Roxie was sent to us when she was 2 1/2 years old. She had been used strictly for breeding and so for those first years of her life, she had not bonded with anyone because she was kept in a kennel. Because of her past circumstances, she was very timid and didn't know how to play, walk on a leash or be around other animals. The moment I saw her in that cage, and she came rushing out to me, I knew that she was a gift from God. An angel in a dog's body. She had the most beautiful spirit. She bonded with us and slept by my pillow every night the rest of her life. She grew to trust us, and sometimes she would play with a toy, but her favorite thing was to eat and she loved to swim and go for walks. She was sweet, gentle, and unconditional in her love for me. She knew how to touch my heart with her spirit. A wag of her tail, a touch of her paw, and a lick on the face. She bonded with me and was my shadow for the next 11 years. We made sure she had the life of a queen and was loved. Everyday was filled with either a ride, a walk, a swim, or just taking a snooze on the couch. She also loved to chase lizards, but never killed one. She had a way of acting like she was going to nibble my nose, but it was just an affectionate gesture that she had come up with on her own. It was our way of playing with each other to get kisses. She was sick for a year before we lost her. After getting mixed diagnoses from several vets, at the end we found out she had liver cancer. My sweet Roxie. My heart is truly breaking. There is a hole there that I don't know how to fill. We were so wrapped up in each other's lives, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 11 years. Roxie, I am so thankful for you and the life we had together. I can't wait to see you again someday over the Rainbow Bridge.|
Roxie and I had an understanding. She always wanted me to think of her as my little girl. So, Roxie, my little girl, you will never be forgotten. You will be here in my heart and I will see you soon. Run, play, and enjoy your life free from sickness and fear. You are healthy, young, and fearless. Go look for lizards and take a swim in the lake. I miss you and love you forever. Momma
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