It is with great sadness that I must announce that Guido passed onto the rainbow bridge this morning. For those that know his story; it is amazing that I had so many wonderful years with him. Words can not explain the feelings...pain of the loss yet the relief that he is no longer suffering. He passed peacefully this morning with me and my Niece Rhiannon Lascola by his side....Happy Birthday Rhiannon...
I want t thank all my fr...iends, family and those that have helped me with Guido... There are too many to thank personally and every body that have even shared a snicker of the crazy "Guido posts" you are very much part of our appreciation. Susan Lauten, Annie Siegmann, Roxann E. Bailey, Yolanda Kamehanaokala McPeck, Mariela Parodi DiSiena, Tammy Lascola, and my Dad...There are not enough words to say thank you for all your support.
I am at peace...My buddy can finally eat what ever he wants and can have a happy life at the Rainbow Bridge until I get to meet him again.
I told Guido that it was ok for him to go to sleep; but for him to help guide me in the "next buddy" that will walk into my life....There can never be another Guido....but I also can't wait to see who Guido picks out for me... I am sure he will do a super job...
I will miss you my buddy...thank you for the years.. and I will see you again!
Guido, (Joe Lascola) 11/09/1999 - 06/07/2012Guido
Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:33 AM
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:06 AM
Run free sweet Guido, daddy will always love you.
Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:37 AM
My condolences to Joe.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:02 AM
He had a diffucult time health wise but the best "dad" any one could ask for... Joe you have my deepest sympathy.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:48 PM
I love Joe.
I miss them both terribly. Both Joe and Guido stood beside me (in a cyber-sense) when Fig fell ill and was taken away from me so suddenly, I am so grateful for their support and friendship during that time.
Joe was the best dad an IG could ever hope for. I am absolutly distraught right now and am struggling for the words.....I can't stop the tears.
I guess the only thing I can say is:
Guido had a great life and Joe's life was deeply influenced by this precious little soul who kissed his heart as he passed through this existence.
Bless you Guido.
Bless you Joe.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:53 AM
Even though I never met Guido, this one was a hard blow to the heart. I followed Guido's story closely for about seven years, and prayed for him every day. I think I can count myself as safely among the upper 1% in terms of the care I give my dog, but I would never kid myself that I am in Joe's legue. He moved world's to keep Guido well, and that effort touched me- and a lot of us- to the core. I have been crying on and off about this for days, and here I go again.
I could not say it any better . I remember Joe and Guido from way back on I.G. Post. When we had the fires here in San Diego a few years back Joe opened his home to any people or iggys that needed a place to evacuate to. Run free sweet Guido, you had and gave the most wonderful gift this life has to offer LOVE!
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:40 PM
Thank you for your patience, Joe, I know Guido will always be with you in your Heart.
Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:41 PM
RIP, Guido and enjoy eating everything you want!
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:31 AM
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:42 AM
Guido was such a special pup. He amazed me how he faced every day. Ususlly in pain or sick, but he stuck in there. He had a "zest for life" and I hope he is running pain free and happy at the Rainbow Bridge.
I look forward to the next chapter in my life. I am opening my home to IG Rescue and other rescue groups as a temporary foster. As I have told many people time and time again...while I do love the Italian Greyhound breed; I am not positive if that will be the next animal in my life. Like all the other animals that have come into my life; they are brought to me by some kind of reason. Many times I would have these animals for up to a year or so to nurse them back to health and then find them a better suited permanent home than I can offer. This may be the case again until I find the next "Guido"...
Thank you again for your kindness. Guido and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:42 PM
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