9.10.2007

Destiny.

Our beloved greyhound, a former racing athlete who was too skittish at the starting gate to actually make a career of the sport, and wound up being adopted by me and A, died at my mother's home this afternoon in Florida.

Born: "Okie Destry" in Oklahoma.
Lived: as "Destiny" after LaMai thought "Destry" sounded too much like "destroy" and the vet made the mistake of calling him Destiny on his medical papers.

He was only nine years old.

6 comments:

NYCitymomx3 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It's so hard to lose a pet. I'm sending big hugs your way.

Angela

la Maitresse said...

Thank you.

Hornblower said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. Greys are such great dogs. My bil & his wife had a rescued grey, off one of the tracks - Sail On Johnny. What super guy he was.....
Dogs just don't live long enough.

Manda said...

Oh, how sad. An ex-coworker of mine had also adopted a racing grey, and she also had a decidedly curtailed life. . . I remember how devestated he was when she passed. My condolences.

Becky said...

I'm so sorry to hear your news. We lost our dog, a 13-year-old German Shepherd, this summer too. Great sadness.

How is Napoleon faring without A?

la Maitresse said...

Napoleon has been barking a lot.