December 6th 2010 1:25 pm
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RIP Roxy Laroo 7/9/99-12/6/10 Today I had to let my baby soar... she fought it 'til the end and passed with her ballie in her mouth, her head in my arms and her Daddy holding her face. "Roxy, you're a good girl. I love you"
Today has been the hardest day of my life. My Roxy has been battling cancer. The cancer was discovered Oct 8th, 2010 and at that point it seemed she had reached her limit. I cried and cried and she rallied for me. I got her on an appetite stimulant and she started to eat. She defeated all odds and held on and on. We spent 10 days in the Keys and she was thriving. She was so happy living in the moment. We then returned home and she was content for another month. Again she lost her appetite and she was fading away. She was so fatigued but she kept on living for me. She dropped from 60 lbs to 35lbs in a matter of 3 months. I tried everything to get her to eat. I cooked EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. Tried this and tried that... her appetite stimulants stopped working (I even tried to double the dose). She had gotten so skinny but she still was so happy to see me. Lastnight I put a twin mattress in the living room and we slept together. She didn't get up not even once. She had rough nights. I knew today was the day so we started the day with a smores poptart and milk and a frolic on the beach (even though it was freezing). I feel so lost and empty. I lay in her bed and just breath her in.
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Roxy, this is your daddy. It is now tuesday and we had to say good by to you yesterday. Now I sit here with tears coming down my face wondering if it will get any easier. You were our four legged baby that has been with us since the begining of our life together. From our little apartment, to our new house, all the diffrent living situations we went through while we were traveling, our wedding day, when Skye was born, every thing we have been through in our relationship you were there. I am going to miss laying down with you and just letting you lick me to death with your gentle kisses, some people say you were just licking the salt off but I know that they were kisses because you loved me as much as I loved you. You mean so much to me, is hard to imagine our family without you. I will always be thinking of you and the times we spent together. You are always in my Heart. Love You, Your Daddy.
You’re giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond into your soul,
I see in you the magic that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it’s the only way.
That strength is why I’ve followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I’ve loved you all these years…..
My partner till the end.
Please understand just what this gift
You’re giving meant to me,
It gives me back the strength I’ve lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.
So one last time I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that’s within you,
To now grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog
My pain and struggle done.
And I don’t despair my passing,
For I won’t be far away,
Forever here within your heart,
And memory I’ll stay.
I’ll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I’ll run
…A young dog once again.