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Italian Greyhounds In Memorian

The End of an Era at Soltar's

Final Farewell to

Blue 

 ”Dogcastle’s Unforgettable”

27.7.1999-12.7.2011


Blue was an exceptional dog and he has left a big void in our hearts. Blue was an immensly successful show dog having many great achievements.  To mention but a few, he was # 2 show dog of all breeds in Finland, he was the first Italian Greyhound to win a BIS in Finland and to date only he and his daughter have won multiple BIS's in Finland. Still in 2010 Blue was best of breed at the Italian greyhound speciality show, showing his greatness even at an old age.

Blue is the Soltar's Italian greyhound foundation lineage male, and a great one at that he has been having produced exceptionally successful offspring. In Italian greyhound circles he was renown and was referred to as just "the Blue".

In addition to being a dog of great beauty, he was also a dog of even greater character. Dignified, loyal, happy, intelligent were only a few of his traits. Blue had a very special place in my heart and his passing has been very difficult for me and my family.

Thank Blue you for all the love and joy you have given us, you are sadly missed. 


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I AM NOT THERE 

Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn's rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there, I did not die.

 

Mary Elizabeth Frye

 

5.2.2006 - 14.5.2007
Isabella male
Soltar's Leonardo "Zere"
Born 5.2.2006
Own. Annica Eloranta