In Loving Memory
This page is dedicated to the memory of beloved animal companions who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. If you would like to submit a photo and/or small tribute to your greyhound or other pet, please send it to GREATinfo@great-greyhound.org. Memorials will remain on this page for one month. Out of respect for the bereaved family, no tributes will be posted without their express permission.
1/4/02 - 4/8/13
Foster dog Bridgeport passed away peacefully today after going to the emergency vet for a severe infection which was causing his system to shut down. Due to the pain he was in, the only thing we could do was end his pain as quickly and gently as we could.
We picked Bridgeport up a couple of months ago after his owner of several years dropped him off at Polk County Animal Services. In foster care, he simply enjoyed hanging out with his foster mom and lounging in his favorite spots. A sweet dignified older gentleman, it didn't take long for him to worm his way into the hearts of all who met him.
Rest in peace, Bridgeport. You will always be remembered and missed.
4/1/99 - 3/25/13
On March 25th Peanut went to heaven. On April 1 she would have been 14 years old. She is survived by her dad V, Mama Laura, nephew Cowboy and brother from another mother Oddie.
Let me say few words about Peanut. First of all she was born on April Fool’s Day which is the perfect day for her. She loved people and especially people’s food, she never minded a little beer. But deep inside her addiction to treats began to go out of control. Chicken jerky, Milk Bones, Dentastix, pig’s ears, you name it, she loved them all. She tried to drop the habit but it wasn't what she wanted. She wanted more treats, well, She always got them. Now she is in heaven together with Tia again happy and healthy. We love her and miss her. Rest in peace our cleaning lady. Thank you for tomato planting.
dad, mom, Oddie, Cowboy
Bad Little Bubba
6/30/02 – 3/26/13
We lost our beautiful boy Bubba this past Tuesday. He came into our lives as a foster and instantly made us foster failures because we fell in love with him and couldn’t let him go. He loved to chase squirrels and birds in the yard and play with his big sister Dara, who we lost last year. His favorite thing to do was cuddle up in our bed and sleep all day amongst the pillows.
He helped us get through the pain of losing Dara by quickly taking over the things that she used to do so well such as beg for food at the dinner table and announce when he wanted cookies by barking at you on the couch until you got what he wanted. He has now rejoined her over rainbow bridge.
Bubba developed a cancerous tumor in his abdomen that had grown so large that it was causing him lots of pain, so much that we just couldn’t see him suffer with it any longer. After a meal of roast beef and vanilla ice cream we very sadly sent him on his way. We were very blessed to have him come into our lives and our hearts. He will be missed and never forgotten.
Don and Jen Keller
WB Just Like Mom
1/8/00 – 3/20/13
Sadly, sweet foster girl Baylee crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 20, 2013. She began vomiting & bloodydiarrhea the previous day After fluids and anti-nausea meds did not help, an x-ray was taken that revealed a mass in the area of the spleen and liver. Baylee was let go peacefully with her foster mom Judy at her side. She will be forever missed.
PNP Shin Dig
6/21/04 – 3/11/13
We lost our sweet foster dog, Honey, last night. She was playing in the back yard, romping and running and just getting her energy out when all of a sudden I heard a snap and she started screeching. I knew at once that she had broken a leg. After a tense trip to the emergency vet x-rays confirmed it and showed that it was probably osteocarcoma. The kindest thing we could do was let her go peacefully. We are all very sad today - she was truly a "honey."
Del & Robin Del Guidice
6/23/01 – 3/9/13
We knew this day would come but that doesn’t make it any easier.
Our journey with Zeke began February 2006 when we picked him up at Pet Supermarket in Lakeland . The Greyhound daddy didn’t know what to think of him. But Zeke won him over. Zeke stuck to him like Velcro – and he loved every minute of it.
From that point, Zeke was a part of the family. He helped us make our house into a home with his big presence and big heart.
Everyone in the house was so excited when the girls taught Zeke to sit on command – of course there had to be food involved. But he knew that he would get whatever he wanted if he sat… it was his form of begging. And you couldn’t resist giving in. Especially when he put his ears up in combination with sitting.
There are so many things that we will miss - like the greyhound alarm clock (which got us up on time every morning), his 360’s (especially after getting a bath), going bye-bye in the GTV (aka the Greyhound Transport Vehicle), and his variety of squeaky toys such as pink pig, purple bone, elephant and monkey.
We have been blessed to have had Zeke in our family for 6 years.
There is a huge void now.
In loving memory of Zeke, we will always love you and miss you.
Becky, Greg and Lexy
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