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Rex came to us as a spunky 8 year old and was a two-time bounce through no fault of his own. He had retired at age 5 after racing mostly at Witchita but also including a few short stints at Geneva Lakes and Dubuqe.



That boy made me laugh every day. He brought a smile to my face. He still does. He was a perfect gentleman-- very proper-- with slight alpha tendencies.


Rex was glossy black, smooth as silk, black tuxedo, heart shaped face, a slight Roman nose, big, bat ears, two white back toes and one white toenail. His eyes were deep, dark brown and his eyebrows always expressive. He was very photogenic. He slept curled up in a tiny ball.


He was small, fast, and slight of build. He could turn on a dime. He weighed 64 pounds on a heavy day. He slammed, banged, and trash-talked Vinnie when they ran in the yard.


He would spin, prance, and play bow, and he slapped the floor loudly with both front paws when he was excited. He loved stuffies and could kill a squeaker faster than a lightning strike.


Rexie loved walks, rides, and people food. He had milk and cookies every night before bed. He loved his Mom, Dad, and sisters. He was our watchdog and our protector.


He chased the cat twice.


He reminded me when I'd been on the computer too long. He banged his hard little head under my elbow and made my arm bounce. He reminded me every night to take my meds at 10 p.m. without fail He woke me up if necessary and was relentless until I took them.


He wanted petted anytime we were sitting near him.


I would sit or lie with him every night and pet him, sometimes for an hour or more.


The only thing he asked of us was to love him.


I held his small, heart-shaped face in my hands and told him he every day more times than I could count that he was a precious baby and that I loved him to pieces. I always kissed him on the top of his head, and he never mionded. I thanked him many times for coming to live with us and told him I was sorry he didn't get here sooner.


We always celebrated his birthday the day after Christmas.

He would be 12 years old today.

I miss him.


Happy Birthday Rex.


Love, Mom

Tonya, mom to May, and my angels Vinnie, Rex, Red, Chase, and Jake.

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Happy Birthday sweet boy. :grouphug:f_white


A wonderful tribute to a wonderful boy.

Casual Bling & Hope for Hounds
Janet & the hounds Maggie and Allen Missing my baby girl Peanut, old soul Jake, quirky Jet, Mama Grandy and my old Diva Miz Foxy; my angel, my inspiration. You all brought so much into my light, and taught me so much about the power of love, you are with me always.
If you get the chance to sit it out or dance.......... I hope you dance! Missing our littlest girl.

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:grouphug:) that was sweet!!

Major & Black Jack are the BEST Doggies in the WORLD

A Major Presence - MAJOR - March 10, 1999 - January 13, 2011

Little Joe - BLACK JACK - July 31, 1998 - February 8, 2011


"If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. " - Randy Pausch

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Happy Birthday Precious Rex. You are missed and loved so much. I know that Angel Sophia gave you a kiss today on your special day. :angelwings:angelwings


Patti-Mommy of Lady Sophia 7-28-92 - 8-3-04... LaceyLaine 8-2-94-12-5-07...

Flash Gordon 7-14-99 - 8-29-09... BrookLynne...Pavé Maria... and 18 Bridge Kids.




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Rex, I still have the picture that your mommy drew of you for my wall. You are missed and thought of often. So many of our beautiful friends surround you with love.


Tonya, you have my sympathy.

Tami, Nikki & Gypsy (non-greyhounds, but still pretty good dogs.) Deeply missing Sunscreen Man, Angel (Back on the Job), Switzler Festus and Joe (Indio Starr)

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What a beautiful rememberance of your precious boy. :beatheart

Happy Birthday, Rex! :heart

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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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