Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Vale Roscoe



This is so hard to write.

Over the years my long term readers have come to know my beautiful boy Roscoe.

He came into our lives as a 9 week old pup, our fur baby in January 2004.


Since then he has been my constant companion, always by my side, we have trained together and even drove around Sydney doing Agility training which he still loved to do at our local Off Leash Area


Roscoe was very accustomed to seeing me taking photos for my blog in the backyard for many years and then for some reason at 6 years of age he decided it was time for him to be included where he managed to be in a lot of my photos from then on. 


Our mornings started with the alarm going off and then being bombarded by Roscoe until we got out of bed to go for our morning walk. This was the first part of a morning ritual, breakfast and coffee (frothed milk) with a possible yogurt container to lick and play with were just the mornings. Around 5pm or when we got home another walk and play time was had before dinner and then cuddles until we all went to bed.

He loved catching ball, playing soccer, chasing and catching the Frisbee and of course, a stick was always a great play toy.


One of the treats Roscoe really enjoyed was a trip to the beach playing in the surf and rolling in the sand.

It took days to get all that sand out!
Last Christmas we realised Roscoe had lost a lot of strength in his back legs when he wasn't interested in playing in the surf or even capable of having a good roll in the sand.  He had also developed some breathing difficulties.

Last week it all came to a head, Roscoe struggled to walk even half a block without rushing home very distressed. A trip to the vet confirmed our worst fears and we had to say goodbye.

He will be missed!


25 comments:

Rose said...

I am so sorry. My sincere condolences on your loss.

Rose in SV

Kristy Chan said...

Oh Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about this - Roscoe was such a beautiful dog. I'm sure he will be sadly missed. xx

Becky said...

Always so sad to lose a dog, he will live on in your fond memories and pictures.

Tanya said...

I am so sorry for your lost. Your pictures show what a joy he was.

Unknown said...

Hugs to you and much sympathy. We recently had to put down our dog for the same reason. It is so very hard. Our pets enrich our lives in so many ways.

fadanista.com said...

This is the saddest time but he will live on in your memories and has woven himself into the tapestry of your life. Consider the fact that he lived a long and happy life. Thinking of you. We lost our beloved dog nearly three years ago and I still feel her presence around the house

Babsox said...

I once had a dear and very spiritual teacher who said of the departed: "They're not here but they're not far."
Still it's sad but Roscoe was obviously very loved and had a great life and loved you in return.
My sympathy to you.

Therese said...

Hi Sharon,
so sorry to learn that you have lost your beloved four legged companion. I have lost several of my cats and it is always so sad. Big hug!
Therese

Dilliander said...

Hi Sharon, what lovely photos and memories of Roscoe, he was such a fun, loving, loyal companion and had such a great life with you & M. Hugs to you both.

Judie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a treasured pet is always hard. Take care of yourself.

Chris said...

I am so sorry.

Brenda said...

There really aren't words for this, are there? I'm so sorry.

elleR said...

He was always a beautiful dog. Will be missed by all of us.

Carolyn said...

Oh, Sharon... I'm so sorry; it's always been such a joy to see Roscoe in your pictures... he was a beautiful, very loved boy. I'm sending you lots of hugs, darling; I know how awful this is. It's been months since we lost our own lovely girl and I still cry sometimes.

Anne in Melbourne said...

I am so sorry. He was a beautiful boy and lucky boy to have such a loving home.

sewTreefrog said...

Hi Sharon. So sorry to hear about Roscoe. He was a wonderful dog - sounds similar in nature to my own. Sounds silly, but I'm a little teary writing this. It is so hard when we lose our 'shadow'. Sending you a big hug

Sew, Jean Margaret said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. May your happy memories sustain you through this difficult time.

Cindy said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a beloved pet is so hard. Healing takes time......hugs

AllisonC said...

I'm so sorry Sharon, it is so hard losing a pet, they are members of the family and no doubt home is going to feel a bit empty for a while. He had a great life by the looks of things and you have many lovely photos and memories of him. xx

Glenda said...

Oh Sharon, how sad. He was very lucky to have such wonderful human companions. You are in my thoughts.

ACraftyScrivener said...

What a beautiful obituary, I am so sorry for your loss

Valerie said...

Sharon I'm so sorry, its always hard to lose a special pet. Hugs to you..

Lightning McStitch said...

That was a beautiful eulogy for a special dog. I'm sorry for your loss.

BeaJay said...

Sharon - I am so sorry. I am just catching up on some blog reading. I am very very sorry to hear that Rosco has gone. I know how much a part of your life he was. So much so that I am shedding a tear now for him. We all got to know him through your blog. My heart goes out to you.

kaka small said...

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