Roo, our beloved sheltie, died Saturday, September 11. She has been with our family since she was a puppy. What a wonderful spirit! Her favorite thing was to chase a light beam, whether from a flashlight (which we had to provide every evening around 8:00), the reflection off a watch or yard clippers (pruning roses, she would watch for the reflection on the fence and try to grab it), or the light reflecting through a prism – she would wait for us to spin the prism so she could chase the beam around the room. She also loved to play ball and Frisbee, loved playing with kids and even just a few weeks ago tried to join a group of kids playing football.
We took her on hikes and cross-country ski or snowshoe trips. She liked to be in between us, which meant she sometimes walked on our skis (it’s hard to move without falling over when a dog is on top of the skis). She loved walks through the neighborhood or along the nearby canal. She loved to bark at loud noises – the hairdryer, lawn mower/leaf blower, the vacuum, or her dad’s sneezes. At Christmas, she would get into the spirit helping open presents including her own. Roo had many friends, both people and dogs, and will be sorely missed.
With the help of Home to Heaven, she went peacefully lying on the cool grass, warmed by the sun and surrounded by people who loved her. We are comforted knowing that she isn’t suffering. We are thankful for our almost 15 years with this happy, happy dog.