Monday, March 8, 2010

A Death in the Family

On Monday February 22 Amaroq passed away at the Breslau Vet clinic after suffering a heart attack. Roq has been in the Family so long that I can't remember a time when we didn't have him. This year Roq was turning 14, which is really old in dog years. As a puppy Roq loved to chew. He would chew up anything that came into his path. He was also very energetic and loved to run around. Most of all, Roq loved the snow, so it seemed kind of fitting when it finally snowed the day he died. During walks in the winter, Roq would jump into snowbanks and bury his nose. During his last year you could tell that he was getting old though. His fur was tangled and he could barely breathe. He seemed like he was in pain, and it was time for him to go. We will all miss him lots, and even in his last days you could tell that Roq was still the puppy we brought home all those years ago.
This post is in memorial of Roq, a great dog and our family. If you have a favourite memory of him please post it in a comment!

1 comment:

  1. I miss Roqie. And how he liked playing at our house in the snow and jumping in the snowbanks where we were building our snowtunnels. I'm glad you got Kaz though. Roq was a great dog cousin.