Rowdy Girl


On Monday morning my Aunt & Uncle made the decision to say goodbye to our Rowdy.

I know it was one of the hardest and easiest decisions.
We love our dogs as much as we love each other so there is no way we want our furry family to suffer.
Rowdy was old for a big dog and her body was failing her.

My Aunt & Uncle rescued Rowdy when she was just a puppy.
I remember her first summer at the lake.
She would run and run and run non-stop and the only way to get her to come inside at night was to corner her at the end of the pier.

She loved to chase seagulls and fetch tennis balls.

Since Rowdy was a rescue we didn't know her birthday so they gave her the same birthday as Ripken, July 1st. This was Cruz's 1st summer celebrating thier birthday.

This past summer birthday pictures.

Rowdy & Ripken

Rowdy was the only dog in the family to really play with Cruz.
Cruz quickly learned the right way to play with old Rowdy and they loved it.
Rowdy would make SO much noise when they played.
Justin and I were talking last night and when they played it really brought the puppy out in Rowdy.

My Favorite picture of Rowdy & Cruz cuddling.

Cruz, Ripken & Bailey will miss the 4th dog in the family.

I am taking Cruz & Ripken over to Aunty Cathy & Uncle Ken's tomorrow so they can have the dogs for the day and I am sure Rip & Cruzie are going to be confused and sad to be there without Rowdy.

Jeff and I no longer have any cousins.
Our family will be missing a member. :(

But now our Rowdy girl is out there chasing seagulls and tennis balls without any pain.
We already miss you Rowdy girl. xoxo

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L0veLindsey said...

Omg, this is so sad! I can't handle losing animals. It's the worst!

Leigh said...

Aw sorry to hear about Rowdy. Putting down a dog is never easy!

Carolyn said...

:( My thoughts are with you!!!

Logan said...

Hugs to Uncle Ken and Aunty Cathy!! We will miss her! and to you guys!!!

D @ The best things in life said...

Aw :( thinking of you!

Mrs. Mama said...

aw...this brought tears to my eyes. hope rowdy is enjoying doggy heaven.

amynadeau said...

I'm so sorry to hear Alison. The loss of a pet is so difficult to deal with.
Hopefully Cruz will be a big comfort to you, Justin and the rest of your family.

Rachel and John said...

So sad!!

Cathy & Ken said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful tribute to our baby. Only time will heal our hearts but having so much love around is very comforting

Rachel & James said...

Cathy & Ken, so sorry to hear about Rowdy, what a wonderful dog she was.

krink said...

Rowdy was such a great dog! We will all miss her so much! Please give Ken and Kath a hug from us.

Megan said...

Awwww, so sad!! How great to know that she is happy and pain free now though!!