I Took My Dog to Greyhound Fest — Not Knowing It Would Be Our Last Weekend Together

Parker at Solvang Greyhound Fest
The event known as Solvang Greyhound Fest in the Southern California city of Solvang had special meaning for me this year. It was the last weekend I spent with my beloved Parker, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge at age seven on Wednesday after the weekend event. I had planned our weekend together because I spent the prior one in Arizona with Lexi and Zoe, my other Salukis. Unbeknownst to me, Parker had developed Hemangiosarcoma that spread quickly through his body. I have been devastated since, but discovering the impact Parker made on those he just met has helped ease some of the pain.

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