24 February 2009

Turbo Update

There is no easy way of saying this, but we lost our darling boy, Turbo, on 21 December 2009.

For a look at Turbo's (aka Rooftop Ringo) racing history, click here Greyhound-Data.com. It traces his genaeology back for centuries and shows a few of our favorite pictures of him.

We didn't really think he had a big problem - he was a bit listless, but we attributed this to his missing Annie's Dad, who died at 91 only 1 week earlier on 14 December 2009.

It wasn't Turbo's cancer, though, it was something unrelated in his spleen. The wonderful doctors at Valley Vets in Belle Vernon, PA, AVETS in Monroeville, PA and at the Ohio State Veterinary Hospital did all they could. They could have operated on him, but he would only have had a few months left after that - and he didn't have any more cancer!

Bill, Annie's Dad, is probably letting him eat chocolate cake up there in dog heaven. Bill would rather be there than in people heaven.