Gossips has learned that Ruth Moser died this morning.
For as long as I've lived in Hudson, Ruth was my neighbor, her house being a block downstreet from mine. My introduction to Ruth was seeing her walking a pair of greyhounds around town in the early evening. She was devoted to rescuing racing dogs and giving them a wonderful and loving home where they could live out their lives. The greyhound with Ruth in the picture above is Boy Boy, the last greyhound in her life. Boy Boy once escaped from Ruth's backyard and led everyone, including the Hudson Police Department, on a merry chase. According to the officer who finally managed to capture Boy Boy, "A greyhound running full-out is something amazing to behold." After Boy Boy passed away, Ruth transitioned to whippets, the most recent of which was Cedric.
One of my favorite memories of Ruth is associated with the death of George Duguay. George was "the genius of Hudson," a memorable Hudson character, who had lived in our neighborhood--the southwest corner of Hudson--for his entire life, a life that began in 1911. George's favorite flowers were peonies, which he pronounced "pineys." For his memorial service, in the dead of winter 2006, Ruth generously and miraculously provided a glorious bouquet of pineys.
For those of us who take solace in the myth of Rainbow Bridge, we can imagine Ruth, reunited with her beloved greyhounds and whippets, who have been waiting there for her, crossing Rainbow Bridge in their exuberant company.
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