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
190 Responses Jun 21, 2010

I'm truly sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a best friend and just the same I know no amount of condolences makes the pain go away. The memories you have will be what ultimately heals the pain your feeling now.

I am so so sorry for your loss of your beloved friend and pet. <br />
I recently, just on the 13th, had to have my beloved dog put to sleep. He ws 14 years old and the arthritis was really tearing him up. Bless his heart. He just wasn't himself the last few days. I held onto him as long as I could, but for about the last 6 months I knew I would have to make the decision very soon. <br />
I am so heartbroken and miss him so much. He was so sweet. I had him cremated and have the ashes back now, and they sent them to me in a beautiful little wooden box with the Rainbow Bridge Poem. If there is a God in heaven I know one day He will allow me to be with my beloved pets again.

I'm so sorry for the terrible loss of your best friend and companion, your beloved Roxie. =''(

Oh I'm so sorry for your loss.I had a friend like yours growing up.My bull terrier Trump went everywhere with me,he protected him,played with me.When he died we buried him in the garden.He's still there.Its been over 30 years but I still cherish the memories.You will too.Cuddle your cat she sounds pretty sad to have lost her buddy.Good luck and a big hug.

soo sorry to hear about your best friend... i could imagine how you felt right now... i am so sad about knowing thins... but please don't lose hope... and be happy wherever she is right now.. i am so sure she's happy dog now... move on! and cheer up... life must go on... <br />
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so smile now :-)<br />
she'll be happy and peaceful if she seen you happy too..<br />
there will be tomorrow...

Roxie is a wonderful dog. My Mollydog was hit by a car. Like you, I was home when the tragedy occurred. Maybe Roxie and Molly are playing together now. Your pain touched that special nerve in my heart. Thank you for sharing.

When I first read your story i felt so sad so sorry for your lost. I have a wonderful dog which is part of my family forever, for eternity. I can't imagine my beloved dog leaving me. And writing this comment made me cry on my dogs head. Thank you for sharing ;(

I'm really sorry.. :/ I know that words doesn't mean anythin when you loose someone,but hah..Jus wanted to say that cause your story made me think about my doggie death again..just remembered everything..:/ miss her.<br />
And R.I.P Roxie.

Literally sitting at my desk here crying. Love your collection of pictures. I've had my dog Bush for something like 11 of her 13 years, and I don't have nearly that many pictures. Time to go home and take some. She was hit by a car two years ago, but survived. My heart goes out to you.

You have so may beautiful photos of Roxie - I'm sorry for your loss! She had a good life because you loved her so much! Judy

This is really sad and I am insanely sorry for your loss. Once I got down to the pictures I just started to cry and I still have some tears writing this. I could imagine the pain you are going through, when I was younger I had to give my dog away and I just could not stop crying, it was the worst pain ever. Dogs can make you the happiest person ever, and remember one day you will see your dog again, thank you for sharing this story.

I am so sorry for your loss; you have my hearfelt condolences!<br />
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She sounds like she was a wonderful, sweet, loving dog!

wow what a special kind of dog and owner i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. at least you spent such good memories and have pictures to share i hope you can just remember the good times..

This was absolutely heartbreaking! :(<br />
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I am so sorry for your loss! It's so hard to lose a member of the family so tragically...<br />
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It sure looks like you have some great memories with your little girl though! As long as you have those, you'll always have her!

You make me cry...My sister lost her puppy. She was completely torn up and thought that she didn't want another one. It was actually hard for her to function at work. But she finally got one and it helped by distracting her. She said she would never love it the same but eventually if filled the void and she loves it differently, and perhaps equally. You need something to fill the void, believe me, it will help. <br />
Prayers for you tonight.

I'm in tears!<br />
I haven't finished reading...I will come back to read to the end...right now I just can't!<br />
I share your pain! I know what it's like to lose a furbaby/best friend!<br />
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I'm so deeply sorry for your loss!<br />

hey im really sorry :'( my cousin just lost her dog too in the same way a few days ago and her name was roxie too.<br />
i hope you feel better!

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of such a precious and loving companion. If the driver of the car that hit Roxie is anything like myself, I'm sure they are equally remorseful for not being able to avoind the impact. I once was traveling down a main street inFL, and a beautiful golden ran from behind the bushes into the street. I tried hard to stop my pickup but the vehicle was too heavy and couldn't stop in time. I stopped immediately hoping I didn't kill her. The master came over and told me that she was dead. I was so sad for him as he told me she got away as they were packing up the car to leave. As I finished expressing my condolences, and walked back to my truck, I saw a little girl run from the house toward the dog. At that moment my heart really sank, and it still makes me wheepy now. My prayers go out to you. I know how much we love our pets and the unconditional love they give us.

This brought tears to my eyes...I can't ever imagine losing my little dog :(. I'm so sorry for your loss man. I'm here if you need someone to talk to bro. :(

aaaw ...poor baby<br />
She was so cute

Oh my god, Roxie was adorable. I feel for you deeply as I have a dog of my own and I have no idea how I'd live without her. I love dogs so much. Your in my thoughts & prayers as well as Roxie is.<br />

I find it so touching to see how much tender care the pet gets and how much the pet brightens life giving unending love to treasure.

Extremely sad story, Kristopher. Hope things have gotten better for you in the past 13-14 months. I cannot imagine losing my dog; she's my family and best friend. Peace

My little Luna died tonight and your words made me cry but they made me feel better too thanks for posting this ;)

I am sorry for you loss! :( My dog is my best friend too. I met him the day he was born and just knew that he was the dog for me. Everyday I would visit him until i was able to take him home. He always wanted to play with me and be with me. To this day he still follows, and he always wants to be by my side. It is truly a special bond that I cannot share with anyone else. About a year ago I moved out of my mom's house (at 18), and I left my dog, my best friend, at my moms. I would take him with me if I could, but I can't. My mom tells me that he sits in the window all day and waits for me to come and visit. I visit frequently and it's always a joy to see him so excited to see me. It's always hard to leave.<br />
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I know that bond. I'm sorry that you lost your best friend!

I am so, so sorry for your loss. Roxie looks like such a lovely dog. I recently lost my dog too, and I know how difficult this can be. I know you will treasure your memories with Roxie. She was lucky to have you while she was here. Again, I am really sorry for your loss.

Really great tribute to a wonderful pet and friend.

This made me cry :'( it made me think of losing my own pet. I'm sorry for your loss <3

I MISS MY DOGGIE TOOOOOOO...... he dissappeared 2 years ago ...... what acute doggie.... sniff

What a powerful eulogy. I am sorry for your loss.

I am honestly so sorry . This story got me teary eyed..I feel ur pain. :b

I am honestly so sorry . This story got me teary eyed..I feel ur pain. :b

I started reading this and I could barely keep back the tears. Then I saw the photos of Roxie and the tears just streamed down. You can tell very easily by the words and photos the love you two shared. I can't help but feel your grief and your pain. I'm so sorry for your loss, and hope you can continue on like Roxie would have wanted.

omg...its so so sorry for ur loss.........((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))

sorry to hear that! She was very cute!..i hope you feel better soon!

Oh dear I am so sorry...I just came across your story as soon as i opened the page here..and had to respond..<br />
I don't know you but I know this I have had to say goodbye to a few of my fuzzy friends...<br />
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I am so sorry for you...its painful.

Sorry to hear about your dog, man. :(

I am so sorry. There is nothing quite so hard as losing a dog. I have lost four in my life and each time I thought there would never be another like them, and i was right. But GET ANOTHER DOG!!!! It seems hard to do and i know you are still raw from the loss, but I encourage you to replace Roxie as quickly as possible. All of us share your sadness.

Sorry for your loss. Just remember, Roxie would want you to be happy. x

was that dog ******** in the sink yuk ... but sorry for ya loss

Roxie was so cute and sounds like the sweetest dog in the world.I'm sorry for your loss. You can be proud that you gave her such a good life, with all the love she needed. I still miss my Laddie. He used to climb under the covers and lick my feet until he fell asleep with his jaw on them. Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo essay. You are very talented. I feel blessed to have seen this.:)

The penultimate image... makes my heart bleed.<br />
Sorry for the loss :(

Roxie looks like the best friend a guy could ask for. She is beautiful and seems like she had a beautiful spirit too. Nothing hurts like losing your best friend, and so suddenly. Know that she is in doggie heaven, with my angel Roo who was also taken by a car at the young age of 3. Hang in there, and hang onto all the beautiful memories you had with her.<br />

Iam very sorry for ur lose I hope ur doing much better now nd that time has helped u heal wish u the best

This made me cry so hard :( So sorry

So sorry for your loss of a family member.<br />

this is so sad it brought me to tears! ur dog was so cute. i had a 13 year old dog. the best dog ive ever had! we had to put her down this past summer bez she had lung cancer

I am so sorry for the loss of your best, and devoted friend! I can feel your pain. <br />
We have two wonderful dogs, so I know the bond that forms. Nothing, or nobody<br />
can break it. Know you will be with her again one day. In the mean time Roxie, is <br />
in peace and playing with other dogs, having a wonderful time in Doggy Heaven.<br />
This was great of you to share her with us on EP. Thank you very much!!

so very sorry!

I am sorry to hear of your beloved Roxie. My heart goes out to you.

I'm so sorry that you have lost your beloved pet, your friend. If only every owner had at least half the heart you do, there's be a lot of very happy pets out there. I wish you swift healing from your grief.

Omg. Reading this made me bawl my eyes out. I'm so sorry for your loss. That must've been a horrible thing to not have your doggy next to you anymore.. T_T

I'm very sorry, that's really sad. My cat that I had for 19 years died last spring and I still miss her little face in the window whenever I came home. It gets easier but you will probably always miss your cute little dog.

OMG i actually felt like crying, im so sorry for ur loss :( wow i actually have a tiny bit of tears in my eyes, roxie was SOOOO cute she will have fun in doggie heaven ^_^

I'm so sorry for you! Roxie is fine and waiting happily. To have known and appreciated such love is a gift you were given. <br />
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Be patient with your grief. <br />
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When the time is right, love another honor of Roxie.

I'm sorry for your loss, Kristofer! It's tough losing a pet. Roxie sounded like a great dog..and a beautiful and loyal companion. Thanks for a moving story. I can identify with losing a pet and how it feels, because my 20 year old pet Noble Macaw, McGee, passed away a year ago last February, due to unknown causes. Although I've now got a beautiful female Congo African Grey Parrot named Aziza who talks and whistles up a storm, evokes lots of laughter and is delightful all around, the memories of McGee are still somewhat fresh.

I'm so sorry, I love dogs

Awwwe! I had A dog that looked just like her,except he was A boy. I recently lost A pet cat with similer attributes to your beloved little dog. Her name was Molly. I still feel so guilty for letting her out the night she was killed by A pack of wild dogs. I can't blame the dogs either of course,but I share some partial responsibilities with the humans who have allowed them to get this way. Your story was beautiful,and I wish you the best of the best. Anyone who can love A dog that way has got my vote. Peace.

I'm so sorry. (((Hugs)))

I am so sorry to read your story, I lost my dog 4 years ago and I still miss him every single day. x

That was so sad, such a heartbreaking story, it sounds like she was so lucky. It makes it even sadder to think how some just throw such loyal friends aside like this. My only hope is that you will offer this chance to one who has been abandoned. I have thought of this too when my old Balto is gone, going to the pound and asking to adopt one that is about to be put down because no one will take them. It won't bring our friends back, but it will save one from dying alone and unloved

My present dog I got when they were about 10 years old. The rescue place said it was 8 years old and had wanted a home for two years. It is now 19 years old.You can never replace your dog.I suggest you go to a rescue centre for dogs. See if one attracts you. you dont have to get one. However Dont shut out the possibility. Your dog loves you greatly and wants you to be happy. What would your dog want for you ?? ask yourself that important question

Your loss has brought tiers to my eyes..Thank you so much for shareing the love and life<br />
you and Roxie shared..What a beautiful being she was..Bless you both.<br />

I love my pets Cleo a Yellow lab, and Stevie, a grey hound. That's why I keep them on a leash! I'm sorry for your loss... But...!!!! isn't it obvious?!

I am so terribly sorry...<br />
It's devasting and so hard loosing your fur baby anytime but, especially around the holidays.<br />
It's a thousand times worse, my heart beaks for you and your other sweet pets. Roxie was beautiful, precious and so sweet looking. I am so terribly sorry. This makes my heart, hurt and break for you.<br />
please, know I care and you have so many who care on here and here for you.<br />
((((((((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))) cryingbrrook.

I see your post is older. When I saw your post I almost threw up; I lost my dog Roxie two and half years ago. I still see her in my dreams and when I wake up I feel broken and lost. I am 44 years old; not a silly woman, not a weak woman, maybe even a little hard, but my God,, how I still need her so. She was the reason I was not a single parent, she guarded, gave me her opinion on people and protected my daughter with a full deep devotional love. I need her so.

Hugs. Sob. Just brought back all the grief from when Topper died of old age. Had other dogs since, but there was only one Topper. She would hate to know I still haven't gotten over her death 12years later. Hang in there. You were so lucky, like me, to have had that experience of intelligent enthusiastic unconditional love. So many people never get to feel it. And I now know it can probably never be replicated.

oh, i'm so sorry for you!!!:'(

rip roxie :'( my deepest condolence .<br />
i know how it felt like. i lost my Bruno last year and i was not around when he was gone. I cried a lot when i saw he was already dead. He is the best dog ever, i love him my all my heart

So sweet. Stay strong xxx

sorry to hear ur loss..<br /><br />
Be strong..

Terribly sorry for your loss. Pets are wonderful and so lovingly devoted. It shows that you two were inseparable. Hope shes loving all the hydrants in the sky. Cheers man.

i am so very sorry for such a loss. tht dog wasthe cutest dog ever. i appreciated those words. hang in there darlin

I love Roxie just by hearing about her! It hurts me that you've lost such a wonderful pet before it was time for her to go. Strength and Love.

Losing a pet is one of the hardest things. <br />
I'm so sorry. And R.I.P Roxie...<br />
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:( <br />
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Ps. She was so freaking cute.

If I may make an offer. My female dog is having puppies soon we hope and well if you would like I would gladly give you one.... I mean a free pure bred just because I know your pain. If you are up to it or interested let me know and we can work something out ok?

Your love for your dog is amazing. I have 4 of my own, that I love like the were my kids! Keep all the good memories, she will forever be with you!

I'm so sorry to hear about your lost, Roxie had became a part of you and she was a beautiful dog.

I am really so sorry for your loss.<br />
We had to put our Sir Toby down our sausage dog who was like a child, best friend and comforter us. I can't bring myself to get another dog as it won't take the place of little Toby, I called him baby and my husband called him woogy or boy. He use to sleep in our bed with us and I am just not getting over it as the house is so quiet and the chair too big without him in it with me. I think of the times I was irritated with him for barking but he was only protecting me. The last 3 days when I sat all day with him on the couch and my husband slept there with him as his legs gave in and he was incontinent. He looked at us as if to ask what was happening and it broke our hearts the kindst thing to do was put him down so he wouldn't suffer. Goodbye baby rest in peace I love and miss u so much.

I was crying when i read about your little Roxie she was such a cute dog, she brought so much happiness to your life i smiled when i looked at photos you had taken of her as she was a natural in front of the camera her character came through.<br />
Allthough she is no longer with you you will have her forever in your memory animals especially dogs can sometimes feel like a family member, i remember my dog she felt like a little sister to me, she even took some blows on her back when i got attacked and although shes gone i still remember her and it hurts that my mum and dad got her put down when i wasnt present, id have prefered a little funeral with lots of flowers and her to be buried in the garden but it never happened, she wasnt given that respect as they just saw her as "The Dog" full stop. <br />
but id just like to finish by saying sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Roxie and thankyou for sharing this story and

I'm so sorry. I've felt this kind of pain before. But it seems like you and Roxie were both very lucky to have each other in your lives. I'm sure she knew how much she was loved. You wrote a very touching tribute that made me both cry and laugh - my dog also gives the side-eye when the word "bath" is mentioned. Hang in there, man.

I am about to cry. I am so sorry about Roxie. I know how you feel. I lost my chihuahua of 15 years that was like my child. I can't have kids, so it was the most heartbreaking thing in the world for me. I have her tattooed on my leg because I still wanted her with me. I can only tell you that the pain gets better over time, but nothing is as hard as losing a best friend like that. Someone who knows you so well, a friend who listens to you complain and loves you regardless. A pet is a creature that loves you unconditionally and is always by your side. Through the good and the bad, they remain as forever loyal companions. Just know, Roxie is in a better place now. I truly can promise you, the pain eases with time, but you will never forget the memories, or completely forget. How can you!?<br />
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It will be 6 years since my Mona left me on March 11, 2006...and I still cry on that day.<br />
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I sympathize, and send you a great big cyber hug. Many blessings and fair travels.<br />
Love<br />
~Minnie I really am crying my eyes out and my chest is hurting. I do not know you, but I feel your pain in every sentence of this story. My dear friend, I am just so grieved for you. I am thinking about the only pet I have left. She's a lazy lab mix, who I've had for quite some time. She is getting old, her muzzle is grey, I think she has arthritis, and she's just so lethargic. She used to kill squeaky toys, just like your Roxie. I can tell she is not going to be here forever, I am not even sure how much longer. It is pure tragedy that your dog was taken away from you without even a warning. Life is so cruel sometimes. I just hope I can show Midnite how much I truly love her before it's too late for me. I am annoyed by the clawing at the door, and how all she does is eat and sleep...but that's all there is for her to do...I am at school most of the time and my dad works late hours. Bless her heart, I am feeling so guilty and like the worst person in the world. You truly do not know what you have until it's too late. Thank you, dear friend for opening my eyes.

My heart is breaking for you. I had a little bulldog pup named Spike. He ran outside when I opened the front door, straight into the street, and in to the path of an oncoming car. Spike was gone in an instant. I cried and cried, and we'd only had Spike a few days. Losing a pet like this is a shock. I am glad for the memory, and one picture I have of Spike. You enjoyed Roxie, and the pictures show you had tons of love for her. Hold fast the memories!

I don't usually read stories but I somehow got bumped to it when I logged in. That totally sucks especially that you witnessed the dog getting hit. I saw one of the neighborhood cats get ran over and I'm still tramatized by it cuz it was still alive. Horrifying. That dog looks like a Silky Terrier maybe? Looks jst like one me and a g-friend had a long time ago. .

I've got tears in my eyes, too. I miss my pets that I've lost more than believable. Continue what you're doing, by writing this memorial, with pictures... Just like anything, your mind and memory fades. I made a journal about my kitty Gus, hit by a car, at 9 months. Those sweet, tiny details, if you can reread them, bring back the joy, you shared together. Your sweet little dog is free now, and rest easy knowing, that his love was forever!! Tearing up again. It is we, as humans, who have the blessing of sharing our lives with these animals, as short as it can seem, whether its 6 months, or 20 years...they love us completely, and we them, if we let ourselves!

This made me cry, I can't imagine losing my dog...he means everything to me. I'm so sorry for your loss :'(

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is like having a family member die. No words will make you feel any better. Enjoy the memories. He'll always be with you in spirit!

man this story mad me sad.... my condolences dear friend

man this story mad me sad.... my condolences dear friend