We lost Miles Per Hour and his littermates Kohle and Ottobahn when they were all just 6 years old in 2016.
|Miles Per Hour October 2015|
We lost Kohle first. He had had a broken leg in 2015 that just would not heal. The vets did not think it was bone cancer, but looking back, it may have been. He eventually had to have the leg amputated. He was happy and seemed healthy enough for awhile, then he suddenly got very sick very quickly. The vet was unable to save him and was uncertain what was wrong with him. She figured that it was some type of cancer. Too young, just like his mother. Like his mother, his death was also a mystery.
|Kohle in his younger years in 2012|
|Ottobahn 2016 on three legs with a prematurely white face|
By morning his breathing was very labored. We were at our vet's when they opened. They found that he had air around his lungs preventing him from breathing. A needle was inserted into his chest and air was released. Instantly he could breathe again and was bouncing and happy and seemed normal again. That was very temporary and within another hour he was having trouble breathing again.
|Miles Per Hour in Colorado 2016|
So they took Miles into surgery. As soon as they opened him up they saw the lungs were completely covered by the bubbles that would all eventually rupture. There was no good lung tissue there. They called me to let me know there was nothing they could do. I told them not to wake him up and to let him go.
It all happened so suddenly. There was so much more we planned to do. He had been doing fantastic in Barn Hunt competitions and was doing Rally Excellent courses flawlessly in his Rally Classes. We still wanted to do more agility and dock diving. We hadn't even tried sheep herding yet. With his brothers both passing, I had felt that he might be living on borrowed time but he had always been so happy and healthy.
|Greyhound Hall Of Fame|
|Miles at the Greyhound Hall Of Fame in Kansas|
|Miles Per Hour 1/6/10 - 8/5/16|
The day Miles died, my friends got together and bid on a fundraiser to win the right to name a greyhound racer. His kennel prefix was CTW for Clear The Way Kennels so they named him CTW MilesPerHour. Miles the second was a shiny black 8 month old puppy that lived on the CTW farm in Texas. I followed his race career which wasn't very long. When he retired, he came to my house and I helped him find a wonderful family. It was such a cool gift. Miles #2 has his own Facebook Page
|CTW Milesperhour racing|
|CTW Milesperhour at my house after retirement|