With great sadness, we report that our beloved Sheltie, Roxie, crossed the "Rainbow Bridge" last week. She died peacefully at the vet's office after a six-month battle with congestive heart failure. Roxie had just reached her thirteenth birthday four days prior and we were blessed to have her in our lives for nearly three years.
In 2005, Ed had decided that our first Sheltie, Duncan, needed a sister. I found this picture on the web site for New England Sheltie Rescue. We fell in love with that adorable face!
Lisa, Roxie's foster mom with Peppertree Rescue in Albany, NY, brought Roxie to meet us and Duncan. After a two-week trial period, Roxie officially became ours. She was ten years old at the time. Her matted fur had been shaved by Peppertree.
It took several months for Roxie to really blossom and become a real dog again. With love and patience and some help from Duncan, she learned to enjoy walks in the woods, the joy of chasing a stick, and bonding with the "pack." She's on the right in this photo. Look how happy she is with her "daddy" and Duncan on Driftwood Beach at Jekyll Island.
Roxie especially enjoyed living at Cha-Wi-Ma, our summer campground in CT. She could spend an hour circling the woodpile playing hide-and-seek with the chipmunks. We had hoped to give her one more spring season there but it was not to be. And we will especially miss her terribly when we get back there next month. But we will always treasure her memory.
Roxie Lee Pronovost - March 1, 1995 - March 5, 2008