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Goodbye Roxie :( I Bet Frisbee Heaven Is Awesome.

yesterday afternoon our Roxie was hit by a car. I screamed for her to stop but she didnt make it. She was the best dog ever. I miss her so much already. I never thought losing my best friend would come so soon. It hurts so much.

She always brought me the frisbee along with kisses and a smile. And would be more excited than the last time, every instance I came home.

our cat hobs was/is nervous. she wanders around meowing.

Its the quietest morning ever. I'd give anything to hear roxies little claws on the hardwood floor. It was something that annoyed me so much because it meant she needed to go outside.

I just wish I would have known that yesterday was it. I would have spent extra special time with her. We played a little yesterday morning on the bed. rolling around and just playing. She loved it so much. She never would bite.

I would run out of the room and kneel on the ground with my face really close to the carpet. Roxie would get her tummy really close to the carpet and slink as fast as she could like that right to me. She'd get right under my face as fast as she could on her back. Then we'd run around the house till I was out of breath. I'd hide under the blankets, or in the closet. She always found me eventually. She was sooooo excited when she found me.

She wasn't the most amazing catch at frisbee, but she did catch it sometimes. Everytime I got so excited. It was the best to watch her pick up the frisbee upside down. It would flip up over her eyes and she would have to run sideways to come to me. I dont think she wanted to set it down for fear it would get away before she could get it to me.

I didnt even have to tell her to "drop it" when she brought stuff to me. She would just lovingly put it in my lap. or throw it to me the best way she could.

her "ready" stance was amazing. If I told her to sit before I threw the ball she would just lower her butt a little bit in a total fake sit. her ears would go up and she would get this fiery intense "dont worry dad, I got this...just throw it" look on her face. And of course, she would bring it back...every time. Every time. although she definitely would stop to "kill it" on her way. I threw the frisbee alone yesterday without her. Crushed me.

Roxie was far more than a pet to me. She was my family. Simply ingrained in our every day lives, and so much a part of daily life and routine, that the house seems intensely vacant without her.

I miss her claws on the floor.
I miss her coming when I call.
I miss going OM NOM NOM NOM to her, as permission for her to give me kisses.
I miss playing frisbee with her.
I miss how she would throw the ball to herself when I didn't feel like playing anymore.
I miss having someone unequivocally in love with me.
I miss her loyalty.
I miss her selflessness.
I miss how she would lay on my feet when I was at my desk.
I miss how she would sulk and look at me out of the corner of my eye when I asked if she wanted a bath or not.
I miss how she would pick up her can of food and go hide it under my desk.
I miss how every squeaker in a toy was a #1 priority to kill.
I miss how once the squeaker was dead, the ball made this odd sound. I miss that sound so much
I miss my reading buddy. She would always lay on my book and stare at me. I would read as much as I could on the page I was on, and move her head. she'd be back there momentarily, seeking affection.

I miss taking roxie for rides. I dont think she liked anything more...

I miss my garage buddy.

I miss how when I would get home, she'd jump up to chest level and I would catch her. She'd kiss me, then struggle like crazy to get away to go do the same thing to Jes. Then, she'd jump in my arms again, until she didn't have any energy anymore.
I miss being away from home, with no desire greater than to get home and see Roxie, knowing how excited she would be. Driving through wisconsin knowing that when I got home, I would get to play frisbee with my dog.

Dogs are amazing. She loved me without motive. During the brief time she was here, she made me incredibly happy. I will miss her so much. I suppose when you love something so much, when that something is gone, it just hurts all the more. She is one of the best things to ever happen to me. I am still incredibly crushed with grief.

roxie and franky were best buds...

she tolerated haircuts, but hated baths.

she killed the octopus in like 45 minutes.



Kristopher820 Kristopher820 26-30 197 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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I'm so sorry for your loss. My dog, Diego, died a month ago and I still can't stand it. He was like a child to smart, so loving, and so perfect. It was so much harder because it was so sudden and he was so young. The only thing that helps me through it is the thought that one day I will be able to see him again.

My dog, Max was hit too! Just a few weeks ago. I know your pain and I am so sorry. He was my dog but loved all! However, he was my shadow. LOL! He went with me every where and always slept on my side of the bed...not unless the hubby took him but Max never went without a protest. LOL! He can never be replaced! There is such a whole in my heart from his passing...such a void! I still cry!! Our pets are not just pets to us...They are family!! So sorry about your loss!!

Reading your story and looking at the nice pictures of your Roxie made me cry. Our family also had 2 lovely angels. I left my place (India) in 2006 to go to Netherlands. My Mother took both of them to my sisters place in U.S, after a short while, they went to their heavenly abode. I regret so much that I could not see them for such a long time. I think dogs are amazing creatures. My mother daily feeds a few stray dogs in the locality, where we live. I would suggest you to start spending time at the local animal shelter, where you can provide your time, support and love to other cute creatures like Roxie. This would be the best tribute for her.

I totally feel your pain. I read your story and when I got to the part where she used to jump into your arms I started bawling. My dog Lucy passed away in April. She was hit by a car as well. My son who just turned 3 asks for her all the time. It's heartbreaking. One thing that helps is knowing she is in a better place. She visited him 2 days after she died and told him that she is in heaven and she is happy and she doesn't hurt any more. A 2 year old can't make that stuff up.. :)

I know how sad you are. When a dog dies a natural death, one has time to get used to it. Dogs are like people in that they have many of the same diseases, slowly melting away. I grieve for you.
But one thing I would like to say. It is better that you are alive and Roxie dead, because if Roxie had lost you to death, her pain would be deeper. Dogs love more fully than many, perhaps most, humans,
And reading your experience upset me enough that my cat left his nap and came crying to me. He is purring loudly. He only purrs this loud if I have been away over night or when I am upset. not for many months.
You will never forget your friend, but there is one thing that can make the pain recede. Not today, I know, nor next week. Maybe not for months. But eventually, you will find a new companion.

Sorry, I feel your pain.

Your pain is very intense and I sympathize greatly. We have three dogs and we can't bare the thought of any of them passing. The pictures was really what got me so that is why am writing. I'm so sorry for your loss. My suggestion is continue writing and talking about your pain. The more you do the more you can grieve healthily. My deepest condolences.

Sorry for your loss. I truly understand what you are going through.

How tragic!!! :( I have three dogs and I can't bear the thought of losing any of them. I hate losing pets. I feel your pain. Sometimes it's best to get another dog. You won't be replacing Roxie but getting a new companion.
Roxie's cute by the way. Loved all the pics.

A Letter Roxie In Heaven

To my daddy,my best friend.
There are some things I'd like to say.
But first of all, I want to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I was met at the Rainbow Bridge by angels and many new and old friends.
I'm writing this from the Bridge. Here I dwell with God above.
Here there's no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you... in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years,
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night... "My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented... that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along I made somebody smile.
God says: "If you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street with me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind."
"And when it's time for you to go... from that body to be free.
Remember you're not going... you're coming here to me."


<p>I am sorry to hear about your loss. I know how sad I will be when my dogs pass away. I love them. They are my children and bring me lots of joy. </p><p>I had a cat named Puff for 14 years before she passed. She had cancer. When she seemed to be suffering, I took her to the vet to be euthanized. I held her in my arms as she passed away. She is now in a decorative wood box with her photo on it. Her ashes sit beside a lovely card from her vet and her collar. </p><p>You made a great tribute to your buddy. She would be proud. You will always cherish your memories. </p><p>You will find a new "friend" and yes, it will help. You will always remember Roxie with love.</p>

Dont think I'm hard but get another dog quickly, that's the old advice on that one...
I cxan tell you from personal experience never to consider an animal as a person or place them in the same position as a member of the family. Keep some detachment and resist pouring all your emotions on them. Remember dogs live 10 - 12 years, humans maybe 80 years so remember it ' s not human. I thought my kids that idea about pets when they were growing up and so when the pets died, as they invariably did, there was not so much grief and outpouring of anguish. They still loved them as kids do but accepted easier their passing.

Such a beautiful love story!! I have always had dogs and know the pain of losing them. They are amazing creatures. But sometimes, a special one comes along and it sounds like Roxie was very special, and it will take some time but you will feel the pain lessen.

Another thing that struck me is that you seem to be a really good dog person. You know? Some people are just able to connect with dogs more than most, and from your story and photos it makes me think you're one of those special people. Maybe you should consider getting another dog - maybe not right now, but in a few months. I think you will find that, although Roxie will always be special to you, having a new puppy to love will fill some of that grief space.

Only tears for your loss Kristopher, such a sad way to die when she was so full of life still :'( I am so so sorry and I share your pain, we all do. Peace will come in time .... until then please take some comfort in knowing your darling girl is always with you, they never truly die as long as we keep them in our hearts. You will always love and miss her, that sweet darling face and those beautiful Angel kisses <3 Such beautiful photos to remember her but not the same as having and holding her I know only too well :( R.I.P. little Roxie ~ over the rainbow playing in Frisbee Heaven <3 God bless you both ...

My deepest condolences. I'm sorry for your loss, and especially that you had to lose her this way, without even a chance to say goodbye.
But I'm sure that, wherever she is now, she still loves you and watch over you, waiting for one day see you again and playing with the Frisbee together once again.

i am so sorry for you and your family...

Roxie looks like such a wonderful friend. I enjoyed going through the pictures and seeing all the love you gave her through her life. If you have the time, read the book, "A Dog's Purpose". It changed the whole way I thought about losing a dog. It's the most comfort I've ever had trying to cope with losing your best friend.

I just read this today. What a sweet tribute. I do hope you have found peace.

Your story and pictures of Roxie were a beautiful heartfelt tribute. Like so many others, I was moved to tears, and I share your pain .I too lost my precious child about a year ago .When God closes a door He opens a window. Take the time to grieve, but keep your heart opened .Roxie will always be with you, and perhaps she will eventually lead you to a new beginning. Prayer and peace my friend, Floridasweet

RIP Roxie. You were loved, and will be so missed. Hugs for Kristopher. XXX

Heartbreaking story. So sorry you lost your precious girl. I grieve with you. Once you love a pet and have it torn from your life~ no words just tears. Bless you. mini

Such a beautiful girl, man I feel your pain, I'm so sorry for your loss, I too lost my best friend 9yrs ago, twas also sudden, left me in shock for months, and here I am still gutted, I still miss him every day, he was my little man, my tears are flowing here for us both !! I have another dog now, she's a little angel, twas difficult at first and took a long time to adjust. I'm late to your post but I sincerely wish you well, your love is evident, I hope you've since managed to find some peace ~ sleep well Roxie, lost too soon. x <br />
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I Loved You Best-Jim Willis 2002 <br />
<br />
So this is where we part, My Friend, <br />
and you'll run on, around the bend, <br />
gone from sight, but not from mind, <br />
new pleasures there you'll surely find. <br />
I will go on, I'll find the strength, <br />
life measures quality, not its length. <br />
One long embrace before you leave, <br />
share one last look, before I grieve. <br />
There are others, that much is true, <br />
but they be they, and they aren't you. <br />
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought, <br />
will remember well all you've taught. <br />
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed, <br />
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed. <br />
And as you journey to your final rest, <br />
take with you this...I loved you best. <3

My heart goes out to you. I understand The there is a whole in your heart that needs to heal and that can only be done with your memories and time. I lost my parrot "Foster" almost ten yrs ago and tried to replace the pain with another bird. Trust me this did not work. It was way too soon. I will be looseing another best friend in the near future and I don't know how I will go on without my boy Jake! He is a blue Healer Australian Cattle dog and my best mate. My prayers are with you and in time you can give joy to another. Maybe a rescue. One that needs you as much as you need it. Thank God for these precious lives we are blessed with if only for a short time.

I read your story of roxies wonderful life, and then the rainbow bridge story, and i am crying as if she were my dog. I am so so so very sorry for this. I hope the pain lessens for you my friend.

This completely made me cry. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. We have four babies of our own, and they truly are like children. I am grateful for you sharing Roxie with us; and I know she was grateful to have you as a daddy. I wish there was more I could say... Thinking of you.<br />
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Its hard lossing a pet. I still miss the cat i had for sixteen years.

So sorry to hear of your loss. My husband and I lost a little 4 lb Poodle 5 years ago. We loved him more than some of our kids lol. He had a high vocabulary. I know it doesn't seem possible now, but this pain you are feeling will lessen in time. We talk about our little guy every day. Bless you.

So moving. My daughter had a pet rabbit named Marshmellow and when Marshmellow died I cried along with my daughter so I sort of understand. We got another rabbit and I pray you will get another dog.

Incredibly wonderful pictures!

I'm so sorry dog is mans best friend :(