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That's a really poignant photo.
"And Afleet Alex just ran right by Giacomo like he was standing still!"
Tom Durkin, 2005 Belmont Stakes
Wife and I can relate to your pain. We had a doberman diagnosed with cancer. Had to have leg amputated. We were told she had 6 months to live, one year tops. She was eight at the time. Her "sister," a german shepard(7 yrs old) had a true love/hate relationship, more on the hate side(I almost lost a finger breaking up a fight). Well, during the week Duchess was in the hospital, Gretchen moped constantly. When Duchess returned home, Gretchen lit up and doted on Duchess like a mother nursing a child back to health.
Duchess showed more courage than any human I have known. No loss of leg was going to stop her from her nightly walks, or getting up the stairs to go to bed. Twice a month she treked 70 miles to go through some experimental chemo program(her cancer was not confined to the lost leg). I changed her diet from dog food to barley, broccoli, and a small amount of chicken and fish.(O.K., a treat every now and again).
She gave us two years of pure joy and love. The pain of losing her and the following year her sister was almost unbearable. Non dog lovers would not understand.
Thanks for sharing your story and picture(one of the most touching I've ever seen). Like I posted when Becky lost one of her "family," maybe the only one thing I know is all dogs go to heaven. They sure deserve it.
Oh Kermit , I am so very sorry It is just amazing how Lilly knew . You are great people and please don't stop your wonderful work in saving them and giving them the life they desire at least for a little while. My heart goes out to you and your wife.
I'm so sorry for your loss, what a touching last pic of her and her "sister". Greyhounds are such gentle souls, bless you for giving them so many of them such a wonderful retirement! Was it osteosarcoma? We lost our Rottie to that, it was very hard to watch her go through it.
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