On June 10th, 2000 – Triscuit came into this life, and without us knowing it at the time, the perfect dog was born. She bred to race and had a successful racing career (Triscuit’s racing stats) for two years. The first race she ever raced in she got 3rd and the next race she got 1st. Almost to the day, our little racer got 3rd place in a race in 2002. Within a few months of retiring, Amy and I had were the luckiest two people to meet her at the the Greyhounds Only rescue kennel where we instantly fell in love with our girl. Greyhounds will often lean on someone if they feel really comfortable with them and as soon as she leaned on me – I knew we just had to have her in our lives.
She was the best dog I could have ever asked for. She never complained, rarely barked, never jumped up on anyone, had amazingly soft “bunny fur”, and was always the first thing I saw coming home (she would greet me at the door) and the last thing I would see when I left (she would stand by the window as I would leave). Everyone that met her loved her – even non-dog people. She loved to run in the backyard as I would cheer her on “Go Triscuit go”, take walks (oh my how she loved to take walks), eat McDonalds food, and more than anything, to relax with me and Amy. She loved peanut butter, cheese, hot dogs, and hearing the microwave oven (possibility of hot dogs) eating grass, small dogs and other greyhounds, and hated sitting.
When Evan was born, Triscuit was very curious about him but grew to love him, even if he did pull her leash on the walks because at the end of the day, he gave her tons of table scraps.
She was the best dog that I have ever met and I feel so fortunate to have known her. She showed me patience, calm, and unconditional love. She will be forever my beloved girl who brought a smile to my face everyday.
Her last moments in life were around 230pm today (October 15th) with me and Amy by her side. The neurologist found a tumor in her spine that was causing Triscuit to lose function of her tail and her back legs, and soon other parts of her body. Since her quality of life was really bad and the fact they could not operate, we made the decision to give her the peace she deserved. She was calm and at peace right until her last breath. She was one of a kind and I will miss her forever. Thanks to everyone who offered to watch the cats, Evan, brought us food, and sent positive thoughts.
Tonight I will eat a hotdog and a piece of cheese then take a walk because I know that is what my beautiful girl would want more than anything in the world. I will miss you Triscuit!