Wednesday, July 3

Jaime: Longest Foster Ever

We lost Jaime this past weekend. We are glad she made it to her 11th birthday. She recovered quickly, and we cherished the extra months we had with her. She was a trooper and put up a good fight. It was a year ago for her 10th that we got Kevin for her birthday present.
We wanted to take her to Grapehounds NY at the end of the month. We had missed Grapehounds VA, since it was the weekend after Stella’s surgery.
Our doggie day breaker passed away about a month ago. She and Jaime really had a bond. Jaime will now have her own personal pet sitter.
Through no fault of her’s, Jaime had bounced twice by the time she made it to our house. Her racing name was Black Majik Lass.
Kris asked ‘how do you feel about a black dog’? I said we already have a black dog (Parker). We took her to the local St. Patty’s Day parade, and someone saw her, wanted her, put in an application to get her, and Kris was going to take Jaime to the home visit. Till she cried and said she didn’t want to give her up.
Since then, I always told Jaime she was the 'Longest Foster Ever'. What was supposed to be an overnight stay, turned into a great addition to our family
She was a smiler and a Hoopty. Even after her amputation, she would bounce up and down on her one good leg during feeding time.
Stella and Stanley’s pic is in the runner up article for losing a greyhound and adopting again in the winter 2012 CG magazine. Guess it would have been more appropriate to have Jaime’s pic in there. 
We don’t question that we will have more greys. Maybe even sooner than later. When we lost our first boy, Lucas, it only took a couple of weeks before Stanley was on his way up to be a part of our family. Here is the last pic I took of Jaime. She is doing what she loved best. Taking naps on the bed with her brother and sister.
Osteo: The club no one wants to join. Another blogging greyhound was recently lost to Osteo over at Tales and Tails. And another recently joined the dreaded club at Shutterhounds.

We will always remember Jaime for the sweet flower girl she was.


  1. I am so sorry. She was such a beautiful girl. The pictures of her and Kevin always make me smile. My heart breaks for you and your family. It is not fair that osteo takes so many of our hounds. You are in my thoughts.

  2. Osteo is definitely our nemesis, a horrid thief! I'm so sorry to hear about Jaime.

  3. Oh, I am so sorry to hear that she's gone! She was such a sweet little spirit. I agree, it's the club nobody wants to be a part of. I hope that there's another hound in your house soon. I know I really miss having two.

  4. Aw, she was such a sweetheart. I think she would want you to give her spot to another grey in need of a permanent home. XX

  5. So sorry for your loss. Sounds like she was a very lucky girl to have found you guys. Damn cancer.

  6. Oh, sweet will be so greatly missed. So many tears in Blogville recently, but only because we have so much to be grateful for. I am heartbroken for your whole family. Tears shed for the loss of Jaime and smiles for the memories. So sorry. Love you, Jaime!

  7. I am so sorry to read of Jaime's passing. I am sure our beloved fur babies will have given her a good welcome at The Bridge.

    Polly and I will Howl to the Moon tonight to let her know she's missed and will never be forgotten.

  8. I am so sorry you lost Jamie to this terrible disease.
    We will miss seeing her lovely, gentle face. You only had to look at her to see what a beautiful personality she had.
    Run free angel.
    Love Dip Bridge Elliot and Lynne x

  9. We are so sorry to have lost another friend to this dreadful disease. What a beautiful girl she was and what a fabulous life you gave her. Our thoughts are with. Which ever dogs come along next, will have pretty much won the lottery!
    Run Fast Run Free Sweetheart Deccy x

  10. I have read your post with tears streaming down my face and such a heavy heart! Osteosarcoma is vile.

    Jamie was such a sweet greyhound and had such a wonderful life with you, sending huge hugs and hoping some day soon you'll be able to think of all the happy memories you shared with Jamie.

    Sleeptight sweetheart you will never be forgotten.

    Sue and the Taylor pack xx

  11. I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said. My heart goes out to you. Osteo sucks and it seems to be running rampant in our blogville friends right now. Farewell sweet Jaime. Take care.

  12. I'm so sorry. It sucks that you didn't have more time with her, but I know you treasured the extra months and I'm glad she got to see another birthday with you. Jaime was a trooper and we'll never forget that sweet, sweet face!

  13. Mom and I came over from Dip and Elliot's to tell you how sorry we are to read of Jamie's free beautiful girl
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  14. Howdy All, we've popped over from Dip and Bridge's blog to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Jamie. She looked like a total sweetheart. Run fast, run free little girl.
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  15. Hi Y'all!

    Just stopped by from Joey's and Scout's to offer condolences over your loss. There is nothing more difficult than the loss of your best friend.

    My deepest sympathy,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  16. Jamie-girl, you will be missed. Say hi to Lucas for me.

    Stella, Stanley Grayson and Parker: big hugs from Auntie A.

    G and K: Big hugs as well. She couldn't have asked for better foster failures and parents. You gave her a home and your hearts and she gave you hers. There is nothing simpler and better than that.


  17. I am so sorry. She was beautiful, and did seem such a gorgeous, happy, 'warm and fuzzy' kind of dog! I know they all have to leave us before we're ready, but yes, osteo is cruel. I'm so glad that they are close to finding either a cure or at least a better treatment.

    Rest in peace, Jaime.

  18. Jamie was a sweet girl. She will be missed.

  19. Jaime was meant to be with you guys and what a great life she lived. I'll miss seeing her smile for treats : ) Run sweet Jamie....

  20. Very sad to read your news. However long we have our beloved hounds, it's never long enough. Hugs to you all.

  21. Oh no, poor Jaime! She was such a lovely dog, I'll miss her so much! At least she's been put out of her misery from the disease.
    We love all of the pictures of her, especially the flower girl one!
    Pippa :)

  22. I'm so sorry she had to go..the cancer club is not a fun one to join by any means :/