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#1 OFFLINE   aubrey

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:29 PM

I haven't shared with anyone before about my Lexie. Even though she isn't an IG, I figured you guys of all people would understand. There's something about a greyhound (big or small) that really captures your heart. They aren't just dogs- they're angels in disguise.

Even now it's hard to write about her.. Lexie was such a special part of my life. She came to us a 4 year old off the track,- scared of people, cats, doors, fans and toys. How heartbreaking it was to see such a beautiful animal living such a terrified life. Over time she became more friendly and we saw more and more of her personality shining through the fear. Lexie saw me through some of the toughest times of my life.

People always say you'll know when it's time. Lexie had been struggling with seizures, hypothyroidism and severe food allergies for almost a year. The day came when she wouldn't eat her favorite treats or even respond to her name. It was time to help Lexie over the rainbow bridge. The decision to let a loved one go is never easy, even now I wonder if she had more time left.

I wish I could write something that was fitting for her, but words fail me. A piece of my heart will forever be missing. I look forward to seeing my sweet angel again someday.


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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:08 PM

Aubrey my heart is breaking for you for your loss sosad.gif Lexie what a beautiful girl .
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:16 PM

Oh My Dear Aubrey! Your loss has just broken my heart. She was a beautiful baby.

I can feel your pain as several of us here in your new family have lost babies to such horrible debilitating events.

Our Lord and time will help with the pain. Someday you will be able to smile and laugh out loud with the memories of your beloved Lexie.

I am so glad that you have joined our family.

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:12 PM

I am so sorry for your loss!! sad.gif She looks like she was a sweetie! wub.gif
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 07:11 AM

Words are never large enough to contain the essence of a dog. Your photo, smiling there together, was enough for me to get an idea of the special being she was and the special bond you shared with her. Blessings of peace....
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:57 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Lexie was beautiful, and I know you loved her and will miss her so much.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 09:33 AM

Losing a pet is so hard. I'm sure you know what a great life you gave her. She looks to have been a well cared for love bug.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:00 PM

Thank you all for your kind words. There is something therapeutic about sharing my special friend with everyone.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:30 PM

What a beautiful, beautiful girl your Lexie was. For a good majority of us...we know exactly what you are going through. The bond we share with our pets is so special. You're right...we all knew when the time came to help our beloved pets pass over. All we can do is enjoy the memories we shared....one day we will all be together again. Attached File  igbridge.gif   2.78KB   0 downloads I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:42 PM

She looks like she was a sweetie - you were both very lucky to have had each other. Run free and easy, Lexie.. Rose.gif
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Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:11 PM

What a beautiful dog she was. So sorry for your loss, I know how it hurts! Run free sweet Lexie.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 08:23 AM

My heart goes out to you for your loss. Run free, beautiful Lexie.
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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:50 PM

so sorry for your loss - she looked a lovely girl

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 05:03 AM

Aubrey,

A number of us on this forum cut our sighthound teeth on greys. I still have 2 regulation size and work with my local GPA to promote adoption. As a rescue volunteer for IGC, I can tell you that many of our placements have been with greyhound families. Yes, we know how special these big guys are and we all appreciate that tough decision you had to make. Lexie was a member of the Black Brigade, my favorite grey color. I know she appreciated your heartache over helping her cross the bridge, your last act of kindness for her. Thank you for giving her the years of happiness she so deserved. Run free, Lexie.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:23 AM

Lexie was a beautiful girl, and obviously you shared a very special bond. My thoughts and prayers are with you. sosad.gif
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Posted 22 September 2009 - 12:04 PM

So sorry fr your loss.




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