Carol Flynn and her family had the love of Roper in their lives for more than a decade.
This is her tribute to a very fine boy.
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“Roper Flynn, aka Roper J. Dogs, Ro Ro, Fine Dog and Daddy’s Boy, went over the Bridge on 1-11-11 at twelve years of age after a long battle with diabetes.
He was the center of our world and was the best friend to Carol, Curt, Robin, Scuppy the Chi. and Minnie the cat. He traveled, swam, ran the decks of our sailboat and loved to herd birds in his backyard.
This past Christmas we traveled form Florida to our Tennessee mountain home where we were snowed in for a few days. He loved the snow and enjoyed the time we spent as a family there.
Facebook was a daily activity and many of his responses were typed in as he sat right with me. He just loved to sleep in our bed on cold nights. He was a really a vocal Corgi and could aaarrrrooo with the best of them! So many people loved to see Curt taking him for an after dinner walk. Not sure who was walking who.
Once diagnosed with diabetes after pancreatitis, we realized how harmful all those treats from the table were to him. We could not take that back but we could offer him the very best of care for the diabetes and changed our lives to always be here for him for his twice a day shots. Roper was a short dog who stood very tall among dogs.
His breeder had a litter of ten pups the day he crossed over and a little girl from that litter and a little boy from another litter will soon be here, as we know we can not imagine life without a Corgi and we are sure he would approve.
A real Alpha dog with a strong outgoing spirit … he is missed every second of the day. WE will see Roper again and he will be smiling and barking loudly … ”
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Thank you for sharing Roper with The Daily Corgi, Carol.
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery