Update: Today-July 1, 2010, Buddy went to the Rainbow Bridge. He is now free of pain and suffering and goes to join all our beloved greyhounds and other pets who have gone on before him. Buddy’s eye cancer was inoperable. Buddy raced 155 times. Life should have been much kinder to him. We have no idea what harsh realities Buddy endured during his racing career. We have no idea why racing exists except for the greed and amusement of man and to wager a $2 bet. Buddy was a special dog and went where few dogs have gone — to be a greyhound service dog. He will be greatly missed by many and all who knew him or knew of him and loved him. Godspeed Buddy and heartfelt condolences to his two moms, Diana and Mary.
In this photo, Buddy is listening to opera. Got culture?
Please keep Buddy in your thoughts and prayers. In the past few months, Buddy has seen a veterinarian, a canine ophthalmologist, a canine dentist, and a canine oncologist. He’s had numerous procedures and pills. During all of it, he continues to wag his tail.
This Friday Buddy the greyhound will have his eye removed which will allow him to be free of pain and medications and allow him to continue his wonderful quality of life.
Buddy raced 155 times. He deserves a greater chance to be a couch potato and enjoy his people and his friend Barney the cat.
Buddy, all your friends and admirers in Tucson and beyond wish you hugs and wellness.