Roxie went to the Bridge

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Roxie went to the Bridge

Post by Estelle » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:39 pm

Hi All,

Sorry to say that Roxie has been having seizures for 3 days. This afternoon things took a turn for the worse where Roxie wasn't able to recover before the next seizure hit. We carried her out to the car and went to the vets. We made the decision to set her free from the seizures.

Estelle and Angel Roxie
Estelle and Roxie
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Post by lovemypups » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:55 pm

I'm so very sorry to hear about Roxie. I know that had to be a very tough decision, but you did what you felt was best and now Roxie is at peace. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Sending hugs to you.
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Post by skrpio » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:59 pm

Oh I am so very sorry to hear about Roxie. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. What a sad way to start the new year off.
This is what happened to my precious KiKi - not being able to get out of one seizure before the next struck.
Roxie is free now to play with all the other epi-dogs at the Rainbow Bridge.
Having been there - you made the only decision that you could.
Estelle - Please keep in touch with us - email me if you do not want to visit the site.
We have all made friends through difficult times and it would be wonderful to keep in touch.
Hugs to you and your family.
In loving memory of my special KiKi Bean
Seizure free forever now
Nov 25th 2002 - Nov 1st 2006
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Post by suejacksoncarr » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:57 am


I am so sorry for your loss. Keep strong and know that you did everything for your beloved Roxie that was possible.

Scholtz - German Shepherd
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Post by Dylans Dad » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:57 am

oh estelle,I am so very sorry. I know telling you you did what was best for Roxie does not help ease the pain.
run free Roxie.
big hugs to you, Estelle
Wags & Slurps
Debby & Dylan
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last 7-18-08
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Post by Mandypop » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:23 am

Dear Estelle
sorry to hear your news - thinking of you at this time.
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

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Last seizure - 17th Nov 2009

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Post by kain » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:50 am

Dear Estelle,

I am so very sorry that another one of the gang had to leave. I was there with Kain recently and I know it is so very hard. Today I dreamt of Kain and he has his special place in my heart forever.
I wish I could say anything that will help you but be assured that Roxie is now playing with Sam, Kain, Smythe,Kiki,Lilly (sorry if I forgot anyone).
My prayers are with you and your family.

Helen (Mom of Kain)
Run free my precious Kain!!

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Post by MK's mom » Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:40 am


It saddens me so much to read of this bit of news. I'm so sorry for your loss. So many of the pups on this board have lost their lives at such young ages, it's just not fair.

3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
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Last seizure 3/24/2014
5 yo Irish Setter boy
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Post by DMH123 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:24 pm

I'm so so very sorry to hear about your loss. Only time and fond memories of your beloved Roxie will heal the pain. May you find comfort knowing Roxie is at peace.

My thoughts and prayers are with you now.
Debbie H with Lilly
Jan 2003-Oct 9, 2006
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Post by DogsRule » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:11 am

So sorry to hear about Roxie.

Just remember that Roxie's time here was made better because of you.
I love my babies
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Post by stella44 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 5:28 pm

I am so sorry estelle. You did the right thing though. I hope I never have to make that decision. Will keep you in my prayers. Take Care
Michelle mamma to
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Sonny-stellas pappa
Gypsie- stellas mamma
Stella- still the baby @ 3yrs


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Post by sammysmom » Mon Jan 08, 2007 4:37 pm

Oh Estelle, I'm sorry to hear of your sad news and the loss of Roxie. It's the hardest decision to make but be at peace knowing that while Roxie was with you you did everything you could with the knowledge you had. And now that she is at the bridge she is pain and seizure free running and playing with all the other dogs who've gone before her.

You are in my thoughts during this difficult time!!

Take care,
R.I.P Samson
April 10, 2003 ~ July 24, 2006

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Post by Finndog » Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:17 pm

very sorry to hear of your loss. You did everything and more and made the right decision although I am sure it was heart breaking. Please remember the good times, the kisses and cute face and all the love that our dogs give so unconditionally.
Finn, Irish setter
First Seizure 2/2/05
Last Seizure, 10/27/06
Lost my boy on 12/10/08

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