Friday, February 20, 2009
This post is a farewell to my dearly departed family dog, Roxy, who died on Wednesday. Roxy had been with us for I don't even know how long - at least 17 years - and was my first real pet. We sort of ended up with her by default; her owners asked us to watch the year-old puppy while they visited a family member. They never came back for her, which baffles me to this day. She was a black lab/rottweiler mix and was both very protective and incredibly sweet. My whole family misses her very much. Last time I went home, at Christmas, she was suffering from a whole host of problems, but still tried to play with the other dogs and loved being petted and comforted.