Romie June 2006 – May 2020
Your daddy fell in love with you immediately and was very persistent to bring you home. I, on the other hand was more reluctant, because I knew this huge responsibility would fall to me. I eventually agreed, and let me tell you, you were the cutest thing I had ever seen and I too immediately fell in love with you.
We named him Romie because he was the first in the litter to start roaming around.
Romie lived his best life – to the fullest extent. Whatever Romie wanted to do – he did. He didn’t care if he shouldn’t or if someone (me) told him not to but because it made him happy – even eating and rolling in rabbit crap that he found! We could have never imagined the impact he would have on our life. We are so blessed to have had the honor of sharing this life with him these last 14 years. He gave us many years of happiness, unconditional love and such great memories. He will always be a big part of our family.
The wonderful doctors treating him went above and beyond to let us all say goodbye to him before he crossed over the rainbow bridge. We were glad to be able to hold him in his final moments, but it’s an image we will never be able to erase. Our hearts are breaking but we take comfort knowing that he is no longer in pain or discomfort.
We miss every pain in-the-ass thing he used to do. There’s no one getting in my way getting ready in the morning, talking back if you told him no, fighting with his brother over toys and both needing a time out or whining to go outside even though I just had him outside a minute ago. Apparently, he didn’t have to pee in that moment.
We would like to thank Dr. Anne Cohen, Alina Teslenko, Emma Leigh Pearson, staff at Medvet Chicago and Cherished Pets Remembered Crematorium for their kindness, compassion and care at this difficult time.
Romie, irreplaceable and unforgettable, that’s what you are!
We love and miss you so very much. You’re forever in our hearts until we meet again.
Mommy, Daddy and Scrappy