can't believe how hard this is. Thanks for listening.

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I'm sorry. Whippets are special little people, aren't they? God must have needed her more than us here on earth.

 

Godspeed you, little girl.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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Guest BrockGusDad
I adopted Derby the whippet on Valentine's Day last February...    I feel so sad for them and for me.  I feel a bit jealous that I did not get to spend her last minutes with her.  I also feel tremendously guilty as well.  I gave her up when she was so sick and I didn't even know it.  She had no signs of the diseases yet....That sweet little face is gone, her sweet kisses and cuddles..gone.  I will hold them in my heart forever.  I can't believe how hard this is.  Thanks for listening.

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No, rather, my thanks for posting.

How very hard it must be for you, but you did so much.

 

My sincerest admiration for you.

 

Godspeed Derby.....

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I am so sorry for your loss - Derby knows she was loved. Godspeed little girl. Look for my Merlin at the Bridge. He is my whippet bridge kid and he will take care of you. f_yellow

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I'm very sorry to hear the news :(

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I am so sorry. :grouphugf_yellow

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Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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I am so sorry. Run free sweetheart...run with the wind to the Angels. :f_white:grouphug

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You are grieving for the second time, once when you had to give her up, and now that she has gone to run free.

 

No wonder this is so hard for you.

At least she was loved in her final days.

 

She knew you loved her deeply, and she will remain in your memory for a lifetime.

 

Lighting a candle for you during these very hard times.

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My heartfelt sympathy for your loss.My heart aches for you right now for I feel your pain.We are here for you.Just believe in your heart that "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" we will all see them once more. :f_pink:f_pink:f_pink

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Guest auntiesara

What a terrible tragedy. Just remember she loves you and may send you a special sign that she's okay. My Rosie sent me very loud windchimes to be sure I was paying attention to her!

 

Sara

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