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Our Greyhounds are Angels on Earth
and when their work is done they return
to the heavens and the green fields of the Bridge
to await our arrival.

We invite anyone to honor their Greyhounds now at the Rainbow
Bridge on this page. Please email them to us. Click here to send us email


I was standing on a hillside
In a field of blowing wheat,
And the spirit of a Greyhound
Was lying at my feet.

He looked at me with kind dark eyes,
Ancient wisdom shining through.
In the essence of his being,
I saw the love there too.

His mind did lock upon my heart
As I stood there on that day,
And he told me of this story
About a place so far away.

As I stood upon that hillside
In a field of blowing wheat,
In a twinkling of a second
His spirit left my feet.

His tale did put my heart at ease,
All my fears did fade away
About what lay ahead of me
On another distant day.

I live among God's creatures now
In the heavens of your mind,
So do not grieve for me, my friend
As I am with my kind.

My collar is a rainbow's hue,
My leash is a shooting star.
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.

There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined,
But I'm free to roam God's heavens
Among the Greyhound kind.

I nap the day on a snowy cloud
Gentle breezes rocking me,
And dream the dreams of earthlings,
And how it used to be.

The trees are full of liver treats,
And tennis balls abound,
And milkbones line the walkways
Just waiting to be found.

There even is a ring set up,
The grass all lush and green;
And everyone who gaits around
Becomes the Best of Breed.

For we're all winners in this place;
We have no faults, you see.
And god passes out those ribbons
To each one, even me.

I drink from waters laced with gold,
My world a beauty to behold;
And wise old dogs do form my pride
To amble at my very side.

At night I sleep in angel's arms,
Her wings protecting me,
And moonbeams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee.

So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heaven's gate,
Have no fear of loneliness--
For here, you know, I wait.

---author unknown

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Merlin (Paxton BLT), 11-17-92 to 1-2-04.

Merlin, you were our first Greyhound. You captivated us, stole our hearts and changed our lives. You were always the perfect gentleman, kind and loving. If not for you there would be no GPA - New Mexcio Greyhound Connection.

We dedicate this Memorial Page in your name to all Greyhounds who have left us too soon, those known to us and those known only at the Rainbow Bridge. We invite anyone who has a Grehound waiting at the Bridge to memorialize their beloved Hound her.

Candy and Jerry Beck

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Isis (Flirting) 2-10-95 to 4-21-03.

Isis, you came into our lives after an almost disasterous start in retirement. You walked into our home and our lives like you owned us - you did. You ran the house and became the resident Greyhound Goddess. Even though cancer took you from us too soon, you stay in our hearts.

Candy and Jerry Beck

Phoenix, 1997 - 1/6/2001

We never knew your registered name or where you came from. The kindness of strangers saved you from a slow death by the side of the road, and you blessed our lives for 8 months. You were truly loved and are greatly missed.

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Peaches (Come on Janet)

Loved and missed by Leah Cole and Jim McDowell

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Runner, (Cherokeesprinter) 3/5/95-2/18/02 and
The Divine Ms. SugarBear (JD's ProudBear)

Together again, racing in the wind with my heart and soul in their paws. Runner opened my eyes to the wonderful journey with greyhounds, and The Divine Ms. SugarBear opened them wider, to the fantastic journey with GoldenGreys. Run free my loves!!

The first is a pic of Runner, the 2nd is SugarBear on her 12th Birthday, and the 3rd is the pose they took within 5 minutes of meeting each other, they were bonded in soul and in spirit.

Pat & The Daytona Dawgs

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Merci (AJA Miss Mercury)
May 12, 1992 - April 2, 2003

Merci truly loved every day of her life.
Merci is greatly loved and missed by Pat and Alan Roberts of Greyhound Adoption League, El Paso, Tx.

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Jeffrey John Greyhound
"Criminal Motion"
(3/27/99 - 08/16/03)

Jeffrey lost his battle with Valley Fever one month short of his first "gotcha" day. Although he was with us on this earth for only a short time, he will be in our hearts forever. He is loved and missed by all that got to know him.

Rick & Shannon Lorenz

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Silk Rexford
"Be Silk"
Feb. 25, 2004

Silk Rexford (BE SILK whelped 07/04/1993), beloved companion of Noel and Margaret, adopted 09/15/1995 from Dairyland Greyhound Park Greyhound Adoption Program, passed over into eternity at 11:10 A.M, February 25, 2004, of, and from complications caused by arthritis, a series of strokes over the past few days, and miscellaneous ongoing health problems. The attending Veterinarian was gracious enough to allow Noel to embrace Silk as she passed. Please wish Silk well on her eternal journey. She is now free of pain and suffering. Silk had been under Veterinary care since her adoption. Silk always gave her love freely, and allowed us to play with her when she had her many, many joyous moments. If those of us who knew her are very, very lucky, in the future we will be able to spend many joyous moments with her in eternity. Silk was one of sweetest Greyhounds ever, a trusted family member, wonderful traveler, and her passing leaves a sad void in our lives and on this earth.

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Blitz has made his way to the heavens on 02/11/2013 and will be so missed by his family Martina and Ed Garcia.

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July 10 1998 - Dec 30 2012

The best friend I ever had. The ten years and two months we had together were too short. For sure these were the best years of my life and I miss you terribly.

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Topper and Jammer

Loved and missed by Rebecca & Trevor Stevens

Stanley Greyhound
"Standoff Stan"
(2/28/99 - 3/22/05)

Although you were only in our lives for a short time, you brought us a life time of love. We will miss your big goofy smile and your voice when it was time to eat. We will miss your kisses and hugs in the mornings and your dances in the afternoon when we would come home. Thank you for being a little boys dog and playing with him when no one else would. May you forever chase your bunnies in the clouds at the rainbow bridge. We know you'll be waiting for us. You will always be in our hearts and minds. Our hearts are at peace knowing you will never feel pain. Thank you for being our special dog. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for choosing us to be your forever home. We will always love you Stanley Greyhound.

Love always,
Mike, Mickey, and your boy Austin

"Krafty Reggie"
3/21/93 - 6/15/05

On June 15, 2005 Jerry and Candy Beck and Candy’s mother Helen Collins said goodbye to Reggie. Reggie came to the family as a foster dog and within less than 48 hours it was obvious that Reggie would be there forever. Reggie was a perfect gentleman. He had a wonderful heart and loved people and other dogs. The morning of June 15th at about 2:00am Reggie struggling to get up awakened the Becks. He could no longer use his front or rear legs and was rushed to the Emergency Clinic. It was decided that there was nothing that could be done for Reggie to “fix” his problem and with his advanced years it would be kinder to let him go. Reggie went peacefully to the Rainbow Bridge in the loving arms of Candy and Jerry Beck at 5:00am that morning. Reggie will be greatly missed and always loved.

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Moon Mt. Dipper
10-24-02 to 1-19-06

Winner Phoenix Juvenile Championship
A life over too soon, another star in Heaven.

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C Katy
12/7/93 to 9/4/05

On Sept. 4, 2005 Jerry and Candy Beck and Candy’s Mother Helen Collins said goodbye to Katy. Katy was a retired Brood Matron who came into their hearts and home on July 18, 2003. Katy immediately became the “head of the Greyhound herd”. Katy, with an impressive racing career behind her, always enjoyed her daily walks and made sure she was out in front never missing a thing. Katy succumbed to cancer a few short months after her diagnosis as she made her journey to the Bridge in the arms of Jerry and Candy. Katy is much missed but will always remain in the hearts of those who continue to love her.

Doc Blue
5/14/95 to 9/5/2005

On Sept. 5, 2005 just a few short hours after saying goodbye to Katy the Beck family rushed Doc Blue to the Emergency Vet. Doc was diagnosed with liver failure due to a mass on or near his liver. There was no hope for recovery and Doc slipped away to the Rainbow Bridge in the arms of Jerry and Candy. Doc came to live with the Beck family on Sept. 3, 1998 as their second greyhound. Doc was always the silly, big “bubba” greyhound. He was so sweet and gentle and a food thief beyond compare. Doc’s passing was truly a shock to the family especially following the loss of Katy just a few hours before. Doc will always remain in the hearts of those who knew him and loved him and will forever be their “big bubba brindle”.

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My dear and beautiful 12 year-old Renegade died yesterday afternoon (Oct. 6th, 2006) here at home. He had fallen in the kitchen a week ago, breaking his back leg, and was operated on the next day. From the beginning he did not do well at the clinic and so I brought him home. We hoped he would rally, but that was not to be. We miss him greatly. He loved everyone; dog or human - even cats! I am devastated at the loss because he had been so active and outgoing until his accident. He was a wonderful friend and companion to me for the past 7 years. He will never be forgotten!

-Bob Goodfellow

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SEPT. 8, 1994 - AUG. 5, 2006

Saturday morning, Aug 5th, we had to say goodbye to our boy Star. Star and I shared good times and bad for ten years. I held him in my arms and let him have the rest he deserved.

In the mornings, he was my Morning Star. In the car with the oldies blaring, he was me Rock Star. Star Man when he was being silly. At all time he was and will continue to be the Star of my life.

My heart is beyond broken. My life will never be the same. Time will help, but missing his sweet gentle face will never stop. He protected me from thunder by running out in the yard and barking at the sky until the thunder went away. His job was to herd all the girls out for last potty call at night. And would stomp his feet at 5:00 for his dinner. But we never understood his fascination with Chris brushing his (Chris') teeth.

Star was our first Greyhound and was instrumental in us starting an adoption program in El Paso. His gentle soul will be missed by everyone that knew him. He is with our little Merci now at the bridge and God willing, I will be with them again.

Pat and Alan Roberts

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Wyco Neosho (Spider Boy)
May 14, 2001 - Sept. 19, 2006

Wyco Neosho, affectionately known as "Spider Boy" passed away on Sept. 19, 2006 due to complications from surgery to amputate his infected leg.

Neosho was the last of the Juarez greyhounds waiting to come into an adoption group and was scheduled to come to GPA-New Mexico Greyhound Connection as soon as he was well enough to travel. Neosho was bitten by a Brown Recluse spider while in the kennel in Juarez, Mexico. He was brought back to the US on June 10 and immediately taken to the Desert East Animal Hospital. He remained there under the care of Dr. Rachel Klein. After almost healing, the bone in his left hind leg, where he had been bitten, became infected again and his leg was amputated.

While Neosho never made it to his forever home he knew much love from the staff at Desert East and from Pat Roberts, Pres. GPA-El Paso Lonestar Greyhounds who visited him constantly. Wyco Neosho has now found his forever home at the Rainbow Bridge. Run with the Angels Spider Boy you will live in our hearts forever.

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April 2004 - March 2009

Today our beautiful little girl Daisy was laid to rest. She showed no signs of illness until this week. I beleive she didn't want us to know her time was coming to a close with us. Cancer took our young dog away from us. Daisy would of been 5 next month. She came to us at a time when we needed her. She was only 8 weeks old but she was a bundle of love and energy from the start. She ruled the Howards Hound Roost. She brought us out of a low in our lives. I truly believe God sent her to us to give our happiness back to us, which she did. Daisy loved everyone. She never knew a stranger. When vistors came to the house, they had to great her first so she would calm down. No one left without petting our Daisy. Daisy loved everyone.

Although our Daisy was the runt of the litter, she grew into a large lady. I believe it was to hold her large heart. She knew nothing but love. Pray for our girl who now runs with our Setari and Lil Pup at the Rainbow Bridge. She no longer suffers. She walks among us as a guardian angel. I know she will be waiting for us on the other side of the bridge with the rest of our furbabies that have crossed. God speed my Angel Daisy.

Ramblin Bob

On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, we watched our Ramblin Bob cross the Rainbow Bridge. Bob, as we gently called him, was estimated to be around 19 years old. The first 13 years of his life he was raised as a coyote runner. Six years ago I received a call from Eastern NM about an old greyhound that his owner had brought in to the shelter, saying he had cancer and he needed to be put down. When I met the rescue group in Roswell, I was presented with a very large older greyhound mix. There was something about this gentle giant. He had scars all over his face and body from years of running down coyotes and rabbits. Only he knew what else had happend in his life. I decided to take this old man in have a vet check him out.

Once we got to the vet, his checkup was great. No cancer was noted. The vet seemed to think he was around 13 years old. So, we had him neutered and teeth cleaned. I was hoping someone would want this gentle giant. No one did. Bob was destined to be a Howard Hound. And he was a gentle man to the end. Bob was his own dog. As long as he had his couch and TV, that's all he asked for in life.

We got a wonderful 6 years with our Bob. We would have gotten more time with Bob if his legs and hips wouldn't have given out, because his heart never did.

He is now playing with Daisy, Setari, and Lil Pup at the Bridge. He went knowing that he was loved, and most of all, adopted by people that loved him for who he was. God Speed, old man. We will miss and love you.

Mike, Mickey, Austin, Miss Scarlett, Slimfast