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I hate coming in here to write this post, because it's too sad and feels like the end of an era. 

Yesterday we said goodbye to Rosco.  Rosco who was the doodle inspiration behind DK. 

Rosco, *my* first dog.  

I don't really want to write a long memoir.  His story is interspersed all over DK.  

This was a short walk we took over Christmas break.  He didn't have much energy, but he seemed to be up a lot at night, and this was my attempt to get him "tired enough."  




When my youngest was a baby, I took photos of him with Rosco, month-by-month.  

We did that again on Rosco's last day.

One of my favorite photos of him is of the day I picked him up at the breeder's... Giant pup with the face of Andy Rooney.  He was mellow as can be, but turned into Jaws at random hours of the day.  Wasn't fully potty trained (i.e. had accidents) until he was nearly a year and even then you couldn't leave him too long ... for years!  I'm convinced his bladder was the size of a grape for years.

Rest in peace, my sweet boy.  You were a GOOD dog.

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I haven't checked in for a while, and saw this today when I was checking in on Karen's food group for our new puppy.  I want to say how very sorry I am Adina!  His inspiration to you for this group brought a whole lot of people together from around the country and made some of us the best of friends, what a special legacy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I do understand your pain, I lost Buddy this last September, best friend I've ever had...

No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.

I didn't realize how long it had been since I checked in here on Doodlekisses. Adina & family -- hearts out to you. In April 2017 when my family lost our 13 year old golden retriever, it was so devastating. Truffle has brought us back some, but those dear ones will always be in our hearts and a piece of our lives ...

I am one of those that often thinks about the "sequence of life" and how just one little change in that would have such an impact.  If you had never gotten Rosco, I cannot even imagine what my life would be like today.  Because you got your first dog, these last almost 11 years with my girls would have been so different.  I learned so much from Rosco and this site and have so many new friends, all because of Rosco (and you of course).  My heart breaks for you and your family.  RIP big guy, run free and tell Sophie hello when you see her.  The Doodle Romp at the Bridge just continues to get bigger and bigger!  Hugs to you all.

We'll all remember Roscoe.   What a sweet tribute to a good boy.   I'm so sorry Adina and family.

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss and so grateful to Rosco inspiring you to start this page.   I have met some of my dearest friends on here and have learned so much.  I remember the early days with Jack and thinking every little thing was such a big deal.  I was so grateful for the people who were kind and helped me.  I owe a lot to that sweet Rosco of yours.  He was so beautiful.  I hope your heart heals as you remember all the wonderful memories.

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