Rosie (In Memory)

American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer
Picture of Rosie (In Memory), a female American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer

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Home:Somerville, a  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Thumper, Punkinhead, Miss Piggy, Wigglebutt, Pretty Puppy, Poopmonster

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog

Belly rubs, walks, sunshine, sniffing, licking herself, licking her bowl clean, licking people's ears/necks/faces/arms/toes/etc.

Baths, when those durn crazy cats run away (I just want to play, I swear!), baby gates, other dogs who don't respect her authoritay

Favorite Toy:
Her own toes, stuffed squeaky squirrel

Favorite Food:
Cream cheese

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere other dogs have been

Best Tricks:
When she hears the words "walk" or "out," she strikes a perfect Glamor Shots head-tilt pose; the always popular nose-to-mouth biscuit flip

Arrival Story:
Rosie (formerly known as "sweet older girl") was rescued from a city pound in Rhode Island in late September 2004. She had been picked up as a stray and spent 3 weeks at the shelter before I took her home. When we got there, she was like the eye of a doggy hurricane--every other dog was barking up a storm and bouncing off the walls (literally), but Rosie just sat there and wagged her tail and licked my hand through the chain link fence. At the time, the ACO was out "trapping some cats" and wasn't due back for the rest of the day, so I resigned myself to making the trek south again later in the week. However, just as we were about to turn onto the main road, fate intervened and the ACO's car pulled in. We quickly went back to the shelter and, 20 minutes later, Rosie was in the back seat of our car.

Rosie sadly passed away today (11/23/2004). I noticed she seemed sick starting about a week ago (not eating, lethargic, drinking lots of water), and blood tests at the vet showed abnormal liver function. A few days later at the hospital, an ultrasound identified a mass near her liver, and a needle biopsy confirmed that is was carcinoma. Surgery and chemotherapy were options, but the chance of remission was slim. So we decided to say goodbye today. We went to the hospital, took her for a walk outside so she could sniff and pee to her heart's content, and stayed with her and petted her sides and stroked her soft ears as the vet put her to sleep. Rosie was a good dog, so loving and friendly and happy, and I loved her very much. I'm so sad right now, but I'm also grateful I got to know her and love her and take care of her, even though it was only for two months. We'll miss you, Pretty Puppy. Rest in peace.

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