Tuesday, April 14, 2015

That's a good dog!

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!


Susan said...

Rusty, I'm so sorry to hear about Rosie. She is a beautiful dog! It's definitely hard to lose a beloved pet. Ours are like family members, too. I'm sure she enjoyed a wonderful life with you and your family. God's peace!

marlo said...

So sorry to hear this

Marlene Plasencia said...

So sorry for your lost Rusty. Praying for you and the family. Have not been by your blog in a long time.

Anonymous said...

The loss of a beloved pet is nearly as hard as that of a "human-kind". Sounds like both your family and Roxie had a blessed 14 years.

klaraau01 said...

So sorry to hear about your loss and thank you for the beautiful pictures and the memories of your beloved Rossie