Sunday, September 02, 2007

Rest In Peace, Precious Angel

Our beautiful, beloved retired greyhound, Echo (racing name: Echol's Guard), died today at the much-too-young age of 5 1/5. We're not sure what happened. He went out in the yard to do his business and stretch his legs. He had fresh full bowl of water. He tried to dig a hole under the gate but didn't make much progress. Greyhounds are very susceptible to extreme temperatures, which is why they must be an indoor dog and only allowed outside for short periods (as Echo was). It wasn't as hot as it had been recently. I don't know if perhaps the physical exertion of digging was too much, or something else was wrong. He's now buried in the backyard under the tree. We're heartbroken.


To read more about Echo, click here.

4 comments:

KAYLEE said...

AWWWW THATS SAD:(

Tracey said...

I am sooo sorry... I wonder what happened? How are your kids doing? How are YOU doing? I'm sure he was keeping you company during the day.

Again, I'm sorry. It's really hard to lose a beloved pet...

Sue said...

Elle, I'm so sorry to hear about Echo. I hope memories of him bring your family some comfort at this time.

Elle*Bee said...

Thanks, kaylee, and sue.

Yes, Tracey, it's especially quiet in my house now during the day. The kids are trying to convert our beagle to an "indoor" dog, with limited success so he does keep my busy. Not in the way I hoped, though. The kids are doing okay. I'm doing a bit better now.