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.
7/9/03 – 6/29/14
"Wanda and Lily" have been one word in our home for over 7 years. These gentle, loving black beauties changed our lives and have been such a joyful and blessed addition to our home. Our precious Wanda (purple girl) left us on June 29th due to unknown osteosarcoma in her left front leg, leaving her sister Lily (Cookie's Girl) and us with an unfillable void in our lives. We miss our Wanda, who raced under the name of 'Cookie's Legacy'. Wanda enjoyed retirement life as most Greys do, morning "docking station", playing with stuffed "babies", going for rides, and of our two girls she loved the beach and to ‘run fast’ when she got the chance.
She was our "strong" girl having beat an earlier diagnosis 4 years ago of osteo in the other shoulder. The oncologist was amazed when she underwent biopsy of 15 samples/pricks without anesthesia. She and her sister were our children, in a sense, and we miss her physical presence in our lives. We are grateful, of course, for the time we shared together, but we were not prepared for her sudden departure. Her absence diminishes and tarnishes each day.
Mom is even more vigilant and protective of Lily (hard to imagine, I know), lest something evil take her away too soon. Perhaps someday we will recover from this loss and the emptiness become less noticeable, but that time may be far off. We pray there is a nice beach at the bridge and the wind is providing loving strokes like only Dad could do as she runs. To our ‘pretty girl’ - Know that you were loved more than words can describe, we will always carry you in our hearts and as we search for comfort we know that we will see you again one day!!
Gypsy & Mark Smith
12/24/05 – 9/29/14
My big strong beautiful boy, Dodd, passed away on 9/29/14 in my arms at home. He fought osteosarcoma for 6 months, but was tired and ready to go to the Rainbow Bridge, where he will never have to feel pain or worry again. Dodd got me through some of the darkest days of my life, and I will be eternally grateful to him for that. He had been in many different foster homes and even adopted out and returned before he came to us. I always thought he was merely misunderstood, because he was calm, regal and protective once he realized he was in his "real" forever home.
He could make you laugh with his goofy ways, he was a discriminating connoisseur of the Petco cookie bar and he loved greyhounds and greyhound events. He was a very sensitive greyhound and could look at you like he could see right down to your soul. I adopted him when he was only 2 years old and I was blessed to have 6 years with him. I will miss him every day for the rest of my life, but it helps to know that he still watches over us and that I will see him again.
Run free sweet Doddie, your buddy Shannon has the leash now!
3/21/02 - 9/20/14
My Sweet Boy, it's very hard to find the right words to describe the perfect boy but in the Greyt book your picture would be there. You were taken away so suddenly and even though I got to hug and kiss your sweet face every day, I will always regret not having more time with you. I will miss our "conversations", our short walks and playing fetch with your baby bear inside and in the backyard. You were always a perfect gentleman to everyone who came to visit from family to friends, they all left loving you. The neighbors dogs will also miss having someone to run along the fence with and bark at, but you always had the last word there too. Your big eyes were truly the mirrors to your sweet soul.
Run free my sweet boy I know Yentl, Matthew Perry and all our greys past were there to meet you at the bridge. I will miss you very much, and even though my heart is broken, I know we will all be together again one day.
I will Love & Miss you,
Mommy Linda and little Sis Becky
7/3/99 – 7/18/14
4/24/01 – 7/18/14
Our beloved babies. You brought us more joy than we could have ever imagined. Having a greyhound is nothing like having a regular pet. This breed is one of a kind....so gentle and loving. We picked up Riffy, brindle, on 1-18-03 and Angie on 2-12-03. We had so much joy nurturing them to be the wonderful, outgoing babies that they were considering where they came from. We enjoyed taking them to the park and allowing them to run like the wind, free. Oh the beauty in their strides! This will be missed. They walked with us daily and slept in our bed. We would have had it no other way.
I had to buy Cool Whip in bulk at Sam's as this was their night time snack. We had to re-sod the backyard 5 times due to their many runs, but would do it all over again. They loved that the back window to my 4runner rolled down. They liked smelling where they were going and seeing where they had been. Many years ago, an Italian sausage fell off the grill and rolled into the garden area. Unbeknownst to us it was there and I saw Riffy eating it. Since that day, every time we cooked out, we always cooked hotdogs too and threw one into the garden area for Riffy to find. This went on until the day they passed on. Angie did not go without, we gave her one inside. Riffy never told her about his find that day :)
We miss everything about you both...the love in your eyes, the tenderness in your heart and the spring in your step. Riffy, you may have been Daddy's boy, but you were Mommy's baby..always will be. Angie you were Daddy's bubble girl, but Mommy's baby girl...always will be. On their last day, we cooked the whole package of hot dogs and gave them to them both. Until we meet you again, we fell in love with you both back in 2003 and our love continues to this day.
We love and miss you!
Mommy, Daddy, Taylor, Jordan, Michael and Brady
8/29/10 - 7/9/14
One of our Newest foster girls Uma (nicknamed Uma Thurman) passed away very unexpectedly. She was in for a routine Spay and dental when her heart gave out
on her. Our wonderful vets tried everything to bring her back but were unable to revive her. This is very uncommon and very hard to understand.
We all have heavy hearts but are thankful that Uma got to spend her last few days loved and adored by her foster mom, Linda DePietto.
Thank you Linda for loving her and letting her know how special she was. Uma may you find peace at the Rainbow Bridge.
My beautiful sweet boy!! Oh, how we will miss you. You brought such joy when you came into our lives. I still remember the day I picked you up and brought you home.
You were always such a great ambassador for greyhounds with the meet and greets, county fair and events we would attend. Such a people greyhound! You were also our guardian, watchful whenever anyone new came into the house, and ready to protect.
I even discovered how much you were worth when you ate a whole rotisserie chicken off the kitchen counter and had to be taken to the emergency vet with x-rays and blood work. It was worth every penny. I will miss our walks, your crazy 8s in the back yard and your greetings when I left for and came home from work. You would always excitedly go and grab your bone to show me. I will miss most of all the way you let me love on you and were so happy when I did. You loved you ear rubs. I am grateful that you had your favorite meal (chicken) and a last walk before we said goodbye. I love you “Chance”
7/2/05 – 5/16/14
My sweet Angel, you were my first greyhound and I couldn’t have had a better teacher. You rose above the hard life you were born into and for the past 5 years, settled into the most loving companion anyone could ever ask for. I will miss our play times, your wild runs in the backyard, and yes, all the nights you snuggled close at bedtime. Bauer will be a lonely boy without you too. You have touched so many hearts and will be missed by most, especially our meet & greet family.
Thank you for giving me the most wonderful memories. I will cherish them forever.
Run free my sweet girl until we meet again. I will love & miss you always.
Your Forever Mom - Linda DePietto and big brother Bauer
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