Monday, December 2, 2013

Stella

I've told the story before, but here it is again.  Many people as me how I got in to greyhound adoption.  I met a greyhound when I was a lot younger and vowed to own one one day.  I met Kristen and Gyeong through another friends and we became great friends.  We discovered that Kristen had also always wanted a greyhound as well! A few years later, she and Gyeong were able to adopt Stella.  When I met Jason, I told him that I wanted a greyhound one day.  His response "we have Shiloh and Dante, do we need another dog?"...and I said "but greyhounds are different'"...which he didn't understand or agree with.  So we took a trip to see Kristen after they'd adopted Stella.  The next day, on the way home, Jason said "we need a greyhound".  Shortly thereafter in December 2005, we adopted Dana and the rest, as they say, is history.
So..Stella really did start it all.  We owe her everything.  She has left a wonderful legacy and we will never...ever...forget her. She was not only the first greyhound in our collective packs, but she was also the first lap dog.  She started Jason's quest to find the 'other' greyhound who would think laps were just couch extensions.  It took us over 50 fosters, but she was found.  Thanks to Stella.
We are very glad we were able to spend time with her last weekend..she gave me lots of kisses which I will remember forever.
We love you and miss you greatly.

Stella
Run free, pretty girl.


9 comments:

Mad Red Hare said...

That's a very sweet story. She touched many lives, that's for sure. This year has been filled with loss for so many.

gyeong said...

Oh Stella. The house feels empty without you. You were a great ambassadog, and many people adopted a greyhound after meeting you.

What Remains Now said...

I cried so hard after reading Gyeong's post. Stella was one special girl. Sending deepest sympathy to all who loved her so.

Dory and the Mama said...

I was so sad to read about Stella's passing over the weekend, she was definitely a very special girl.

Sue said...

It's so sad for all of us when we hear of another beautiful fur baby going to The Bridge. It awakens the sadness we had when we lost our fur baby. It is a little comfort to think of them all together and playing happily until we go and fetch them.

houndstooth said...

Stella was such a sweet little lady! I consider myself lucky to have met her. The world is a little less bright without her.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Another wonderful tribute to Stella. Such a special girl. I'm not at all surprised people would adopt Greyhounds after meeting her. I wish I could have met her.

Kenney said...

Thanks to Stella, we met you guys and Dana and that led to us getting Ana and Blue....so she started it all for us too. It is a sad loss, but look at all she is responsible for! Such a fantastic legacy!

Hazel said...

Loss is so terrible, and hard to get beyond. I thank you for making Stella's life on earth a heaven.