December 7th 2010 8:19 pm
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Roxy was perfect for us. She was everything. For the past 11 years we were lucky to live and breath her. How blessed were we? Roxy was a one family dog. When we used to board Roxy, the boarding staff told me "after a while most dogs adjust but Roxy never does".... that was the last time I ever boarded her. She was OURS! Dedicated and devoted to her core. She could sense every emotion. She knew what we were feeling. She gave the sweetest kisses and went wherever we went. She loved swimming and traveling and being wrapped up in blankets. She was beautiful and she loved our "photo shoots". She never refused, she would stay still as a statue until I got THE shot. She loved her bandanas and sweaters. She would turn bright red when she was nervous or hot. I had to put sunblock on her. She loved our daughter Skye from the minute we brought her home and when we would leave, every single one of Roxy's toys would be in Skye's room along with a white fur spot at the foot of the crib. Roxy was the first to greet Skye every morning and the last to leave at nap time (I always had to coax her out). She loved the boat and we would call her "Boat Dog". She loved her toys. Her favorite was her "indestructable" Jollyball (which she mastered tearing apart) and her soft 9" ballie. The soft ballie was her "soothy", she would fall asleep with it in her mouth (she had it and didn't let it go even when we had to let her go. She literally never released it upon the closing of her eyes and her last breath) She is being cremated with it. She always greeted us with a toy. She used to sleep with us until she became a bed hog and decided the couch was better and less crowded. She loved car rides. She loved to play as much as she loved to just hang out. She loved whatever it was that we did as long as she was there. She was strong and in her weakest state she still shined for us. She got up each and every time to greet us with a wagging tail and happy eyes. She was a fighter and she beat the odds. She amazed us on a daily basis. She battled cancer and rallied for us. She lived for us. She stayed strong for us. Faithful, devoted, dedicated, missed and mourned by us........ Our pain is still so fresh and raw. We miss our baby girl.... Roxy Laroo... Once a Pooty, always a Pooty
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As I sat here reading of Roxy's last day the tears streamed down my face. I can feel the pain your heart is feeling and I know exactly what you're going through. Six months ago we had to let our precious baby girl Lexi go also do to cancer. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I know my baby girl and your baby girl are now free from the nasty cancer and running happily on a beach. My heart will never be the same but time does help. I swore I would never get another fur baby because it hurt too much to let them go but I missed the companionship. I looked and looked at puppies online at rescue centers but not one grabbed my heart. I told my husband that Lexi would send the right baby to us and we would know. Sure enough,the 9th of last month a friend called and wanted to know if I still wanted a puppy. She sent me a picture and my heart melted. His mommy and daddy were getting ready to retire and are going to travel around on their motorcycle and didn't want to have to board Skeebo. They brought him to me(hubby was out of town) and he just jumped into my arms. He's not a puppy, but 4 yrs old and such a good little guy. My husband fell in love with him also. I introduced him to his big sissy and I swear they had a talk and she told him about the pantry having the treats and other things. There still isn't a day goes by that I don't miss Lexi and want her back but I'm also glad her pain stopped. She fought long and hard for 6 months. I cut some of her hair and I have a piece in my billfold and husband has one in his. I open the bag from time to time to just smell her. All her toys are put away and will stay that way. They were hers. There may come a time when she will let me know that Skeebo can play with one or two but til then they are sealed away. I still feel her around me and at times I see her. We had almost 11 wonderful yrs with her and for that, I'm so thankful. I'm sure Lexi was right there to meet Roxy as she came to the Bridge. Lexi isn't afraid of Pit Bulls as she has one for a sister so I know she ran to greet Roxy. Lexi also loved the beach so they will be great friends. Hold on to your memories and they will see you through. Roxy will still be around and there will be times you will feel her or perhaps even see her out of the corner of your eye. When the time is right, she will send another fur baby to you.
hugs and Prayers go out to you and your family.
Carrol, Lexi's mommy
I just noticed that Roxy and Lexi were the same age with Roxy being older by a month.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
I keep thinking if only I would have taken her to the new dr sooner just maybe we would still have her. The vet that was treating her, let our baby girl down. She never did a sonogram like Dr Thompson did. I never knew one could be done but she did. I trusted her and she let our little girl down. I thought long and hard and then wrote a letter to the bad vet and told her just how we felt. I made sure not to say anything that could be taken as a threat even though God knows I wanted to say a lot more than I did but it helped me a lot.For the longest time I kept thinking that maybe if we would have waited another day she would have felt better and she was just having a bad day but her Dr assured us that if it hadn't of been that day, it would have either that night or the next day. He stayed with us and cried as we let her go.Lexi loved getting to go with us when we would have a BACA Adoption. When she would go with us I rode cage. She just loved being wherever we were and she always made the little child we were adopting feel better. I don't have my own bike just yet but I keep thinking that maybe I will get one but I'm not real sure. I have Multiple Sclerosis and have some weakness on my right side so I'm kinda iffy about it. I think the single hair on the box was Roxy letting you know she enjoyed the walk and was saying hi and she loves you. I believe that just because they aren't here physically, they are still around us always. I checked out your website. That looks scary but so thrilling. I think our girls are out enjoying the beach and sunshine. We use to have a 42' carver and 2 jet ski's and Lexi loved going there spending the weekend or a week. Her and her little buddy, Harley would get on one of the beaches at the lake and just run back and forth like crazy. Then Lexi would have to walk just barely out into the water to go pee. That always made us laugh. Her buddy Harley, went to the bridge exactly 2 months before she did. So since Roxy liked the beach, that's why I'm sure her and Lexi are friends.