In Memory of Mama Gracie (10-50)


Gracie 10-50-1

It’s with a sad heart that I inform you that Mama Gracie crossed the rainbow bridge on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  Her health had declined in the past few months, and the day came when her owners Jim and Jeri Regan made the heart-wrenching but loving decision to let her go.  Dr. Barb Lee of Valley View Vet Clinic was in attendance to assist.  Dr. Lee was the vet that performed the puppy c-section a little over 5 ½ years ago.

Gracie was over 7 years old when she came into Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska (GRRIN) from a puppy mill in Missouri.  A pregnancy test was performed on intake, and it was negative.  But that was a false result, because on October 2, 2010, she gave birth to 11 puppies.  She nurtured those pups until they were all adopted by terrific new owners.  Then the search was on to find an adoptive home for Mama Gracie.

Jim and Jeri were looking for a more active dog, but they met Gracie and decided that she was the one for them.  Gracie’s horrendous “previous life” faded away as Jim and Jeri doted on her, and she gave them pure love in return.  A very special dog from difficult circumstances, she was rescued and gave birth to wonderful pups, then led a life of leisure with loving owners.  The definition of a Happy Ending story.

Rest in Peace, Mama Gracie.  We all love you, and you’ll be missed.