|Roxie at Sandy Hook beach|
A couple of years ago, she developed mast cell tumors on her body. These tumors are pretty common for golden retrievers. In fact, both Pixie and Roxie had these tumors. We changed their diets, added supplements, did reiki healings and they both seemed to be pretty stable for years. Roxie continued to be loving to everyone that came to our house. She loved being in therapy sessions with me. She especially liked the group work since she had more hands to touch her. Inevitably, people would walk away feeling better after they had touched her. She was wonderful.
However, the tumor in her mouth was getting so big that she could no longer chase her favorite tennis balls or even hold the saliva in. She told us that it was time and she wanted to go off into the sunset. She also told us that it would be easy for her and that she would come back in a new and healthy puppy body. So we took her to the vets and she happily walked into the office with her tail wagging. She ended her time on earth with the same confidence and loving nature that she had lived. Yeah Roxie, you are a rock star in my eyes.