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Guido, (Joe Lascola) 11/09/1999 - 06/07/2012


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#1 OFFLINE   About Time IGs

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:33 AM

Though Joe is not currently an IGW member, I know that many of you know him and his IG Guido. I wanted to share/repost this informaiton in hopes that those of you who know him personally can drop Joe a note, and others can leave comments here as well for him to see.

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!

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:31 AM

I saw this on Facebook and sent Joe a note, but it breaks my heart so much. The losses of our angels are so difficult that words cannot express the sadness.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:06 AM

I'm so sorry to read this. Guido was so loved and I know Joe did amazing things to see that he had the best posisble life.

Run free sweet Guido, daddy will always love you.


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:37 AM

Oh I am so sad to see this. Joe did everything possible to make his Guido happy. Rest in peace sweet boy.
My condolences to Joe.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:50 AM

Wow, that is so sad. My thoughts are with you, Joe.....Run Free Guido.......Posted Image
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:02 AM

Oh I am heartbroken, Guido greets me every morning...his face is on a set of coffee mugs I own.
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 - 08:06 AM

I am so sorry for your loss Joe....never easy to lose these precious babes...
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 01:11 PM

I remember joe was an active member on the forum when i first joined. one of his posts were the first post i ever read on IGW. I often wondered how Guido was since Joe's absence from the forum. I feel so bad learning of Guido's passing. Prayers and blessing to Joe in this sad time. Run free sweet Guido!!!


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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:41 PM

I've had tears in my eyes for two days thinking about Joe and Guido. Hard to explain to family how you could feel so much for a dog you've never met. Joe is an amazing IG dad, Guido will be deeply missed by all his admirers. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:48 PM

I love Guido.
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 10 June 2012 - 03:44 PM

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.
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:03 PM

This is such sad news. I followed Guido's story for many years and was impressed by Joe's dedication. Run free, sweet Guido.
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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

Wherever you are Joe, I hope you're able read all these posts and feel the sadness from all of us over the loss of your Dear Friend, Guido. Like many others, you were the my first contact on IGW. I'd never even heard of a "forum" until Laura suggested it, but wanted to learn as much as possible about how raise our tiny IG puppy, Mia. Actually, in my first post (on the Shoutbox) I addressed you as "Guido"! =)

Thank you for your patience, Joe, I know Guido will always be with you in your Heart.
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Posted 11 June 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'm so sorry to read this. I enjoyed the adventures of Guido and Joe. It is a tribute to Joe's special care that Guido was with him for so long.
RIP, Guido and enjoy eating everything you want!

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 05:00 PM

I'm so sorry to read about Guido too. I remember Joe and Guido from way back then. I remember he started his business because of Guido's health problems. I'm sure Guido will guide him to his new "Iggy Friend" and pick one special for him. They both will always be remembered.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:31 AM

Like everyone else....I "met" Joe and Guido back in 2005, on a different forum. It was because of Joe's search for nutritional ways to help Guido, that he started K9Kitchen........now look at all the dogs he has helped throughout the years....a perfect legacy for Guido. Joe always said Guido was never expected to live a long life, but he did because of Joe's care......it's all so sad.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 05:54 AM

So sorry to hear about Guido. I have learned a lot from reading about Joe and Guido over the years. Joe has helped more dogs and people than he may realize. My thoughts are with them.
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

I too, remember Joe and Guido from IGPost. I've posted on his FB page. So sad to hear that Guido has gone, run free at the Bridge sweet Guido and guide your daddy to a new IG buddy, hugs from Deb and Yanni

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:42 AM

Laura sent me a message on Facebook to let me know that there was a :Tribute Thread" to Guido here at IGW. Laura was able to give me a temp log-in so I could view the messages. While we are not current members here or on any other forum's (except facebook) I am so very touched that you all have posted such kind things.

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!

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:42 PM

I never met Guido, but when I first came to IGW he was one of the first iggy and owner I met, it was through Joe and Guido that I learned the importance of the diet I feed to my furkids and the importance of "balanced" diets. I'm so sad at his passing, but glad that he's in a comfortable place and is free of pain. his memory will live on in my home through all that he and Joe taught me
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