OUR DOG IN A MILLION HAS GONE (10.10.2016)
A devastated Jennifer told us “ Very sadly, our much-loved Roxy, whom we adopted in
2011, went to Rainbow Bridge on Monday 10th October.
She had been suffering from advanced kidney failure and then had a mild stroke that
badly affected the control of her back legs . Over the last couple of days, her kidney
problem accelerated and she went disastrously downhill; she refused to eat or drink
and became progressively weaker. We called the vet who said that she probably had a
couple of days left but they would not be good or pleasant ones for her so we decided to
do the kind thing and she was very gently and peacefully put to sleep at home with her
head in my lap.
Roxy was a dog in a million and we loved her from the first moment that we saw her.
We are so grateful to IRR for letting us have her and we miss her dreadfully."
ROXY WENT TO HER FOREVER HOME DECEMBER 2011
8 yr old Roxy who adores children was surrendered into Wexford Pound because she
wanders on to the road.
FOSTERER'S INITIAL REPORT
Roxy is being fostered in Warwickshire by Helen and John. She is settling in very slowly, each day she is spending less time hiding under our table and is allowing us to show her affection now. She is now happy to sleep in her basket at night rather than on the floor.
She gets on very well with our two girls and also with Buster. She is very nervous when we are out walking and meet other dogs but she walks on the lead like an angel.
She is very fond of the children, but has taken a real shine to Jon. When he stops stroking her she growls and barks and pulls some very strange faces. At first Jon was a little unsure in case it was aggression, but it clearly is Roxy's way of speaking and liking the fuss.
She is eating well and we are giving her a healthy diet as she is a little overweight. She has had no accidents in the house.
She has allowed me to groom her and each day I have been able to take more and more knots and tangles out of her coat.
DEC 2011 - ROXY HAS NOW GONE TO HER FOREVER HOME
AUGUST 2012: UPDATE FROM ROXY’S FOREVER HOME
Roxy has been with us for 8 months now and we could not have wished for a more affectionate, gentle and loving companion. She settled in extremely well from the first night and has grown in confidence by the day - she now has the entire household arranged entirely to her satisfaction!
She had a bit of a difficult start as, less than 2 months after she arrived, she snapped her rear cruciate ligament; however, after an operation, physiotherapy and lots of hydrotherapy, she is now back to her old self and bouncing around.
We still have a small, occasional problem with recall; mostly she is excellent unless the menu offers the prospect of paddling in the stream and river or chasing rabbits! She rarely lets us out of her sight though, walks very well on the lead and will always wait for us when she is off.
We've found out a lot about her likes and dislikes! Unlike our previous Golden Retrievers, she is not food-orientated and is an extremely delicate eater, except where dog chocolate buttons are concerned. She loves going out in the car, adores water and her favourite pastime is putting her head and upper body under water and retrieving large stones - we will soon be able to build a drystone wall!!
She is very friendly with other dogs and adores fuss and people! As the pictures show, she has made herself very much at home and we are so happy to have her!