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Old 18th August 2010, 11:39 AM
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WAG Special Needs GH - BECKY...<3

I saw her again over the weekend, so I had to post her story.
If she could survive at my house, she would have been there long ago...but there are too many dogs, too many germs, too many potential problems for her compromised immune system and frail body.

Her longtime foster parents are absolutely amazing. Recently, they decided that quality of life for Miss Piggy (she has a corkscrew tail) is worth the risk, and she's been going out to dog events where she is the Queen on her extra soft bed. She is also out and about in her special wheels. This year she celebrated her 3rd birthday with a party at Greyhounds in Gettysburg wearing a special blinged up Biothane collar that doesn't chaffe her sensitive skin.



Last Sunday she was feeling fiesty enuff to give JEZ a snarly face when she tried to join her on her bed.

With a smile that melts your heart, and an unbreakable spirit, here's Becky!
http://www.weadoptgreyhounds.org/Becky.htm

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Old 18th August 2010, 12:20 PM
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She's a beauty. I've been watching her since they got her.
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Old 18th August 2010, 01:05 PM
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Doesn't that sweet face just melt your heart.
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Old 18th August 2010, 07:22 PM
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Wow, what kind of vet would give 9 vaccines in the same day? And right after a spay when she'd be so stressed already? Doesn't make sense.

She is just beautiful, though. What a sweet, expressive face!
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Old 19th August 2010, 01:17 AM
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What a doll!! What is her prognosis, do you know? Or are they awaiting further testings? Love the wheels. Those are the cutest pictures.
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What a sweet girl!
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Old 19th March 2011, 06:21 PM
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Run Pain Free and whole again, Sweet Becky.
Your spirit and heart were truly amazing.

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A tribute from her Foster Mom:
Piglet’s journey on earth has come to an end. The side effects from the needed medications for the erosive poly-arthritis have taken a final toll on her. Caring for her has been a true labor of love, and she will always have a special place in my heart. I will cherish the memories of the things she enjoyed most in her short life, playing with toys, basking in the sun and riding in her ‘chariot’.

My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to WAG for supporting her since the moment she was carried off the hauler on August 19, 2008. The cost of her veterinary care has been extraordinary, but Piglet has received the very best care with Dr. Perry, and was also seen by several other specialists over the past two years. We would like to thank everyone who made financial contributions for her care, sent pajamas, coats, medications and toys, some of whom we’ve never even met. We were also very appreciative when our pastor friend Kate came to the house last spring to give Piglet a special blessing. The outpouring of care and concern for her from the greyhound community and beyond truly warms my heart.

Based on her condition when she arrived at 15 months old, it’s likely she never had the beautifully muscled greyhound body that is built for speed. While she had a lot of spirit, the disease made running virtually impossible as it crippled her body and significantly reduced her mobility. So it is my eternal hope that as she drew her last breath with us, her body began to heal and her strength could finally match her spirit and enable her body to do what it was meant to do ~ run like the wind until her heart’s content.

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Aww Run free, sweet Becky!
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What a touching tribute. Truly, run free sweetheart.
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I saw this on facebook earlier and cried. We placed her littermate sister who had some mobility and growth issues, but nothing like poor Miss Becky. Run free beautiful girl.
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Crying as well. But I know that she is busy, right now, running and running with no pain and joy in her spirit.
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run free sweet girl. What a touching tribute.
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Run fast and free beautiful girl. A huge hug to all of the people that loved and supported this special animal so she could have the best life possible.
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