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3 Goodbyes too many...

Monday, September 25, 2017

Today we said goodbye to our greyhound Teresa. We had known this day was coming...in July we had her at the e-vet for issue with her hind section (leg weakness, etc) and while the x-ray showed some disk issues, it also found lung cancer...and a LOT of it. Last month our vet took another x-ray and confirmed it was all over her lungs, so it was just a matter of time. Today, she was unable to put any weight on her right hind leg, so my wife and I knew it was "time".

Sadly, we've repeated this two other times this year -- our boy Tomas in March and Gigi in June. And for the time being, we are a home with no puppies! First time in over 14 years!

So we think we are going to take a break from rescuing / adopting, probably until next year. We have a couple vacations coming up, and with having had issues at our former kennel in May, we need to find a new kennel, so the break will allow us to find one we are comfortable with.

So, yes, 3 goodbyes too many, but I would not trade away all the love our greyhounds have brought us!

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  • IUHRYTR
    It is always emotionally difficult saying goodbye to our beloved pet friends even when we know it is the best decision we can make for their quality of life. But we can be reminded of their companionship every time we recall the happy times we shared with them.

    So very sorry for your losses this year.

    From one pet lover to another emoticon .

    Lou
    1159 days ago
  • RKOTTEK
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    beautiful animals
    1160 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    its been almost 6 years since i lost my little sparky and i still think about him alot.
    this past january we lost our pit bull Leroy, whom we had gotten around the same time as Sparky.
    i said i would not get another dog after Sparky but I did, and I have had her 4 years now. I will say, this will be my last one. As I am just not going to deal with it easy, IF she goes before me that is.
    sorry for your loss. It will get easier in time.
    1165 days ago
  • SRWYLIE
    Patrick, this was a post I was dreading to read. I'm so sorry for your loss and for the ache in your hearts, but the love that you shared with Teresa will go on. The other side of the Rainbow Bridge is bustling with reunions right now. Hugs to you and Sharron.
    1165 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is 3 losses too many. emoticon The love they shared is never lost.
    1165 days ago
  • WSEARCHER
    So sorry for your loss. We lost 4 pets in two years. I thought I would take a break as well, Then a stray wondered into our yard. lol
    1166 days ago
  • NOMORECLOUDYDAY
    So sorry. We lost our golden in Feb. and found the house too quiet. Good luck.
    1166 days ago
  • APPLEPIEDREAMS
    I'm so sorry for your losses. We put down our rescue dog in June and have decided not to have another dog for awhile. It is good to take a break sometimes.
    1166 days ago
  • MANDIETERRIER1
    I'm so sorry💖
    1166 days ago
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