Thursday, December 11, 2008

RIP Kansas

St. Nick's Dog Run is sad to learn about the passing of Kansas. Kansas and his Dad were one of the Dog Run regulars who helped plan, create and built our dog run. We will miss Kansas dearly. The photo above was sent by Kansas's Dad. He says "I love the attached picture of him in the dog run. Looks like he is about to get in trouble."

Josh Greenberg, Kansas's Dad, write us a message below:

All,

It is with much sadness that I am writing to let you all know about the passing of Kansas. For those of you that don't know him, Kansas was the happy yellow Lab, that had a passion for searching the run for all things that dogs aren't supposed to eat and trying to be romantic whenever he could. About a month and a half ago he was diagnosed with what the vet thought was cancer and unfortunately that turned out to be correct. Kansas was great up until about last week but as is true for most of us the illness caught up with him. Earlier this week I made the decision to have him put to sleep and of course being the stubborn Lab that he was, he decided to trump me by passing away this morning, a mere 4 hours before our vet appointment.

I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has asked about Kansas recently. You and your dogs were all key in making his life more enjoyable, especially near the end. I know he is in a better place because he deserves to be.

Thanks again.

Josh

7 comments:

Einstien, Trish and Chris said...

We will miss Kansas. Einstien loved giving him kisses.
RIP
Love
Einstien (the pug that kept up with all the big dogs), Trish and Chris

William_Guffman said...

One of my favorite memories of Kansas was his spontaneous barking and incredible energy whenever Josh would kick a tennis ball for him. He would never bark in the dog run except during this time! It was hilarious. We will miss him greatly. RIP Kansas - Guffman misses you!

Em said...

Leah and I will miss Kansas dearly. I will never forget watching him romp in the less-than-turbulent waters of the Hudson River over the summer. He was exceptionally huggable.
My deepest condolences.
Love,
Emily (and Leah, of course)

sybil and justice said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know how you must feel.
He will be missed. His soul will be with us at the dog run forever. Please post his picture on the community board. I alwasy give to all the dog rescues..I shall make another one for him at Dogtownin his honor. Again you have my thoughts.

Tamara said...

Spraga, the French Bull dog, Whitnee and I (Tamara) are very sad to hear of the loss of such a great energy in the dog run. He will be missed, and YES on to better things!

Priya said...

I'm crushed.
I loved Kansas and will miss him.
He was lucky to have such a good life.
RIP
Love,
Priya, Prof. Kosar, and The Wookiee

Nina, and her Mom Yas said...

Over this past year I would see Josh and Kansas on their morning walks. They would amble up the grass and on into the dog park.
We were all together on the last warm Sat.Kansas was acting quite spry. He was playing and running, even flirting with my girl Nina. She play bowed him and he gave her a chase....He looked young again.
Gentle spirit.Good boy.