Our sweet Golden Retriever, Roxanne was our family dog. Roxie saw our son thru middle school, high school and college. She was there for his first girlfriend and his first break-up. She hovered over him when he celebrated too much on his 21st birthday! She moved to another state with us. She graciously put up with 3 cats and another dog over the past 10 years. She accompanied me thru months of cancer treatment and years of recovery. She was with my husband when he lost his job and when he found a better one. She was always there for us. She was ever gentle, friendly, loving and fun. Roxie was one of my very best friends.

We all loved her so much and we now all miss her so much. We had to put Roxie out of her misery in December 2007. She had a mass in her chest and it eventually stopped her from doing everything. We were all with her. We brought her body back home to rest.

Sometimes I miss her so much that I yell or whisper or think to myself “Love ya Rox,” because I do. I want her to know that I will always love her wherever she is. She is a part of my heart and as long as it’s beating, she’s always with me.
We all know that there’s nothing in this world like a good dog. So, here’s to the Roxannes and Sprites of the world, all that they bring us and leave us, even after they are gone!

Donna from MD

One Response

  1. Charlotte Says:


    What a beautiful tribute to your beloved Roxanne! I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you. Golden retrievers are such gracious dogs and seem to smile all the time.

    I lost my Hannah (black cocker spaniel) in May 2005. She was my baby for 14.5 years. We had to put her down and I am still not over it.

    Maybe someday we will get a rescue dog like Sprite but for now it is just too painful.

    Thank you for sharing your story.