We are sharing the thoughts of Jim Fisher of Arkansas on the passing of his greyhound.
“Our boy Golden Bear (‘Heath’ to his kennel mates and around the track), or Mr. Bear or just Bear, has gone to run in the Greyhound Field of Dreams. No doubt he will enjoy a very comfy couch after his races. He died this morning in Kathy and my arms after a brief battle from osteosarcoma. We only knew Bear for an all too brief three years, but he will never be forgotten. He is legendary around MSGAO for adopting us and that is not an exaggeration. In our home he was true gentle giant and loving companion to his adopted mother Kathy and his adopted Greyhound sister Bridget (Bright Side). On walks along the Little Rock River Trail he proved to be an invaluable ambassador for Greyhound adoption by making friends with nearly everyone he met. He was simply one of the finest dogs I have ever known.” — Jim Fisher
A sidelight to this story is that the Fishers have rescued another greyhound, Jethro of Ruckus. We literally mean rescued. Jethro was found wandering in Little Rock by Leigh Sweeney. Through a miraculous convergence of information posted on the Greytalk online forum and then onto the Friends of MSGAO Facebook page, the Fishers have welcomed Jethro into their home mere hours after the passing of Bear. This is a story that deserves more than a blog post and we hope Jim will follow through on his thought about capturing this incredible tale in full.