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post-3697-1112150215.jpgToday, he was to have his fourth acupuncture and chiropractic treatment. Instead, Old Fella, racing name Waycross Country, was gently helped over the Rainbow Bridge after suffering a stroke.


Earlier today, Old Fella did one of skipping runs around the yard. He seemed to be doing so well. We shared a chunk of swiss cheese for lunch. Around 1:00 p.m., he started going down our deck steps, froze, his eyes grew very wide and he wasn't able to move. I didn't get to him quick enough, and he fell down the stairs. When I helped him up, he was knuckling on all four feet, his limbs were stiff and he couldn't move. He did, however, manage to pee all over my legs and feet. I cared him into the house and laid him on a soft pillow. Just like Goldilocks, he wasn't happy there - woofing to be moved. I moved him to another soft pillow. Again he woofed, until I carried him to the den to be with me. When Dr. Williams came to do his treatment, she examined him and determined that he had a stroke. He was not able to stand up on his own. It was time. The sparkle had left his eyes.


Scott came home, and we buried Old Fella under the tree in our front yard - a special place for a special boy.


Old Fella hadn't had enough time to live since coming to us in September 2003. He was truly a Greyhound for the people. He touched so many people. He loved everyone and never complained about anything. He made us laugh, and he made us cry - sometimes at the same time.


We knew this day would come. We just didn't expect it this soon. Tonight, please light a candle and say a prayer to help Old Fella find his way to the others who have gone before.




Waycross Country fondly known as Old Fella

02/02/90 - 03/29/05

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I'm sorry to hear he couldn't stay longer.


We'll be watching the stars for his to appear.


Godspeed, Old Fella.

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I am so sorry. Many tears flowing here as I learn of Old Fella's passing to the bridge. I am so sorry for your loss. I truly thought Old Fella would have many more years with us.


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Oh no! I am so sorry to read of Old Fella's passing. He was loved by all of us :grouphug:f_red

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Cheryl, I'm so sorry. Old Fella was such a wonderful old man. His loss will be felt by many. I'm so glad you were there for him and that the past months were mostly good ones for Old Fella. Your being with him at the end must have been such a comfort for him.

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. :f_red

God speed Old Fella run with the angels. :gh_run

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If you get the chance to sit it out or dance.......... I hope you dance! Missing our littlest girl.

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Cheryl I am here with my tears joining yours. What an incredible life you gave him in his brief time with you. Race in the Wind Old Fella, your body may not be here but your spirit will be with us forever.

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Im so glad you gave him a wonderful home. I enjoyed reading about him. Tears are flowing here. Run free Old Fella We all love you. :f_red:grouphug

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Tears here too, I'm so very sorry, Old Fella's story really touched my heart and I'm sure the hearts of many other people too. The love and dedication you gave to him was wonderful. :grouphug:f_white


Run, run like the wind Old Fella, it's your time to be young and strong once more and to play with your friends at the bridge :gh_run

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I am so sorry to read this. My heart sank as soon as I saw the topic title. :weep


I will miss hearing about his antics.


Farewell, Old Fella! I will miss you!

Jennifer and Beamish (an unnamed Irish-born Racer) DOB: October 30, 2011


Forever and always missing my "Vowels", Icarus, Atlas, Orion, Uber, and Miss Echo, and Mojito.

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My heartfelt sympathy.I was stunned to say the least. Send your mommy a sign sweet angel.'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' we will all be waiting for our one last big meet n greet!!Find Howie,he will love you. :gh_run:gh_run:f_red:f_red

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To Old Fella-a dog who was beloved by everyone. He was always in our thoughts from the first day we read his story. We could see his physical appearance and stature improve. We read everytime there was a posting about his recovery to his warmth and responding love.


Thank you Cheryl for giving him all he needed in his later years. He was well loved by you, your family and the greyhound world.

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The tears welled as soon as I read the title :cry1 :cry1 Old Fella, you will be terribly missed , as you were loved by so many of us. A true inspiration.


Run Free at the Bridge, sweet boy :gh_run2 I'm so glad you found the endless amount of love and comfort that you deserved in your forever home. I only wish you could have had more time with them.


Cheryl, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers :bighug

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OMG!! Dear sweet Old Fella. May your soul rest in peace, thank you for bringing such joy to the greytalk community. I will never forget you, never!!!!! I am sending gentle hugs and many prayers to your family, they must be devisated. I am just heart broke to read of your passing.


God Bless your wonderful loving and caring family for opening up their hearts and home to help such a wonderful old man. I must go now to wipe the tears away..............so very sorry..... :(





Praying for all the missing greys!

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Guest BrockGusDad

Oh, Cheryl, this is not what we wanted to hear. My heart goes out to you and yours.


Godspeed Old Fella..... You will not be forgotten.

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Guest TilliesMom

Dear Cheryl....


Old Fella was one lucky boy to receive your love. He will remain in your hearts forever. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts as I light my candle in honor of your special boy.


Sending hugs...

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