I lost my baby Roo to Lymphoma Cancer on September 4th, 2009. She was a fighter and fought through a long, hard week of chemotherapy and treatments... but unfortunately the cancer got the best of Roo.
In loving memory of my Roo who I love so much. Roo will be greatly missed and be in my heart forever. Nothing will ever be the same without you Roo. I love you so much!!!!!
Roo... where do you begin to tell a story of the most perfect, smartest and loving dog on the planet? Well, Roo was all of that and more. Roo came into my life in the beginning of 2003, only 9 weeks after she was born. She was a Lab mixed with Sharpei; such an adorable combination with cute wrinkles on her forhead! It was quite a journey being able to get my Roo.
I found her picture online from the St. Francis Society in Tampa, FL and fell in love with her the moment I saw the picture. I immediately called them to find out if Roo was still up for adoption and I was informed she was. I made an appointment to see her the following morning. In the meantime, I printed out her picture, put it up on my refrigerator and wrote "Roo, I love you" before I even knew if I could have her. The next morning, I went to petsmart to find Roo and asked around for the lady I spoke with on the phone the night prior. After 30 minutes of asking around, I finally found someone that told me Roo was already adopted. I was in shock! I called the lady I spoke with immediately and found out that yes, Roo was adopted earlier that morning. I was heartbroken, but never took her picture down from my fridge.
Days later I got a call from the lady again saying Roo was now available. Apparently a family adopted Roo and felt very bad for her because they were working too much to be home with her and brought her back. I later met with her to see Roo and was finally able to take my baby home. It was meant to be! One special thing I'll never forget the lady telling me before I took Roo home was that she was the smartest one of the litter. Of course, I thought she was just trying to sell me on Roo but then she went on to explain. In her house, she had all the puppies caged up with fencing all around them, and no matter which way or how they put it up, Roo was the only one out of the litter that was able to find a way out every single time. I can truly say, Roo really was the smartest dog I have ever seen.