Mommy and Rosey, 3/11/09
For all of you that knew Rosey, I just wanted to let you know that she passed away on 3/11/09. She took a turn for the worse about 1 1/2 weeks before and rallied after being on IV fluids for a day. I think she was just giving me more time to be able to come to terms with the idea of letting her go. On Tuesday, she took another turn for the worse and on Wednesday I found out how advanced her cancer had become and some other health issues. With the signs that she was giving me, and what the X-rays showed, it was clear that it was time to let her go so she wouldn't suffer. It was incredibly difficult but I knew it was the right thing.
She got to say her goodbyes to Smokey, Grandma, and Granpa, and then her transition was peaceful laying on a blanket outside in the grass on a warm day with me holding her.
Smokey and I are lost without her. From the beginning, Smokey and Rosey were always together. They are litter mates, so they had been together since the womb. Being separated from her is very hard for him. And seeing him laying on their blanket without her is very difficult for me. They were like two halves of a whole... Smokey and Rosey. The two always went together.
She was so strong for such a long time, but when she couldn't fight anymore, I had to be the strong one for her. I consider myself very lucky to have spent almost 14 years with her. She was truly an amazing dog, and a daughter to me. I will cherish my memories with her until the day I die.
We miss her so much.
Jessica and Smokey