Our German Shepherd Rosco "Mammys Boy", RIP

by Claire Cooper
(South Wales UK)

My heart is truly broken,
I love you,were the last words spoken,
I could not bear to see you so,
I knew I had to let you go,
The last battle it could not be won,
and now your life on earth is done,
Your memory will never fade,
oh how I wish you could have stayed,
I will keep you safe within my heart,
until from this world I depart,
promise you will wait for me,
until then my boy run fast and free.


My darling boy went to sleep 3/03/11 at home in my arms. He had suffered from hip dysplasia all his life, but managed well on limited exercise and metacam pain relief.

He developed but overcame furunculosis a couple of years ago, but less than 2 weeks ago I noticed a lump on his chest, between his legs, and a biopsy confirmed cancer. A further ultra sound scan revealed that his spleen, liver and lungs were affected, and was told that he had a very short time to live.

The day of his scan he began to cough, it got worse at home and he became weak, and when he managed to stand he would cough up blood. He could not lie on his side or get comfortable, and so with a broken heart I made the call to the vet, who came to our home and set my beautiful boy free.

Rosco the house is too quiet without you, there is no barking at the bus every hour, Layla (springer spaniel) wonders where you are, she is lonely. I miss the sound of claws on the wooden floor.

Dad, Heather, Sean and Rhys miss and Love you and as for me, well Mammys Boy, I will miss you always and Love you Forever, Thank you for being in our lives, you were such a good boy.

From your broken hearted family. Till we meet again xxxxxx

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Mar 16, 2011
I am sorry for your loss
by: Anonymous

I am sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my smokey Nov 11, 2010, his loss was too much for me to carry alone so I made him a facebook page. I would like to put your poem and Rosco's story in our notes. We help Rescues and people dealing with loss. I read your poem with tears running down my face and it touched my heart. Thank you for sharing your feeling. I know you will understand the title of my poem : The sorrow in my heart is only matched by the absence in my life. It is amazing how deep the bond we have with our Shepherds Kids can be. Know this " All Dogs Go To Heaven". Leave me a message on " Smokey's Story " on facebook and i will copy and Paste Rosco with Smokey. After all they are up there together. Good Night Smokey, Good Night Rosco, We Love You.

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Mar 15, 2011
by: claire

Thankyou so much for your kind words of comfort, they have helped me and my family alot.

Mar 07, 2011
Never Gone
by: Ronald McCarty

Rosco's body failed him. Our bodies die and return to the Earth. Rosco's Spirit has left that cancered body and has returned to the Heavingly Father. As I know my Stanley, Morphy, Princess and Molley's Spirit awaits me so does your Rosco await you. You will find him in the German Shepherd corner of Heavon. Until then he will be in your heart. Trust me, he's with you.
God bless you.

Mar 07, 2011
by: Anonymous

Oh, what a beautiful poem and what a heartfelt tribute! I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to our beloved pets. Rest in peace, Rosco!

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