More sad news… Roddy was adopted in 2021 at 12 years old and tragically has passed away after only 2 years with his loving family.
His mom Melissa said, “After a 6-month bout with congestive heart failure and a degenerative disk in his back, Roddy passed over the rainbow bridge on Thursday April 20th. His original family and I are absolutely heartbroken. I have loved every second of my 2 years with Roddy. He was 14 when he passed, and he made the most of every day of his life. He was such a fun loving, puppy-like, friendly, goofy and cuddly dog. He was my shadow and the perfect dog to join Bella and me. I feel fortunate to have been chosen by his parents to be the one that got to see him through his twilight years.
He came into my life shortly after we lost Livie, and he filled that ache and then some! He frequently woke me up early because he had serious FOMO about life and the day itself. He loved fresh oatmeal, sweet potatoes, chasing his ball, carrying his treasured toys on his walks, chasing lizards and frogs and just being by my side. Always. He had the greatest personality and somehow won over my very stubborn GSP rescue, Bella. In the end, they were buds and she’s as lost as I am without him. I’ve never known a better dog and I wish everyone had gotten the chance to spend even just one minute with Roddy.
My heart is broken but I’m not sorry because I will always treasure the time I got to spend as Roddy Bud’s mom. I envision him chasing balls, squirrels, and lizards in heaven with his former siblings, Britt, and Livie.
The life of a senior foster fail mom is so rewarding but so so tough when we are finally forced to say goodbye. Fly high Roddy. You were so incredibly special to me. Thank you for bringing me everything I didn’t know I needed.”
“Life is full of surprises, and one of them is finding the one for you in the most unexpected manner.” Unknown