Roxy (In Loving Memory)

Mixed Breed
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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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GirlyGirl, Girlfriend, Girly, Rocket, Rocketina

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

EATING! Occasionally she likes to play but she's really old

She hates for me to pull loose tufts of hair out of her coat or brush her even tho I am extra gentle

Favorite Toy:
I don't think she has ever had a toy that she actually played with. She had a stuffed duck that she liked to lie down with - it's in one of the pictures of her when she was young.

Favorite Food:
She likes most anything, especially CAT POOP - that's #1 on her list

Favorite Walk:
Around the block although it's difficult for her walk much these days.

Best Tricks:
Girly doesn't do tricks

Arrival Story:
Roxy lived in the woods next to my office in Dallas. I would see her in the parking lot & try to get her to come to me but she was VERY shy. I could see that she had a lot of large scars on her body and thought she had been abused. I brought her food every day for at least a month & she still wouldn't let me touch her. On Labor Day 1993, I took my son with me & she actually walked over to him & let him pet her. I snatched her up immediately & put her in my car. I didn't even care that she peed all over me when I did it. I took her home to our other 2 dogs. She slept in my arms for nearly 2 hours - I think she was relieved to finally have a home. She's been a wonderful loving pet for many years.

When I got Roxy & took her to the vet we found that she had heartworms. During the treatment, they discovered that she has a rare collagen disease that causes her skin to be like tissue paper. When they took the tape off from the IV, her skin came with it. Her skin is so fragile that if one of the other dogs scratches her while playing, it will cause a gaping tear. We can't even get the cuts stitched up because her skin won't hold stitches - they tear right through it. We just have to keep them clean & let them heal on their own. Her disease also causes her skin to become saggy and wrinkled & unattached to the musculature underneath. She's a sad little sack, all right but I love her dearly & am grateful that the Lord led me to her.

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 10th 2005 More than 11 years!

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Watch and wait for me, Roxy

My girl has been gone for 2 years

July 17th 2007 8:38 pm
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My Roxy - I can't imagine that you have been gone for 2 years now. I still look for you sometimes when I go out in the backyard. You were the sweetest, shyest, meekest little dog. You were so submissive & would hide when someone raised their voice - I know that you must have had a terrible life before you came to live with us. But for 12 wonderful years, you were my girl. You were always so happy to lay your head in my lap & so patient with the big dogs, Ozzy, Jake & Bogart when they would get rowdy. I miss you everyday. You would have loved having little dogs, Homer & Giselle - I'm sorry that you died before you really got to know them. We've lost Bogart now - he's been dead for 6 weeks. They REALLY miss him! But take good care of him at the Bridge, Girly - he needs you now more than ever. I'll bet even Jakey was happy to see you. Goodbye for now, my Girly Girl - you were a very special & happy part of my life. Love, Mama


My Tail of Devotion for Roxy (In Loving Memory)

July 19th 2006 5:52 pm
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My Roxy, my GirlyGirl, it's been one year since you died and I still miss you like it was yesterday! You were one of the best dogs I ever knew and it hurt me that you had all the health problems that you did. But you were one tough cookie and never let it bother you. I'll never forget when you got out of the yard while I was in Houston. When Daddy called me, I rushed back home that same day and started combing the neighborhood for you, crying my eyes out & calling your name. I was so worried because it was cold and rainy and you weren't used to being outside. I made tons of posters with your picture and put them up everywhere! I searched the neighborhood, the woods, the parks, even adjoining neighborhoods with no sign of you for 3 long scary days. Then when I came home on the 3rd day after searching, there was a message on the answering machine. "Hi, I think I saw your dog walking through a yard over here about an hour ago." I jumped in the car & drove as fast as I could and there you were just walking along the street by the park. I jumped out of the car & yelled "GIRLY!" and you came running! What a joyous reunion! It was a miracle that I found you - I begged the man who called to let me give him a reward & he refused. He said that hearing the joy in my voice was enough. You were so happy to be home that you just slept for almost a whole day! This is the picture I had on your lost dog poster.

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My precious Girly

July 15th 2005 9:24 am
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It breaks my heart to write that I had to have Roxy put to sleep this morning. She became very ill during the night with a severe cough and respiratory distress. An x-ray of her chest revealed a probable tumor compressing her trachea and my vet said the prognosis was grim. I held her in my arms and she was licking my arm even in her distress. We had a wonderful 12 years together. God bless you, Girly!

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