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Goodbye to a service dog whose help will be missed 28 June 08

Posted by turtlemom3 in Uncategorized.

HeraldNet – Snohomish County’s online news source

She hated thunder and lightning. She loved airline flights and grocery shopping. She was everything to Tony DiGuardi.

“Mary was my world. I never felt alone,” the 61-year-old Everett man said.

Now DiGuardi is alone, and grieving. An eavesdropper hearing him talk about his beloved Mary Jane might guess he just lost his wife.

Mary Jane was DiGuardi’s service dog. A beautiful black dog, in pictures she looks like a Labrador retriever. Her owner called her a “Chinese greyhound” and said she was a Shar Pei-greyhound mix.

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It is so terribly sad that we outlive our canine partners. I’m not sure what is harder – to ourlive our partners or for our partners to outlive us. They grieve forever, too.

May God bless Mr. DiGuardi and take care of him, and bring him solace and comfort. His grief is real.



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