In Memory of Roddy
I’m very sad to report that my best friend Roddy passed away after battling kidney
disease for several weeks.
Roddy was a silly silly dude who thoroughly enjoyed life and brought me immense
joy and happiness. Losing him was heart-breaking and I will miss him dearly, but
I feel so grateful to have had him in my life. His clowning around and silly antics
made the whole world around him laugh hysterically and he was always ready to
cheer me up when I needed cheering. He had mastered the art of lounging and
made it his mission to help the rest of us chill out with him.
Roddy was a very special little guy with special needs and a big big personality.
He was truly unique and his sense of humor made him friends wherever he went.
He was the most popular dog at the vet’s office. He’d have folks coming to greet
him that even I hadn’t met, but of course Roddy was already best pals with. And
everyone in my building knew exactly who he was – I’m just known as Roddy’s
mom . After he passed, one of his biggest fans noted that he was one in a million.
I really admired his ability to get through the tough times with humor and ease. He
truly never let any of his health problems get him down. He loved making fun out
of the most mundane circumstances, like jumping in a box, nestling into a stack of
discarded packing papers, turning an empty drawer into a bed, or plopping himself
into my half-packed suitcase. Lounging and clowning were his absolute favorite
things, he did them well and often! I will always love him and will never forget the
infinite joy he brought me, he’s with me every day and I know he lives in the hearts
of many others too.