Thursday, August 20, 2015

Remembering Henry

Love Black Greyhounds: Abq Jew would like to thank everyone who responded to his recent post, See Henry Run. Taking Henry to the Rainbow Bridge was hard, but your sympathy and support helped make the heartache bearable.

Here are some of the comments Mr & Mrs Abq Jew received from friends and family.
Blessings! Henry was a strong and beautiful spirit. A gentleman at all times. Sending love! 
It is tough losing a member of the family. He was special. So sad to have lost my lover boy! 
My condolences on the loss of your boon companion. 
My his memory always be for a blessing. 
Ooooh so sad for you, we love them so much and it hurts when they have to leave us. I know you will miss him. 
May his memory forever be a blessing to you and your family. 
I also know the pain of the loss of an animal family member. I am sorry for your loss and glad for the joy you gave each other. 
My heart breaks for you. Our pets are our children forever. 
You gave each other a good life. Can't ask for better than that. I'm sure his memory is a blessing. 
A heart-breaking transition. My heart is broken for you and your family. 
Sorry for your significant loss. I remember meeting Henry when you first got him. He was one lucky dog to have been adopted by your family ... you gave him a good life. 

There is a Facebook group called Love Black Greyhounds - a public group, with more than 6,800 members, dedicated to you know what. Abq Jew shared Henry's obituary with the group, who responded with 247 Likes and 148 comments.
So sorry. Thinking of you and your sweet Henry today. He was beautiful! 
So sad. I'm sure he knew he was loved. 
So very sorry. Always so hard. Always in our hearts. 
"He took my heart and ran with it, and I hope he's running still, fast and strong, a piece of my heart bound up with his forever."                  - Patricia McConnell 
Run free, Henry. 
Peace to you both. May his beauty live in your hearts forever. 
To touch your face, to see you smile,
To lie beside you for awhile,
To walk to the park and watch you play
That is my greatest dream today.
We will never truly be apart.
For you've left your pawprint
On my heart. (by Violets n Timothee)

My heart goes out to you. Its been 5 months since my black greyhound crossed over, and not a day goes by that I don't talk to her and thank her for coming into my life. Blessings and prayers to you and Henry. 
RIP Henry. Wait by the Bridge.

Abq Jew would like to remind you, his loyal readers, that it's always the right time to adopt a retired racing greyhound. Here are three videos that explain why:
  1. Animal Planet's Dogs 101: Greyhound.
  2. BBC Earth Unplugged's Cheetah vs Greyhound, with some awesome super-slow-motion clips of a beautiful black greyhound running free.
  3. List 25's 25 Reasons Why Your Next Dog Should Be a Greyhound, "the Ferrari of the dog world," which you can also read here.

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