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I’m sitting here watching the amazing race with Roxy keeping my feet warm and I’ve decided that I’m not waiting until next Saturday to share our good news. Next Saturday, March 2nd, is Roxy’s 3 YEAR AMPUVERSARY! I’m no great writer. I don’t have magical words that can somehow make you all feel the overwhelming pride I hold for my girl or the immense gratitude I feel every time I think of where she’s been and where she is now.

I drop in every now and then and read some of the stories. Most of the names I don’t know anymore so I know there’s a good chance that someone reading this has no clue who my Roxy girl is. I’ll try to give a quick update. Roxy was a stray that happened to trot through our back yard in May of 2009. I went out to check on her and saw she was in horrible shape-near starving, ate up with bugs, etc. we took her in, nursed her to health, integrated her into our family, and 8 months after her arrival she was diagnosed with a Grade 3 mast cell tumor. The odds were totally against her, but I am so glad we gave her that second chance at life with us. She has rewarded us so greatly with love, loyalty, and humor. This girl is so funny.

Roxy has developed a pretty bad case of arthritis in the last year or so, so I’m always watching her closely to make sure she’s moving alright. At best guess shes around 9 yrs old. You can definitely tell she feels the arthritis at times, but she keeps hopping. She’s so happy and playful. She has a crazy streak that would rival any puppy I’ve ever seen. And she is so demanding, especially when she’s hungry. She knows when it’s dinner time and she does NOT let up the barking and pouncing until she is fed

this community is the ONLY reason we made it to this point. The support and encouragement are things that I hold with me still to this day. Its no joke when i say there isn’t a day that I don’t think of this community and the amazing things that happen here. How could there be? I live with proof of the greatness you find here.

So I was going through some pics to post and they were almost all snuggle pics. So here’s my girl, along with her boxer brother and sister.

This is Roxy's demanding pose

This is Roxy’s demanding pose

Roxy on left, Kali on right

Roxy on left, Kali on right

 

In this shot I was sitting on the love seat and here comes all three dogs to effectively push me off...

In this shot I was sitting on the love seat and here comes all three dogs to effectively push me off…


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4 Comments »

  1. Dakota Dawg Said:

    on February 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm   

    Oh Roxy, I love you and your happy smile! I am so glad you are doing so well. I really am delighted! I hope you have many, many years left to love up on your family. They are so lucky you chose their yard to invade!

    Shari

  2. princess Said:

    on February 25, 2013 at 12:54 am   

    This is so wonderful. 3 years! I’m happy for you and for Roxy. That is quite a demanding pose she has there! Gorgeous.

    Karen and Spirit Magnum

  3. maximutt Said:

    on February 25, 2013 at 10:17 am   

    Roxy, you are such a beautiful girl! Congratulations on 3 years, and here’s to many more!

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