Marchwind Tara Tebo
Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:06 AM
Tara was my first dog ever and my introduction to the wonderful world of IGs. She was born on St. Patrick's Day in 2002, a Marchwind pup. A few months later, Tara came to RI to live with my friend and breeder, Kathy, and the other Tebo Italian Greyhounds. Tara was a show dog and she had one litter of 3 puppies. She was a wonderful mother and always enjoyed trying to nurse and mother small puppies during visits to Kathy's house even after her pups were grown. When her puppies were weaned, Tara came to live with me. I had no idea how head over heels in love I'd fall for her.
Tara had so much love to give and her favorite thing to do was snuggle in my arms or lap and be patted. She got her Canine Good Citizen certificate and we became a certified pet therapy team. We visited a nursing home every week and Tara was even on the TV news for her work there. She also visited the school where I teach as a reward for the students. Tara was loved by all.
Not long after I got Tara, she developed microvascualr dysplasia, a disorder in which the liver cannot process animal proteins. These proteins are released into the bloodstream and cause seizures. I was terribly scared by her seizures, but Tara accepted the resulting diet restrictions and she was even happy to eat her new prescription diet for treats. She had very few seizures after she was diagnosed and treated.
Today I wear a necklace with a bone-shaped pendant. Some of Tara's ashes are in the pendant so I can have her close to my heart. I try to cherish every moment with Allie and Riley in Tara's memory.
Thank you for reading my tribute to my gorgeous girl. It helps me to know that you all understand my sadness as I remember her tomorrow. I have unbounding happy memories of Tara, but this anniversary never gets any easier.
I love you and miss you terribly, princess Tara and I will see you again at the Bridge.
The attached picture was taken on Tara's last birthday - all decked out in her St. Patrick's Day attire.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:59 AM
I also pray that this journey gets easier with time.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:58 AM
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 09:45 AM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:08 AM
I got the ash pendant from Everlife Memorials: http://www.everlifem...welry-s/173.htm
It is truly a prized possession.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:17 PM
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:58 PM
I will be thinking of you both tomorrow.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:35 PM
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:34 PM
Peace & Blessings for you tomorrow. I think of you and Tara often....Boo and I will be sure to share a moment of silence for you both.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 07:44 PM
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 08:26 PM
Posted 13 July 2010 - 05:08 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss, we will be thinking of you
Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:32 PM
Thinking of you & sweet Tara today.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 03:58 PM
Give Allie and Riley a big hug from the girls and me.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:51 PM
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:23 PM
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You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion". ....
Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:02 PM
You will be in our thoughts
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Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:43 AM
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:08 PM
I believe one day, you will be reunited and once again she will be in your arms. Until then, I hope the pain eases with time...
Its a beautiful birthday picture, thanks for posting it - I have wondered what Tara looked like .
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