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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Goodbye beautiful girl


It is with great sadness and heartache that the Pritchard family informs you of the passing of their beloved Winnie.

She was taken ill at the weekend and passed away in her sleep this morning.

Whilst we are stunned by the suddenness of her departure we remember her with much happiness. The joy she brought into our house was immeasurable and the new vistas she opened up for us made the world a smaller place.

Our thanks go to our friends around the world, drawn to us by Winnie, who said a prayer for her and who will now express their sympathy.

Winnie was a beautiful greyhound whose presence in our lives enriched us incredibly.

Her final race is now run.

RIP Winnie Pritchard

107 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Elaine I am so very sorry. You gave Winnie a loving home. I know my Song is playing with her at The Bridge, so she'll be well looked after until you see her ahgain.

I know how you are feeling as my Song's sudden passing is still with me.

I hope when the time is right you will open you heart and home to another beautiful Greyhound.

Sending hugs to you and the family.

Declan said...

I can't tell you how sad we are to hear this news. We understand only too well how heartbroken you must be. She was one of our first ever friends when we began blogging. Take some comfort from knowing that you gave her such a happy "garden hole" filled retirement! Our thoughts are with you. Run free little girl. Deccy & Mums xx

Sue Kottwitz said...

Sending you my sincere sympathy and lots of hugs. No matter how long they're with us... it is never enough time.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We are so sorry for your loss -

We'll light a candle for her safe journey to The Rainbow Bridge -

I'm sure there will be lots of zooooomy pawties!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Soft woos and gentle hugs to you and your family.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Alison said...

Dear Winnie's Family, Winnie Cooper is sending her own love and licks to you today- we know they are no replacement but we hope they can provide comfort. How lucky you were to have Winnie- and we were so lucky that you shared her with us. Rest in peace Winnie.
xoxo, Winnie Cooper Shih Tzu and family

Angela J. said...

We are so sorry to hear of Winnie's passing! We will do a rooo for her safe journey to the bridge.

Veil, Beckett and Maddy

Nibs said...

I'm so sorry :( Run free, beautiful lady xxxxx

Mr. Pip said...

Oh I am so very sad to hear about beautiful Winnie's passing ...she was such a favorite friend. We loved reading her adventures on facebook and on this blog. Thank you for sharing her with us ...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that we are sending much love and support across the miles and the sea. Run free, sweet Winnie.

Kristin & Pip

Patty E. said...

We are so sorry to hear that Winnie is gone. She was such a beautiful girl and we hope the memories of her will replace your tears and bring you smiles. RIP Miss Winnie!

Molly The Wally said...

We are so sorry to hear your sad news. We send our love and good wishes. Winnie run free over the rainbow bridge. Our thoughts are with the Pritchard family.
Best wishes Molly

What Remains Now said...

My heart is broken for your family and for all of us, world-round, who loved Winnie so. Sending love and hugs to comfort you in this sad time. Farewell, Winnie. You will be in our hearts always.

mayziegal said...

MayzieMom here. I am so very sad to hear this news. She was such a lovely soul and there was something about her that just touched my heart. We never have them long enough, do we? Please take care of yourself in this sad time.

Run far and free, sweet Winnie. You will be missed.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We are saddened to read this post. Tonight we will look up and see Winnie's star in the sky.
Run free at the Rainbow Bridge Winnie.
Hugs

Eileen said...

So very sorry your darling Winnie has left you. She was so happy and much loved.

Run free at the Bridge beautiful Winnie.

Sending much love Eileen xx

Sarge said...

Oh, no, I am so very sorry to hear about beautiful Winnie. She was such a gorgeous girl and a good furiend. I have loved every minute of her blog and I am sending warm, loving vibes to your whole pack.
Grr and a Mournful Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Peggy Frezon said...

I'm praying for you, I know how much you will miss dear sweet Winnie. What helped me when I lost dogs is to focus on all the happy times and picture her healthy and free. She was well loved.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Winnie. She was such a beautiful girl, I am sure she will always be in your hearts.
With deepest sympathy.
Lynne x

Lovable Lily said...

What a beautiful girl. We are truly sorry for your loss.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Winnie will be missed by all!

*hugs*
-Dr. Liz and Family

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are STUNNED and HEARTBROKEN by Winnie's sudden departure.

Run FREE and FAST dear furend.
Til we meet again.

May your wonderful memories of Winnie comfort you during this sad time.

River said...

We are so sorry to hear this! And at Christmas, too. We truly loved Winnie and her happy attitude toward life and will really miss her. Sending hugs and love from all the beagles.

River

Bassetmomma said...

We are so, so sorry to hear about your sweet Winnie and offer our deepest sympathy. R.I.P. Winnie

GOOSE said...

Run free sweet WInnie. Your family will be held in our prayers.
Blessings,
Goose

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...



My heart is broken for your family Elaine, Winnie has been such a great ambassador for greyhounds and has been loved by so many the world over.

Sleeptight Winnie forever in our hearts xx

Sue and the Taylor pack xxx

Stewey said...

Oh how heartbreaking - I am so, so sorry to hear about precious Winnie. You have my deepest sympathies.
Stewey

harrispen said...

Winnie was such a beautiful girl. I'm sorry to hear of her sudden passing. Our Nina was surely there to greet her as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Run free sweet girl.

Cindy & Millie

Team Beaglebratz said...

Shiloh'n The Diva Shasta here
We r so furry much sorry tue read this news. Winnie wuz such a purty girl an'we loved watchin'her play an'run.

Now run free sweet Winnie - beyond the Rainbow Bridge.

curator said...

Nooo! The Museum crew is so very sad to hear this. Winnie was our much loved blogpal and we will miss her greatly. Sending love from our house to yours xox

Two Pitties in the City said...

So sorry to hear this. We know she was very well-loved and a very special girl.

Amber DaWeenie said...

This was the last thing we expected to read this morning. It was so sudden.

I'm so sorry. Winnie will always be remembered and loved in Blogville. Her memory will live on in your heart forever.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are stunned and very sad for the loss of your Winnie. We have enjoyed her blog and will miss her. {{{hugs}}}, purrs and pawhugs

finnhoward said...

So so sorry to read this news. Run free Winnie. Hope you can feel us thinking of you from here.

Chihuahua Rocky said...

This is soo sad :(.
RIP Winnie

Sad wuff from Rocky
http://doggy-testblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Bouncing Bertie said...

We are so very sorry. We loved reading about Winnie. Such a beautiful and entertaining creature, she will be missed far beyond her loving home.
We'll be keeping you in our thoughts.
Gail and Bertie.

gyeong said...

There are no words. So sad! She was loved and will not be forgotten.

Father Tom said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Hope memories you shared with your sweet Winnie will carry you through..

We're sure our Angel Trapper greeted her at the Bridge.

Hugs to you all,
Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia

Susie and Sidebite said...

OH, we are so sad, another pal has gone to the rainbow bridge, she will be waiting for all of us to join her as she runs around having much fun!

Your Sad Pals
Susie & Bites

houndstooth said...

Oh no! I just can't believe it! I think of Winnie and think of laps run in the back yard and holes being dug and such a zest for life. From the moment we found your blog, I felt that Winnie was a kindred spirit. We will greatly miss her! We are all so very sorry.

Bunny and Carrie

scotsmad said...

We are so shocked and saddened! Hugs to all of you.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

rottrover said...

Oh! We are so saddened by your sudden loss of Winnie. Please know that you are in our thoughts...

Bart, Ruby and their mom

Agnes Bullock said...

This is devastating news- Winnie was our bestest greyhound friend in all the world and we will miss her. WHn sends you her prayers and if there is anything we can do, please ask.

Nola said...

I'm so sorry
Nola

MurphyDog said...

We are very sad to hear of Winnie's passing. It sounds like she had a very peaceful transition though...not that that makes it any easier to say goodbye.

RIP Winnie.

wags, wiggles & slobbers
Murphydog

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Sending you all our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Winnie. Love Stella and Rory

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Sweet Winnie was a most wunderful and dear furienda nd her will be missed. We is sendin' you extra boxer puppy prayers and holdin' all of you close to our hearts.

Blessings,
Maggie Mae and Max

stellaroselong said...

We came over from Doxie with Moxie site. We are so sorry for your loss.
stella rose

awordfromsolo said...

Me and my Mum and Dad are so very sorry to hear your sad news. We did not know beautiful Winnie, but we know that her spirit will live on in your hearts, and in the hearts of every one she touched.

Run free, dear girl...

{{{Licks}}} from Solo xxx

Berts Blog said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We visited often and will miss seeing her beautiful face, her running around the yard, soaking upthe sun or lying on her back on the bed.

We will be sending loving thoughts your way

Bert and My Vickie

House of Carnivores said...

There are never any good words to say when someone loses a beloved hound. I'm sorry for your loss.

Mr.Mischief said...

I am so, so sorry...Guinness will do his best to show her the ropes at the bridge.

jet said...

RIP winnie xxx

Lorenza said...

We are very sad to know about Winnie.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Shawnelle Eliasen said...

Oh Elaine, we are just so very sorry. Our hearts are heavy for you.
We're only beginning to understand the beauty and peace these beautiful greys bring to our homes.
Surely our prayers will be with you.

K-Koira said...

So, so sorry for your loss.

Corbin said...

So very sorry to hear this... our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you struggle through this difficult time.
-Corbin & the momma

chicamom85 said...

I am so sorry to read this. I will say a prayer for all of you at this sad time. Winnie is running free.

Anne and Sasha

Uji, Izzy, Ziggy + Missi said...

Run Free Gawjuss Girl, yoo will bee missed.

Lovs
Da K Krew
xxxxxxxxxx

Amy Trumpeter said...

So sorry, to hear this news. Time will heal, remember the good times. She was a lucky girl to be loved so much,

Kisses from Amy and Milo.

Mad Red Hare said...

So very sorry for your loss. I'm sure there was a heck of a reunion with all those who have gone before her and they are romping and playing in their new young and perfect bodies.

Casey said...

Momma and I are so sorry to hear this. We weep with you. Run free at the Rainbow Bridge, Winnie!

Those Brindle Kids said...

With broken hearts and teary eyes, we wish Winnie's family warm comfort and sweet memories of a beautiful girl.

Kolchak Puggle said...

I am so very sorry. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Winnie was such a beautiful girl and we were so very lucky that you shared her with us. Run Free Winnie.

Terrorzinhos said...

We are so sorry for your loss...

It's so hard when one of our sweet friends leaves too soon...
five months ago we lost our beloved Jack, and we miss him a lot...
Hang in there...

Run free dear Winnie...

Heartprints Pets said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Winnie.

GizmoGeodog said...

Winnie had such a sweet & gentle face...May she run far & fast now...We send deep condolences over your sad loss

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

My hearts breaks for you and your family Elaine, Winnie was loved the world over and will be missed by so many.

Run free Winnie and dig those holes over at the bridge

Sue and the Taylor pack.

Carol L McKenna said...

Lots of healing hugs to you ~ and Winnie was such a beauty and know she will watch over you in spirit ~

Happy Holidays ~ (A Creative Harbor ~ aka ArtMuse Dog and Carol ^_^

Bobby said...

OH we are so sorry to hear Winnie has left us, you gave her a great home and she ended her life being loved . It sounds like she went very quick so that although a shock , it would be better than watching her go slowly.
We are sure your harts will go out to another who needs you.
We are Thinking of your family.
Licks Bobby and Pip

Tessa the Maltese said...

Mom and I are so very sorry. I know that Winnie had a wonderful life with you all.

Tessa and Mom Blu

Raelyn said...

Elaine....
Oh my gosh!! I have fallen behind with reading/commenting on people's Blogs, so this news just reached me. Please accept my utmost heartfelt condolences for Winnie's sudden passing. It feels as though I have just lost a Friend....
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Hazel said...

Winnie will be in our hearts forever.Thank you for sharing her with us.

Sam said...

Oh no. I am so sorry. We are sending you love and hugs. Rest in peace, sweet Winnie.

Sam

Kari in Vegas said...

Rest in peace sweet girl

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Roo said...

Run Free dear Winnie. The love of your family follows you across the bridge and yours remains with them.

(((Hugs)))
The Roo Family

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

We are so sorry to hear this news, Winnie will be forever in our hearts.

-Brandon's Raiser

Anna the GSD said...

Oh goodness...we just saw this. We is sooooo sorry and in shock! Giant hugs and zooming good vibes to you all. Run Free Winnie...we miss you. :(

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I did not know Winnie and that is my loss. I love greyhound rescue. If Dad was not allergic to dogs we would consider one. I know she brought such happiness to her furrever huFamily. You were her saviors and she gave her whole heart to you. paw pats and purrrs, Savannah

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful girl, I know she watches over you from the bridge now.

TK and Squashies said...

I am so sorry to hear of Winnie's passing. We know that she is good, if lonely for her people, where she is; still we pray and purr for your comfort. It is hard to be separated.
dee, TK and Pip

Brian said...

We just heard about dear Winnie. My sisters and I send you many purrs and lots love love and hugs. May your hearts smile with the loving memories.

Fenris and Family said...

We are so very sorry to learn of Winnie's passing. Purrs of comfort for your family.

Asta said...

I just heawd that bootiful, sweet Winnie had to leave to go wun ovew the wainbow. How wondewful that she was pawt of yoow loving family and knew love to the vewy end and was able to go softly in hew dweams. Wun wif yoow lovely long leggies Winnie. You will stay in all ouw heawts and someday I'll see yoo wacing towawds yoow family when we'we all angels togethew. Thank you fow the joy yoo bwought all of us.
Smoochie healing smoochies to yoow family deawest Winnie
Asta and Mommi

Madi and Mom said...

Winnie run free and may you always have gentle breezes in your beautiful face
Hugs and purrs to your peeps
Maci and mom

Madi and Mom said...

Winnie run free and may you always have gentle breezes on your beautiful face
Hugs and purrs to your peeps
Madi and mom

Oskar said...

Oh no, we are so terribly sorry for the loss of your dear Winnie. We are sending hugs and love.

Pam & Oskar

Ginger Jasper said...

I came to say sorry you lost your sweet Winnie and send purrs your way.. GJ x

bigdogzola.com said...

Wonderful Winne - your star will shine brightly. Thank you for sharing many of your magic moments on your blog...we loved them. Sleep in peace. Zola

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

We are so very sad that your precious baby had to leave for the rainbow bridge so suddenly...she is a beautiful doggie and one of our favorite breeds.
may memories comfort you now...
the cozy cottage

Painter Pack said...

We did not know Winnie, but are saddened at your loss. Please accept our thoughts and prayers for you and the family.

The Painter Pack

Maggie May said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. We are so sad to hear of Winnie running off to the bridge. (((hugs)))
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Maggie May said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time. We are so sad to hear of Winnie running off to the bridge. (((hugs)))
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Deb Harvey said...

We are so sorry to hear about Winnie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Harvey Family

Scout and Freyja said...

Sending much love as your mourn the loss of your dear friend.

Jeanne Pursell said...

My heart goes out to you and your family. Rest in Peace Winnie.

The Thundering Herd said...

We are so sorry to hear about WInnie. May she enjoy the fast races at the Bridge.

Maggie M said...

We were so sorry to see the message that sweet Winnie has gone to The Bridge. We are thinking of you and saying prayers for you. Warm hugs, Mumsy, Chancy, Pooh, Snookums and Patches

Pippa Sheltie said...

Oh my woof. No. This can't be true! I am so sorry for the loss of Winnie. What a shock it must have been for you and everyone else. I will treasure the comment she put on my blog forever. She was a very beautiful greyhound. How old was she?
RIP Winnie!
I'll miss you!
Pippa

Raelyn said...

Elaine....
Happy 2013, Friend. ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

Alien said...

Thank you so much for your nice comments on our blog. We are following you now!

Yours,

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your baby and please accept my condolences. I am sending love and comforting thoughts to you as you go through this sad time.

Enid said...

Dear Winnie, will be missed,
She was the most Beautiful Blog Friend I ever had,
have you ever heard the saying,

They Are Not Deed, those who live in
Hearts.
I am so sorry for your loss,
I can't Imagine ever leaving my Humans, I never thought how they would feel if I left them.
Enid xx

Brenda said...

Oh no... I have been away from blogging for awhile, just taking a break, so I just saw this. I am so sorry for your loss. What a shock. I am one of those who believe that one day we will be reunited with our beloved dog family members, as we will our human family members. My deepest sympathies..

Jay said...

Oh no.... I've just found your blog, and see such sad news.

All I can do is send you a hug and tell you I know how it feels.

Our first greyhound, Jim, passed away in his sleep at 13 1/2 years old. In fact, I was glad for him that he died in his own way, in his own bed, and that I didn't have to make the decision for him. In time, perhaps that will be a comfort to you, too.

Suzanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Winnie. May she run free in endless fields.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We did not know Winnie before today, and that is our loss, too. She, and you her forever family, made a difference in the world, and that is quite a legacy for Winnie to leave behind, too.

We are glad you found each other, and found love...even if the time was far too short...

Fly Free, Sweet Winnie

Billie-Girl said...

I've been away for Blog World for a long time while Dad was sick, then Mom was under the weather, then we moved. I'm so sad that sweet Winnie crossed over the bridge while I was away. Sending virtual licks and snuggles to her humans. Enjoy the Summerland Fields, Winnie.