Monday evening (January 30, 2017) at 10:13pm, Ezekiel, our beloved male Greyhound, crossed over into the Lord's Rainbow Heaven. We celebrated his 12th birthday September 14th absent his two sisters. Amazingly, it was not until the day of his passing did he physically fail, enduring old age and degenerative myelopathy.
Ezekiel shared life with Suda and me for 9 years; how blessed we were to have enjoyed his intense personality and faithful companionship of this unique boy. We affectionately dubbed him Angel Boy, thought at times his angelic nature was questionable. Passing at the hands of Dr. Jeannette Lippy was touching, yet peaceful. Ezekiel's body was cremated Tuesday January 31, 2017 and his remains interred over Felicity, his dearly-loved mate..
His departure has rendered us, like all who lose their beloved friends, heartbroken with grief. Nevertheless, we take joy in having shared life with him, a privilege over many memorable years. He was the patriarch of our 'Greyt' family.
During the years we have adopted eight wonderful Greyhounds, all uniquely special, but Ezekiel stood out among them as particularly noteworthy due to his strength and speed. In Hebrew, Ezekiel means 'the strength of the Lord.' Nonetheless, life is too short to ever expect to find another guy as great. Although, little doubt exist that some exceptionally similar boys are alive and well even to this day.
Ezekiel came into our lives under trying circumstance, having recently lost his older brother. But his arrival left us with little doubt that his life was providentially destined to intersect ours. In the end, perhaps, this is the sole reason for his greatness within our family's history of many extraordinary Guys.
While his masculine stature and penetrating gaze shall be missed, we are truly appreciative of Mid South Greyhound Adoption for having made him available to our family, enriching our lives. Moreover, we are blessed for having Ezekiel's love, devotion and joy of his extraordinary personality, which he readily shared with us.
Scripture declares the end of a thing is better than it beginning, as the end reveals the meaning of that life. May he wait for us among angels who bore his spirit upwards toward the Bridge in Rainbow Heaven!
Heavenly Father, we thank you for your unspeakable gift of Ezekiel's life, his presence filled our heart - our soul - with so much love....
Art and Suda Calabro