Beautiful on the outside as well as on the inside

Aust Champion Lanaken On The Wild Side
Certified Therapy Dog

Sire: Jackson de la Douce Plaine (Imp Frn) x Dam: Sorbonne V’t Belgisch Schoon (Imp Ndl)

Hips 0.2 Grade 1 * Penn Hip R 0.29 L 0.30 * Elbows 0.0 * Eyes Clear 13/11/2001

29th May 1998 - 29th January 2004


One of, if not THE most lovable, sweetest natured dogs I have ever had the pleasure of sharing my life with.
If humans were even half as good, the world would be a lot different.

Roxie was a beautiful girl with a character to match, she loved to rest her head in my/anyone's lap and be patted. She was the favourite of all our visitors - she loved everyone and was especially gentle with the elderly, people/children in wheelchairs, or with walking frames, autistic children and even my elderly dogs........

Roxie died by my bedside from the effects of snake bite, a week and a half after being bitten (Monday 19th). She tried so very hard to live and stay with me.




Show Results/Critiques

Roxie at the Million Paws Walk May 2002 Roxie at the Million Paws Walk May 2002


She Waits for Me
(Terri Onorato)

Before the dawn of morning
on a hillside soft and green
I see a shadow in the mist
and know she waits for me.

The yellow moon her backdrop,
the stars above her glow,
her eyes illuminate the night
and beckon to my soul.

The softly veiled expanse that lies
between her world and mine
reveals a tiny ray of light
where hope eternal shines.

This tiny light of promise starts
where earth and heaven meet
and in her eyes I see that I
need only to believe.

A gentle breeze is escort to
the early morning dawn
and for the slightest moment then
we breathe the air as one.

A songbird greets the sunlight
rising high above the trees
and as her shadow joins the light
I know she waits for me.
A Brilliant Rainbow
(Terri Onorato)

High on whispered wings I fly,
a brilliant star, I light the sky.

Toward the sun I soar so free,
a brilliant rainbow follows me.

I pulsate through your very soul
and in my paws your heart I hold.

The day will come when you'll fly too,
I'll be here then to welcome you.

Until the time we meet again
I won't journey far my friend.

For in your love I live so free,
a brilliant rainbow guiding me.
The Silhouette
(Terri Onorato)

The silhouette stands boldly
at the end of the hallway
ears erect, eyes like jewels
the tail, it softly sways.

This wouldn't be the first time
I've seen her stand nearby,
her image clear as crystal
from the corner of my eye.

Her visits I don't share with some
who think I've went over and beyond
the grieving time they deem I need,
they say I should move on.

I sometimes pity people who
have never felt just cause
to share the bond between two souls,
one with hands and one with paws.

The silhouette reminds me
what the others say is wrong
for as long as breath goes through me
there exists our mighty bond.

When the Keeper calls me home
and the Bridge gates open wide
our bond will deepen ten fold
as we walk through side by side.

You see, I am the lucky one
as I've been truly blessed
for someday we'll walk together
as eternal silhouettes.

Copyright 1997,1998 by Terri Onorato. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this poem may be distributed or reproduced without expressed written consent of the author.


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