My dear Roxy, you were my best friend, my companion, my furry sidekick who was always at my side. I will never forget the years we shared, all the fun & happiness we had together, how gentle, loving & well behaved you always were. We had many years together, I was 17 years old when I first got you, & having you made me learn how to be more responsible. We would walk for miles, along the river, through big forests, whatever adventure, how ever far, you were happy to go the distance by my side. As I got older, so did you, I had a daughter, whom you loved just as much as you did me, she also grew with you, played with you & loved you dearly. You were 15 years old when you had to leave us, you had started to go grey all round your face and you slowed down. Your memory started going a bit, and your legs started to hurt, but when ever a ball was thrown you would still chase it, even if it took you twice as long as it used to. You were like my child, I loved you with all my heart and without you there is something missing. The house is not the same without you; my life is not the same without you. My Roxy, my baby, my best friend, my family, I miss you more today than I did yesterday and will miss you more tomorrow than I do today, I can’t believe your not here with me anymore, I wish you could have lived for as many years as I will, its not fair that your life span is so much shorter than mine. I hope one day I get to meet you again, get to touch your little black furry face and tickle your belly like I used to. I hope that if there is a place your soul goes when you die, you are in a beautiful place that your so happy at that you wag your tail every five minutes, I hope that there are big fields and forests so you can run in, lots of bones and pigs ears that you can hide, like you used to. I love you so much, and there is a part of me that is missing and will never be complete now you have gone, some people may say its only a dog, its only a animal, well they are wrong, yes you may have been a dog, but you weren’t no animal, you were a little lady and you were part of my family. You were always there every time I would cry and try and lick my face and then sit there with me until I felt better, you have seen me at my worse and my best, I’ve told you things that I haven’t shared with anyone else, and even though you may not understand me, you looked like you did, and would sit there anyhow until I had finished talking. When I was alone, you were my companion, you made me feel safe, we would share Cornish pasties together and tins of cream rice. We would walk for miles along the river lee and we would explore the different nature walks together. You made me laugh, you made me smile, you made me grow up, you made my life a happy one with just being there, my first child I call you, with you I had to learn how to look after someone other than myself, I was only 17yrs old, just a child myself at the time so responsibility was something I was lacking before you arrived. You were my little Roxy girl, and you always will be.