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 .
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How could you say no, indeed. Roxy sure was an angel, to more souls than just you.
Our hearts go out to you and we smile knowing you are all changed for the better because of one precious girl. That's our job, after all, as pups.
~Roxie~ You continue to touch your parents lives and help others furs. It made Mom tear up reading this. Extra hugs & Love for your folks. Happy HOwlidays and thanks for taking Lucky and Big Pete into your lives. Hugs & Pokes, Darla & Mom Jeanie xoxoxo
Remembered with love on Your Woofday Roxie! Extra hugs & pokes for your family. Hold tight to your Happy memories.
Hugs & Pokes, Darla,Mom & family xoxoxo