Friday, July 25, 2008

It is a sad day..........

Today in my mail came some very sad news.......one of my furry babies on this earth has passed! Let me explain a little to those of you who don't understand the whole furry babies thing. To me each and every animal that comes into my life and that I have been blessed enough to raise and love are my furry babies and Roscoe happened to be one of my very special ones!! He came into our lives 11 years ago when we were stationed in St. Joseph Michigan and my hubby was the second in command of the unit there. The station had a crew that was longing for a puppy mascot to call their own at the unit and was lucky enough to be blessed with a chocolate lab puppy with the biggest paws I had ever seen that summer of 1997! He was so gorgeous and the crew went to task coming up with a name for this gorgeous baby boy! They voted on a name and the winner was Rescue Roscoe!! He was so young at only 5 weeks. He didn't have a clue about life as a station mascot let alone life as a dog! I was the Ombudsman at the time and was known as Mom to all of the crew so it was no shock to find out I was the new Mom of a baby chocolate lab!! Lol!! I spent alot of time down at the station helping them to care for and raise this precosious little fellow. He was loved so much by the crew and spoiled rotten. They bought him many toys that he had no clue what to do with. I explained to the crew that sweet little Roscoe was taken from his family way too soon for him to have learned what being a doggy is all about and that he would need lots of time spent with him learning what doggies do! I took our furry baby Taboo down to see Roscoe alot and I also spent alot of time rolling around on the floor with the little fur ball teaching him puppy play! It is definitely a fond memory and one I will never forget! Everytime we went to visit my family in Michigan we always stopped by and saw my baby and he always remembered his "Mom"! He gave so much unconditional love and always made everyone feel loved that came into his AOR (military code for Area Of Responsibility)!! He was one very special dog!! Here is the newspaper article that a good friend of mine was kind enough to send me because she knew how much I loved Roscoe: Rest in Peace my Baby and know that Mommy loves you!!

2 comments:

Marci Knecht said...

This is so sad :( He must have been a wonderful dog to be so loved by so many people. I'm sure that they'll all miss him. It looks like he had a very full and happy life, which is really all you can ask for. {HUGS}

Valerie Chmielak said...

I'm SOOO sorry to hear that Tracy! That news article was SOOO touching it brought tears to my eyes.

{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}