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It's The Soul Afraid Of Dying That Never Learns To Live

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Rose died at 11:30 PM tonight. Her osteo was rapidly worsening, and we're pretty sure she sustained a pathological fracture. Our hearts are broken. So many of us loved Rose, and so many of us worked so very hard to take her from a state of complete abuse and starvation, with no coat, emaciated, and with a rotting mouth, and bring her to where she was today. She did not make the one year anniversary of being rescued, but she came so very close.


Rose had a number of champion points, but was never finished. Her sire, Sonata, was a real stunning dog, and her dam, Magy, had an obedience title. She looks the most like her grand-dam, Ch Greyhaven Dark Victory. Rose's brother is a talented champion, courser, and racer. Rose would have been too, had she been given half the chance by her scumbag former owner. No matter, though- what counts with Rose was her spirit. Rose smiled- with ALL her teeth. She wagged big circles. She was excited to go ANYWHERE!


Rose showed everyone who knew her that life is truly what you make it. She didn't live in the past. She lived for the moment. She was excited and happy at the vet. She slowly sunk into mine and Carol's (BorzoiMom) arms, and her death was beautifully peaceful. Tomorrow we will bury her in her favorite sunning spot.


I love you, my Rose. You taught me so much. You loved with all you had. You laughed. You danced. Oh, Rose, how we loved you... so many hearts are broken tonight. Your breeder, your rescuers, mine, Carol's, and your many fans... sleep softly, sweet Rose. There is no more pain.


Smiling, recently:




At the time of her rescue:






Enjoying her life with us:







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How you loved her. And how she blossomed, like the beautiful Rose she was, safe and happy and surrounded by that love.

I'm so sorry you lost your precious Rose.

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What a beautiful smile she had...really hard not to smile back at that picture of her.


So sorry she didn't have a longer time with you but she sure made up for the lack of length by the quality of life she did have.

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She had a very good time in her last few months with people who truly cared about her. The entire Borzoi community had their hearts around Rose and she knew it. She will be missed. :(

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I'm so sorry.


Once I had the rarest Rose that ever deigned to bloom.

Cruel winter chilled the bud and stole my flower too soon.

From Love Song for a Vampire by Annie Lennox


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When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues. The work of grief is to reconcile and redeem life to a different love relationship. ~ W Scott Lineberry

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It *is* hard not to smile back at Rose. Beautiful tribute to your beautiful girl, and what a story; lives have been so enriched by this gentle soul. I'm sorry for your loss.


Godspeed dear Rose. :gh_run

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What a beautiful girl she was. I am terribly sorry for your loss as you did so much to give her a life she deserved. She definitely blossomed in your hands.


Run free Rose, run free sweetie... :gh_run

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I am so very sad and sorry that those who loved her could not have more time with beautiful, sweet, smiling Rose. But how wonderful that what turned out to be her last year was such a happy one.


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And kitties C.J., Klara, Bernadette, John-Boy, & Sinbad

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I am sorry. She knew she was loved.


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