Rainbow Bridge


Race name: Puppet
Born: May 1996
Passed: February 22, 2011
Adopter: Anonymous

This letter is being sent to the love of my life, Puppet my beautiful Greyhound.

Dear Puppet,

I will never forget the day we met. We were in a PetSmart in Idaho. The doors to the front of the store were closed and all of the Greyhounds that were up for adoption were turned loose to "check things out." I was standing in the back near the cash registers. You were making your way through a crowd of people and other hounds. You nipped at almost all of the hounds that tried to say hello. You came up to me and leaned on my leg. I thought you were the most beautiful dog I had ever seen in my life. You were lean and had bulging hips and thighs. You were almost solid black. There was a jar of dog biscuits on the counter. You did not hesitate one minute to take this treat from a total stranger. It was love at first sight for both of us. In a matter of minutes I was filling out the paperwork for your adoption. You were my first Greyhound. This process took a little bit of time because the rescue agency wanted to make sure you were going to a good home. After I passed all of the requirements you were brought to me on Valentine's day. At that time I was told that you were a "death row" hound because you were very very shy with both dogs and humans. The day we met was your last chance to find a forever home. We shared thirteen beautiful years together. We traveled a lot and lived in several different states. We share so many memories, all of them "GREYT". You were very healthy, playful and at times very stubborn. We laughed and played together. You were always there when I came home. It didn't matter what kind of a day I had your beautiful face and spirit made the day perfect. Over the years you truly became a "Greyhound" as your face and chest became almost white. You have had 4 other dogs for friends. You had outlived 2 of them. You leave behind 2 playmates that will miss you more than you will ever know. I know that my heart is going to ache a long time with your loss. I read the "Rainbow Bridge" to you before you passed away. I know how much you loved me. As you were dying in my arms I gave you thirteen kisses, one for each year we were together. Take care my precious angel. You will never be forgotten. I will love you with all of my heart, FOREVER.

Your Mom