On December 25th, 2002. I met my best friend, Roxy.
Christmas morning, we open gifts, to my disappointment I hadn't gotten the PS2 I had been wanting so badly. I tried to be happy with what I had gotten anyways, getting my hopes up for something like that was silly wasn't it?
My aunt and grandma arrive to bring us some gifts as well, and I was wondering why my grandma brought her video camera along. I got my gift of a corgi stamp with ink from them, then they leave telling me I had something else coming. I was kind of confused what they would have, I didn't know if they would have gotten a PS2 for me?
My aunt walks back in with her sister in law, holding a little corgi puppy with a bow around her neck. I can't believe what I'm seeing. My very own corgi puppy, I would have never expected to get something like that for a gift.
I named her right away, I had already picked a name for a girl corgi if I ever got one.
Roxy quickly became one of the best things in my life. I always looked forward to coming home to be with her. She was funny, cute, playful and very cuddly. We went on adventures in the woods, the sandy areas around, near creeks and rivers.
Things were very hard for me as a kid and teenager. I hadn't many friends, less that understood me at all. I was pretty emotional, sad, and very anxious and worried all the time. I had trouble at school and home, having a vision disability made things a lot more difficult for me.
She couldn't have come to me at a better time, I'd like to think, she was somehow meant to come to me then when I really just needed a best friend. I was also very proud to have her, my very own dog. She was my dream dog. I loved to draw her and talk about her to people. I still do those things.
I called her my guardian angel, because she was always there for me. I think she even saved my life.
Roxy also had a way with just, making people love her. Anyone who met her would instantly fall in love with her. I always said she had the power to melt hearts. Her calm approach, happy smile, she cuddled everyone that she met, she loved LOVED people.
Well, years have passed, she had followed with me through high school, to college and back home. Always by my side watching me. She started to get on in years but was just as happy and feisty as ever. Barking at the neighboring dogs, the vacuum cleaner, anyone who knocked on the door.
When she got sick, I don't think I was very ready for it, it seemed to come on so fast. We did everything we could but ended up losing her in the end.