Rosie—garden companion, protector of birds, chaser of stray cats, and member of our family passed away today. She showed up at our doorsteps 14 years ago, a dirty puppy, full of ticks and proceeded to choose us for her family. We had a bumpy ride during the puppy years, especially when her Australian Cattle Dog genes would surface and she would attempt to herd our family like cattle. The ride became a long journey of love and appreciation; she became the perfect dog for our family.
Rosie was a fixture at the DragonFly Garden from the very beginning of this adventure. She took her duties of “Guardian of the Garden” seriously, never allowing stray cats in, protecting all the birds that came to our feeders. She never caused any damage to the plants and was always by my side as I tended them. I will miss you, Boo; may you find plenty of cows in Heaven’s Garden to herd!