A Memorial to Willow
Willow, aka Wilma, was born June 2nd, 2002. She is a brindle Greyhound that is fun-loving, talkative, and very energetic. Her racing career started when she was 18 months old. Willow’s total racing average was 31.99 seconds and her fastest race was on November 22nd, 2003. She ran a total of 121 races.
On February 3, 2011, the doctors and staff had to make a difficult decision. Our companion, fun loving Willow started to follow the Rainbow Bridge. Over the last couple of months Willow's health started to decline. The painful ruling was cancer. We did everything to make Willow happy and comfortable in her last couple of months. We would give her everything she wanted.
Willow was very special. For the years that she was with us, she saved 19 lives. Before she came to us her life was on the tracks. Her fastest race was in 2003. We never got to see her race, but she had to be amazing. She was retired in 2005 and adopted into a loving home. Due to health reasons, Mrs. Brice was no longer able to keep her and asked for us to take her in 2007. She was welcomed into the clinic with loving arms.
For us, Willow was special and unique. In the mornings her bark was the first that you would hear. The shine in her eyes was bright and the nudge would let you know that you were special. Willow showed her love to everyone here in the clinic. In the afternoon she loved to go for a walk. Our hearts are now heavy, for now our mornings are quiet and her run is empty. The walks are lonely in the afternoon because she is not by our side. Our hearts are saddened, for we miss “Our Girl.”
We were truly blessed and lucky to have had Willow. We were all touched by her courage and strength.
Willow you are still happy and young. Be free and have fun. We will see you when we get there. Save a walk for us. You were and still are deeply loved and will always be missed. Thank you for touching all our lives.