This particular blog is not an easy one to write. A few days have passed and I’m still struggling to believe that our Rosie is not with us anymore 😢.
For those of you who don’t know who Rosie was, she was my Welsh Terrier and the face of Vita Canis from day one. Not only because she had an undeniably cute face and clever expression. But also because she was always keen on taking an excellent photo. What a star our Rosie was! She always knew how to pose and was always keen to participate. She’d stand on her eyelashes for a treat if I asked her to 😂.
I got Rosie from John’s mom when she was 2 years old. I needed a hand-stripped dog for grooming competitions and she stole my heart from day dot. She was easy going, easy to train (not a typical Welsh). Always friendly with other dogs that we met on our walks (not like some of my other terriers). The only dog she didn’t like was my Kerry Blue Terrier Kimi, which was always a mystery to us. They’d lived together happily for 7 years and then one day they decided to kill each other! Hopefully, they’re friends now 🤗.
Rosie was a wonderful companion, a wonderful mum to her puppies. And a wonderful foster mum to other puppies that required extra care. She was also a greedy chop that would eat anything, anytime, no matter the amount. Once I had to pull her out of a bag of dry food where all that you could see of her was her back legs sticking out! She’d also happily eat half a box of Thornton’s chocolate, a tub of butter, cheese, ham and nuts… Which would all be stolen from the fridge or bags of course. This cheeky little persona was also evident when she would shout at us if we didn’t listen!
One of my fondest memories of Rosie is when she hid in my suitcase while we were packing for our first holiday abroad. And also not forgetting the time she pooped in my mom’s suitcase! (I think my mom upset her somehow😂).
Rosie, you were my helper and best buddy at many trade shows. As well as the best demo dog I ever had… you didn’t move a muscle on the table… You were loved by all my students because you made them feel at ease. And you were so incredibly special to me that it’s hard to find the words to describe the love I have for you.
RIP Rosie ❤️ 🌈 ❤️