Adventures of Roxie

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Two years and the the lump is still in my throat

March 21st 2013 8:30 pm
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Dear Doggies

My roxie is gone for two years now. I still miss her but Im so grateful for her training. She taught me to see and feed too skinny dogs behind gates. To sing to the ones that look terrified. She gave me Petey who she first saw with the section 8 thugs who moved across the street from the house we bought for her.

She would have been seven this month, would have her leg held out? Dewey her cohort in crime is on his last legs, living on pain pills.. Its hard to let him go but hes eleven so every day is massage for him Roxie. You taught me how to do it perfect for you, now the Doo Bear, the doggie you scalped, bossed around and loved is getting all your massages. You dont need them in heaven.

Yesterday Petey stared in my eyes and then took his foot like you used to and guided me to pet his chest. His was warm, yours was always freakishly cold, remember we teased you about it? Oh my little doggie, I see you everywhere and would do anything for one more moment. but thats not life. SoOOO were spreadin the love around baby girl... in your name.

teachin tennis in your name.
helping other doggies.... in your name.

your were the best friend I could have ever hoped for. Thanks for all the lessons in life.

 

Two years and the the lump is still in my throat

March 21st 2013 8:30 pm
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Dear Doggies

My roxie is gone for two years now. I still miss her but Im so grateful for her training. She taught me to see and feed too skinny dogs behind gates. To sing to the ones that look terrified. She gave me Petey who she first saw with the section 8 thugs who moved across the street from the house we bought for her.

She would have been seven this month, would have her leg held out? Dewey her cohort in crime is on his last legs, living on pain pills.. Its hard to let him go but hes eleven so every day is massage for him Roxie. You taught me how to do it perfect for you, now the Doo Bear, the doggie you scalped, bossed around and loved is getting all your massages. You dont need them in heaven.

Yesterday Petey stared in my eyes and then took his foot like you used to and guided me to pet his chest. His was warm, yours was always freakishly cold, remember we teased you about it? Oh my little doggie, I see you everywhere and would do anything for one more moment. but thats not life. SoOOO were spreadin the love around baby girl... in your name.

teachin tennis in your name.
helping other doggies.... in your name.

your were the best friend I could have ever hoped for. Thanks for all the lessons in life.

 

The holidays looms and yet we go on

November 13th 2012 10:34 am
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Roxie left us almost two years ago. We recently found a treasure trove of video of our girl which made us cry and laugh all at the same time.

WE finally sold the house. Roxie saved two dogs from south central which are now adjusting quite nicely to life in Hollywood. Tiring? yes, its hard without the yard but they are safe. Petey the boxer she saved from a chain continues to unpack his suitcase of PTSD.

We think of her often and hope that all of you will say a prayer for those parents who are lucky enough to be able to hug their babies tonight.

 

The sky was brighter last night in CA

May 19th 2012 8:47 am
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Its been a year and a half since we lost Roxie. We have been following Birdies story from BadRap. She was a pittie found on the streets of Oakland starving at Halloween. Long story short her happy ending was cut short by cancer and she went to the Rainbow bridge yesterday. She looked much like Roxie (sans the cut ears and the blue jewel of an eye) and Im sure the two of them are making the stars bright last night, tonight and every night. Birdy's family's loss and their grief makes me miss my roxie boo even more.

As little lucky and Pete continue to become great friends here in the horrible South Central, everyday Im reminded of how Roxie made me a better person and a good dog mum. We can make life better for each other by just showing a little love.

give your pups a hug today and honor these two beauutifull red pitties who are now and forever in our hearts. If you want to read Birdy's full story, see the BADRAP.com barn dogalumnus blog (birdy flies home) Its a touching story of compassion for a senior dog who still had some living to do - and lessons to teach all of us.

 

Does it Get Easier? Not Really.

December 20th 2011 3:30 pm
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So now we have been without Roxie for almost ten months. It seems like an eternity.

I describe life with Roxie as being technicolor. Life now seems really black and white. And quiet. How could a fifty pound bundle of fur be such a fire cracker? Or as the french say"boulet du canon" and have the empathy power of an entire team of personal nurses?

The silence is deafening. I survived my 50th birthday without her. How depressing-indeed. Now with the Holidays upon us, we are trying to remember she would hate that we are still sad.

Roxie lived each day to the fullest and without reserve. I am posting a picture of the South Central Los Angeles orphans that now live with us on her page. Both of these dogs lives were saved directly because of her.

Pete the big white boxer, was a cruelty case across the street. He was the dog chained without water and left in the sun without shade. She barked and held vigil until we intervened. She played with him every evening after dinner, gently and with great vigor. Its hard because my neighbors continue to treat dogs without care-we only hope that the house will sell soon.

Lucky the little dog in front is what we call the twenty minute dog. In July another stray wandered here- a boy we named Red Hank- he had Roxies eyes. We took him to the shelter thinking he MUSt have an owner as sweet of a pitbull he was. He didnt. We agonized but felt taking him would be what Roxie would have wanted. Unfortunately when we went to claim him at the shelter after the mandatory week wait, he had contracted pneumonia and was put to sleep. My husband who had walked into the kennels spotted Lucky. We were told that she was the "red star" dog of the day. We soon found out that meant she literally had minutes to live as there was no longer cage room.

Lucky now lives with us. She reminds us of the most magnificent friend we could have ever had. She is here because Roxie made us realize the love of opening our hearts to a beautiful unwanted but so special pitbull. How could we say no?

Missin you so much my friend. I say your name in the wind hoping you hear us and know we miss you and think of you each and everyday .

 

Life moves so slow now

September 14th 2011 6:25 pm
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Today is the 7 month without you. dewey and Petey sat where you died today. Your spot is never empty.

8weeks ago we took in Lucky who had one hour before the bluejuice. I guess taking care of another helps you to forget your grief. It at least keeps me busy. Nobody will ever takeyour place but schwimmie Mommy is helping other doggies in your name.

Missing you so much.

 

four months and counting

June 17th 2011 9:48 am
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This week I have been at the rainbow bridge for four months. Mommy finally got an offer on the house. She also found my graduation picture from beg obedience. Boy did she cry! She graduated from college at 49 this week! I was supposed to go on stage with her as a speaker but she did not go to the ceremony. Instead she took my ashes to a kids tennis tournament with her. I say we had more fun there!

Kiss all your doggies for me. You have a special gift and friend. Your pal Roxie.

 

In honour of my princess

March 14th 2011 3:42 pm
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Today we ordered the plaque that will be placed at the shelter where we got Roxie. It is a donation that allows another dog to stay longer. Hopefully we can ask that only sassy staffie girls get to use the space.

we have found some beautiful pictures of Roxie stashed away. The house is on the market and now we wait to leave this horrible place and people.

I miss you my beautiful sweet friend. Its not fair someone would take you away from those of us who loved you most.

 

the worm turns

February 28th 2011 5:29 pm
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so now my "neighbor" is bragging how he stabbed my dog and got the foster all worked up to bite her.

Nice. How could he doit? We did not make sure the fence was secure ina way that you could not cut wire and plastic ties to get at my dogs... He simply entered the neighbors yard to kill her.

So on behalf of my little Roxie check your fences as spring comes. Sometimes the danger is right next door. Yes, the police are involved but animal cruelty is a misdemeanor here.

 

its been two weeks.

February 28th 2011 5:23 pm
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My beloved roxie is gone for two weeks now and it hurts as much today as then. We are doing little things in her honor including becoming a cage sponsor at the shelter where we adopted her so that another little baby can stay just a little longer to meet their forever family.

On behalf of my very best friend ,,, keep your babies safe. take an extra moment to know that you are leaving them in a way that they can never be harmed.

 
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