Our little Roo
Born in 2000, Roo along with her sister Belle came to live with Peter and I while we were still living in Birmingham in August 2005. In that time Roo has given us so much pleasure and has been a joy to have with us. She soon adapted to her new home and again in June 2006 when we moved to Chorley in Lancashire. She loved to chase the birds in the garden, it was hers and she was not going to make it easy for them to feed in her garden! Belle and Roo had never seen a frog before until we came to Chorley when they saw their first one at our front door one evening - the look of bewilderment on Roo's face was a picture in itself. The same when she had her first encounter with a Hedgehog - I am not sure who was more afraid of who, but the frog was definitely a regular visitor to the garden and would often surprise them as they came out the front door and the frog would be just sitting there as if to greet both dogs! Although we had no idea of Roo's health more recently, she was a brave little fighter and kept going regardless. We noticed a sudden deterioration in her health and on taking her to the vets, it was found after a couple of days she was in need of an operation. All arrangements were made to prepare her for this operation and on the day of the op she was deteriorating further and it was discovered she had a cancerous tumor on the pancreas. Once we knew this and that she was unlikely to survive the op to have any quality of life, the sad decision was made for her to be put to sleep. It was a sad day, but both Peter and I knew it was for the best for Roo. If any amount of money could have saved her to give a quality of life we would have found it, but it was not meant to be. She died peacefully in my arms and with Peter stroking her head on 11 August 2011. Rest in Peace Roo, you have had a good life with us and you will never be forgotten. Her sister Belle is still with us and adjusting to life without Roo and will continue to receive the love and affection she so much needs and deserves from us.