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Memories of Special four-legged Friends

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Preparing for when they leave us

As you all know by now, I love animals of all kinds – most of all dogs, cats, and horses because they have such a wonderful way of giving love and showing their appreciation of the love they receive.  This past weekend I observed this love and appreciation. 

My Son and Daughter-in-law own a female pit bull named Roxie.  Opal got her when she was nothing but a puppy and raised her with so much love.  Rox is now reached her golden years and arthritis makes getting up and down difficult and walking is hard for her.  But, she takes her time and gets to where she wants to be.  Watching Roxie it is hard to believe that pit bulls have such a bad reputation, which only proves that it is on the owner – Mistress/Master need to make sure that they use the best training practices and provide the love and care that makes a dog a good pet.  After all our pets look to us for guidance of what is and is not acceptable behavior. 

Opal was sitting on the sofa and we were talking about plans for their summer for the kids.  Rox climbed up on the sofa and laid her head on Opal’s lap.  She gave a big sigh and snuggled closer signaling Opal to pet her.  Opal and I then began talking about Rox and how she was doing.  We all know that Rox’s time is getting short.   She sleeps a lot and its out for business and back in.  Opal has also noted that Rox cannot hold her bladder as well anymore and that when she stands at the door it is best to let her out as soon as possible.  Opal said that they were getting down to a schedule for Rox and making sure that she is not left alone for long stretches of time. 

Rox no longer shows interest in chasing down squirrels and rabbits, of which I have about in abundance.  Mac tried his best to interest her in a game of bunny chasing, but she would have none of it.  Tried to get her to play tag to no avail and dog wrestling – nope; she laid down on him and stretched out for a nap.  His whimpering did not move her one bit.  As always when it was time for Roxie to leave Mac said his goodbyes and he then got up into his chair and looked sad.  Proof that dogs do have feelings and display emotions. 

I have taken photos over the past three years of Roxie and Mac.  Maybe it is time to memorialize Roxie before she says her final goodbye.

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My Son and Daughter-in-law own a female pit bull named Roxie.  Opal got her when she was nothing but a puppy and raised her with so much love.  Rox is now reached her golden years and arthritis makes getting up and down difficult and walking is hard for her.  But, she takes her time and gets to where she wants to be.  Watching Roxie it is hard to believe that pit bulls have such a bad reputation, which only proves that it is on the owner – Mistress/Master need to make sure that they use the best training practices and provide the love and care that makes a dog a good pet.  After all our pets look to us for guidance of what is and is not acceptable behavior. 

Opal was sitting on the sofa and we were talking about plans for their summer for the kids.  Rox climbed up on the sofa and laid her head on Opal’s lap.  She gave a big sigh and snuggled closer signaling Opal to pet her.  Opal and I then began talking about Rox and how she was doing.  We all know that Rox’s time is getting short.   She sleeps a lot and its out for business and back in.  Opal has also noted that Rox cannot hold her bladder as well anymore and that when she stands at the door it is best to let her out as soon as possible.  Opal said that they were getting down to a schedule for Rox and making sure that she is not left alone for long stretches of time. 

Rox no longer shows interest in chasing down squirrels and rabbits, of which I have about in abundance.  Mac tried his best to interest her in a game of bunny chasing, but she would have none of it.  Tried to get her to play tag to no avail and dog wrestling – nope; she laid down on him and stretched out for a nap.  His whimpering did not move her one bit.  As always when it was time for Roxie to leave Mac said his goodbyes and he then got up into his chair and looked sad.  Proof that dogs do have feelings and display emotions. 

I have taken photos over the past three years of Roxie and Mac.  Maybe it is time to memorialize Roxie before she says her final goodbye. 

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