Thursday, April 8, 2010

Roscoe



Like all good dog people, Paige never, ever lets anyone talk smack about her dog, and get away with it. Especially me.

Seated with Paige is her buddy Roscoe. Roscoe's part this, and part that and all feisty. I'm uncertain he is a dog at all being convinced it's a flying squirrel.

Whatever Roscoe may be, he is certainly loved, and will now be missed.

Roscoe found his eternal reward today after being assaulted by a much larger brute over the weekend. It was unfair fight, sadly witnessed by his nearest and dearest.

Paige darling, I share your sadness, and hope you soon come to learn that good dogs stay forever in our memories. You will have more dogs, but never another Roscoe.

Toad

22 comments:

Jg. for FatScribe said...

that's a hard one, Toad. My best to your adorable Paige (and her adorable Roscoe) as she works through this. my two sons still feel the sadness of their loss of "Kona" who was merely given away to another family.

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh Toad, how horrible for Paige. We recently lost a devoted "friend" and my daughter has had a very hard time with it. I'm so sorry she had to see it. And I hope the brute was appropriately dealt with!

Shelley said...

They are pretty strict over here about vicious dogs. They get the axe after only one or two chances. That must have been truly awful for Paige to witness. I'm very sorry to hear of her devastating experience.

James said...

Poor sweet Paige.

Suburban Princess said...

Oh no that's so awful. I am so sorry Paige has to go through this.

OldSchool said...

Condolences to Paige.

Unfortunately, we are surrounded by brutes and barbarians.

JMW said...

Oh, poor Paige - how horrible! She's in my thoughts. I know what it's like to lose a beloved pet, although not in such a manner. I hope she's doing okay.

Karena said...

Toad I am so sorry to hear this....Paige must be heartbroken!

Karena
Art by Karena

Patsy said...

Oh, that's just terrible. I'm so sorry and sad for Paige.

Main Line Sportsman said...

That is a terrible thing to happen to the young girl and to the dog....whoever owns the attacking dog deserves a damn thrashing ...
Perhaps a stealthily delivered offering of meat (that has been specially "prepared") should be in that dogs future.

David said...

Paige, I'm so sorry. Your grandpa is right, in the end you'll remember the good times most of all.

house things said...

Oh, I'm so sad to read this. How horrible for Paige. And, poor Roscoe.

It's true. Good dogs are always in our hearts.

Again, this is just very sad.

sorrentolens said...

Oh my! I'm a dog lover and a lover of those who love dogs! (and other people too). My heart aches... so sorry.

It helps to buy a slab memorial that can go in a garden as a remembrance. We have one for our cocker spaniel- Toby.

sue in mexico mo said...

What a sweet and tender post. The loss of a pet is so hard and this senseless attack is unforgivable. I hope Paige didn't get injured in the incident. Blessings to all.

Gail, in northern California said...

Oh, Toad...I'm so sorry. Your heart is breaking for your little Paige and there's nothing, absolutely nothing you can do to ease her pain.

SweetTeaandPearls said...

Few things are worse. Just brought back memories of losing my childhood pet and made my eyes well up. Just discovered you're blog and love your posts. Even the sad ones...

LPC said...

Oh, that's so sad. How hard to have a dog die from an attack.

Free Kansas said...

Thank You for all of the sweet thoughts. Paige is doing well. It is her faith in a better place for Roscoe that is helping her the most. He will be very missed, but she has a strong heart, and good friends to help. Thank you again to everone for the thoughts and well wishes. Miss Paige and Mom

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I think my heart just sunk to my ankles. I really find it hard to imagine how hard this was for such a sweet young lady to witness and to her much loved companion. Tell her I'm deeply sorry. hugs x

Lily Lemontree said...

My condolences and thoughts to your sweet Paige. How horrible to witness an attack that vicious on a loved one, my heart goes out to her.

ADG said...

So sorry.

DAG said...

Toad - so sorry for the loss of Roscoe. Pass on my thoughts for peace to Paige.