Norma and her constant companion, Roxie.

Pictured here is my mother Norma with her bests friend Roxie. She rescued her from a local shelter in 2005. One of the most difficult parts of saying goodbye to my mother in 2016 was watching Roxie and how she reacted to her owner’s passing.  Roxie is now the house dog at Dream Catcher Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZ. I still get photos of her after her grooming and it does my heart good to know that she is a comfort to others. Gaile Dixon (owner of Dream Catcher) tells me she still waits for mom to walk through the door. This article came too late for me. I wish we would have given her the chance to be a part of the burial service.

Grief is a human emotion, but it can also be a canine one too. Sadie, a 13-year-old Border collie/Dalmatian/shepherd mix, recently lost her owner and loyal companion, Andy Beaulieu, to a sudden heart attack, reports The dog, who Beaulieu had raised from a puppy, started showing signs of grief seconds after her best friend died. “She was putting her head on his hand and tried to nuzzle him,” Jeremy May, President of Elements Cremation, Pre Planning and Burial of Langley, British Read the full story


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