Thursday, January 12, 2017

Good-bye Roxie!

Suddenly today we have to say good-bye to our beloved dog Roxie.  She had been loved, and been a big part of our life here.  She`s the one who got me out for at least a short walk every morning, and most afternoons.  She was gentle, handsome, and loyal.  We will miss our `Grey County Mutt`terribly.

This is my latest picture of her, just a few days ago, and it`s the way I will remember her, lying in the snow outside and surveying her domain.

She was at the dog sitters while we were away for my surgery, and was sick overnight.  Then we got a phone call saying they had rushed her to the vet.  I won`t share the details, but after tests and discussion with the vet it was apparent that the prognosis was very poor.  And she was obviously in a great deal of pain.  We made the agonizing decision and said our good-bye.  When I can see clearly I`ll put together a longer post about her life with us.

Good-bye Roxie.

26 comments:

  1. So sorry for the loss of your pet, FG. It is not easy to lose one who becomes such an integral part of your life.

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  2. Our hearts melt for you - again and again. Lovely photo memories - and real memories.

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  3. Oh Stew I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Roxie. They are like family and just as hard to deal with as a human loss. Take care.

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  4. I am so, so sorry for your loss...

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  5. Stew and Mrs F.G., sadness so huge as you farewell Roxie. A beautiful farewell photo, and all your memories will be in your hearts. My caring thoughts from down south sent flying northwards, I am so sorry for this huge loss in your lives.

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  6. I'm sorry you lost Roxie so unexpectedly.

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  7. Sorry to read about your loss as our Furkids are definitely part of our families.
    Be Safe!

    It's about time.

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  8. Sorry for this unexpected loss. Our animals can be such good friends.

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  9. Oh I am so sorry. It is so sad when we have to say good bye to our pets who are members of our family.

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  10. Sorry you were saparated from Roxie while she was in distress..... just glad you were able to make the right decisions..... So difficult for all ....
    Rest In Peace, pretty girl, Rest In Peace.

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  11. Other pet lovers know the pain of your loss. May you find comfort in abundant memories of joyful times together.

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  12. Oh I'm so sorry! Having lost my own beloved dog six months ago, I know how you're feeling.

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  13. I well know the pain in your heart Stu. In 2011 we lost 2 dogs in one week and our third dog less than a year later. Although the loss stays with me it is the passage of time which slowly eases the pain. Your mind now is filled with all the best memories of Roxie and I understand all to well how your feeling. Happier days ahead.

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  14. oh how very difficult. she was a beautiful dog and i'm sure a very trusted companion. don't you just wish they could live forever!! what a painful loss, you will miss her terribly. i am sad for your loss and i know you are too!!

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  15. I am so, so sorry for losing your companion. There's nothing harder than having to carry on without our friends. :-(

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  16. Loved pets are so hard to lose. Last Wednesday marked three years since we had to make a similar decision about our pet cat Stick Tail. And we too were away and a dear friend made sure he got to the vet and an emergency hospital in our absence. My thoughts are with you. - Margy

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  17. Such a heartbreak. Sending good thoughts your way. Dogs are so close to our hearts.

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  18. Ooh, I'm so sad to read this today :(
    Godspeed over that Rainbow Bridge sweet girl, you were loved.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  19. Pets become part of the family and it is surely painful when they reach the end of their lives.

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  20. RIP Roxie. So sorry to read your news. Always so hard to lose a beloved family member.

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  21. Oh I'm so sorry about your Roxie. It is so hard to lose a pet that are such a part of the family.

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  22. I'm so, so sorry to read this. I can't imagine how painful it was to make the decision about Roxie when you were having surgery. Take care.

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  23. I had some catching up to do on your blog and was scrolling from newest to older posts, loving the photographs as I went. Then I saw, "Good-bye" Roxie, and honestly, my heart just sank. She was beautiful and I loved that the two of you were such walking buddies. So many times, reading your older posts (before my blogging "break"), the thought that Roxie was enjoying pretty close to a perfect life with you and Mrs. F.G. would cross my mind. I'm so deeply sorry!

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  24. Aw good bye Roxie. Hold on to all those good memories.
    MB

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