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Starla (aka - Cc's Jaded Lover)


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I adopted my first greyhound, Starla, 4.5 yrs ago. Since then she

has brought numerous fosters, other greyhounds, wonderful friends

and lots of joy to my life. I cannot imagine my life without her

and my true love and dedication for greyhounds! We have since

adopted 6 more greyhounds (mostly seniors) and fostered at least

100.

 

Starla has always lived up to her beautiful tuxedo mannerisms! If

she was not roaching she was chasing her tail, biting her legs in

play, singing, rooing, playing, irritating her brother, etc. Starla

ALWAYS brought a smile to everyone's face with her silly antics!

Even at Barnes & Noble while doing a meet & greet she would roach on

the tile floor! She will always be one of a kind!

 

In Nov 2004 she was diagnosed with Osteo at 8 yrs old. Within a few

days she had her right front leg amputated. Her recovery was

amazing and much better than I could have ever anticipated. Her

life as a tripod seemed no different than she was before! We opted

not to do Chemo mainly due to the cost but also we didn't think she

would want to go through it. About 2.5 months later we heard of an

Oncologist in Ohio that was donating the chemo drugs so we decided

to give it a try (thank you Jeannie - fellow GPA friend and GT'er!). She successfully had 4 chemo treatments with relatively no side effects. On the day of the 5th treatment (less than 2 weeks ago) I asked them to run a chest x-ray because I thought she was slowing down and weaker. The x-rays revealed

numerous lesions in her lungs so we did not go through with the last

treatment. We knew our days were numbered...

 

Last weekend we had a "Celebration of Life" party for her. She and

33 of her greyhound buddies all got together for a "Hello Kitty"

themed party in her honor. It was awesome!!! She spent 90% of the

time upside roaching on the couch but she loved every minute of it.

A few days went by and we knew it was time to let her go. We made

the appt for today after the vet's office closed. Last night when I

got home from work she was much worse and we had to medicate her

throughout the evening to keep her comfortable. My husband and I

laid in bed with her and gave her peanut butter ice cream, fresh

chicken, hot dogs and whatever else I could find that she would eat

(this was over about 18 hours don't worry!). She loved the

attention and told us she was ready by the look in her eyes...

 

Starla died in my lap just a few short hours ago with her daddy

and her brother (Jasper) by her side. Jasper has never spent one

night without his sister (we adopted him at 11 weeks old). He is having a very hard time coping with her illness and now loss.

 

Please send lots of white light, good thoughts and prayers to our

Star-Star! She will live on forever in our hearts and our

memories. We will all miss her dearly!

 

Thank you!

Julie

w/Jasper, Wolfie & Gabby (the mini-Doxie)

Honey, Angel, Ivy, Rocky, Colby (the cocker) and now Starla at the

bridge

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Guest pleasantsarg

I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of Starla and her party. I am so happy that I was able to glimpse a short part of her life, and so sorry that she has moved on. I hope Jasper, you and the rest of your family is ok. I'm sorry for your loss.

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My heart goes out to the family -- furry and smooth -- of such a classy girl.

 

Godspeed, Starla.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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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I'm so very sorry for your loss. You baby sounded so sweet. Godspeed Starla and prayers for you and your family and especially for Jasper who mourns for his sister. :f_red

Judy, mom to Darth Vader, Bandita, And Angel

Forever in our hearts, DeeYoGee, Dani, Emmy, Andy, Heart, Saint, Valentino, Arrow, Gee, Bebe, Jilly Bean, Bullitt, Pistol, Junior, Sammie, Joey, Gizmo, Do Bee

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Julie, I am so sorry....you did EVERYTHING you could for her. EVERYTHING...and finally, when she just couldn't go on, you did the hardest thing but the most loving one.

 

I'm so glad to have known Starla...and glad to know you and Dale, too.

 

We are thinking about you.....

Lynn, Howie and Raisin :f_pink

ATASCOSITA DIAZ - MY WONDER DOG!
Missing our Raisin: 9/9/94 - 7/20/08, our Super Bea: 2003 - 12/16/09, our Howie: 9/17/97 - 4/9/11, our Bull: 8/7/00 - 1/17/13, our Wyatt Earp: 11/22/06 - 12/16/15, and our Cyclone 8/26/05 - 9/12/16

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Guest PeteysMom

I am so very sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was a wonderful girl and you gave her a very good life. You are in my thoughts.

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I'm so very sorry...I loved seeing all the party pictures that were posted the other day...what a beautiful girl. :grouphug:f_white

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Michelle...forever missing her girls, Holly 5/22/99-9/13/10 and Bailey 8/1/93-7/11/05

Religion is the smile on a dog...Edie Brickell

Wag more, bark less :-)

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Guest VaGreymom

I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like you gave her a wonderful life. You did the right thing as hard as it was for you to do. :grouphug

 

Godspeed sweet Starla.

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Guest grey4life

Thank you all for your very kind words and support! It is so nice to have support from fellow greyhound lovers!

 

Hugs to you all!

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing photos of Starla's huge party. She was truely loved by many! Godspeed Starla! :gh_run2

Cosmo (Fuzz Face Cosmos), Holmes (He's a Dream), Boomer (USS Baby Boomer), Ella and missing our angels Clay (Red Clay), Train (Nite Train), Trip (Bock's Teddy Bear),Larry (Bohemian Frigid) and Jimmy (Bohemian Raw)
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Oh man, so sorry to hear of your loss :( I too really enjoyed seeing pictures of Starla's party (and how much she looked to be enjoying herself) and I'm glad you were able to have that big celebration of her life. She obviously knew she was loved right up to the last second!

Forever in my Heart Joe T Greyhound, Charly Bear, Angel Daisy, and Katze & Buzz Kitty.

 

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Starla was clearly very loved by so many. The photos of her party were truly wonderful to see. I'm so sorry for your loss. :grouphugf_yellow

...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus
(Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out.
Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.
Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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Guest BrockGusDad

Julie, what a wonderful story of mutual love and dedication. I am so sorry for your loss, but inspired by what you gained.

 

Godspeed Starla.....

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Julie,

When I saw the name Starla in Rememberance I was afraid to look...

 

I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how much you loved her and how much she loved you.

 

Godspeed Starla....

Kelly and the boys

Andy (Full Details), Savage (SanTan SavageTry), Tag (C Ya Tag Heuer), Hamlet (Huntington's Monarch Hamlet),

and Cleopatra (Huntington's Cleopatra)

Never forgotten & Always in my heart, Shawn (Call Me Gone) 02/09/99 - 03/23/06

and Josh (Great Contender*) 01/11/98 - 11/29/07

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