We love you so much, little Roscoe, RIP.


Today Derek and I had to say good-bye to our little boy. Roscoe caught a very strong string of Parvo, and passed away within 36 hours of being diagnosed. He had 2 of the 3 boosters for Parvo, but he was just wasn't old enough for his last one. We were very careful about contact with older dogs, and are floored that this could happen to our little one. The vets said that we did everything possible, but the virus was just too much for Roscoe's body to handle. He was only 10 1/2 weeks old, and we brought him home 3 weeks ago today. He was the beginning to our little family, and we already miss him more than I can even begin to describe. Our hearts are broken, and we know it will take a very long time for them to heal. Thank you so much to those who have offered up their thoughts, prayers, support, and advice; this would be exponentially harder to cope with without all of y'alls help. Roscoe is out of the pain that he was in, and we know that he is running (not so gracefully, that was his style) around the Rainbow Bridge with all the others who went before him. He is now our little angel.


RIP Roscoe, our little boy. Mommy and Daddy love you so very much <3

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Comment by Sam, Gregg & Poopdeck on August 27, 2011 at 2:52pm
How very sad, so sorry for your loss.
Comment by Nancy Bauer on August 24, 2011 at 1:26pm
Katie and Derek, my heart is broken for you both, prayers for you and little Roscoe.  I know how hard it is to lose these little ones, I lost my first little Emma to parvo ten years ago.  It took me several weeks to find another, my recent angel Emma Anne.  Please know I am thinking of you and I know she is playing at the Bridge with my Emma and others, they are safe and warm and happy.  We will see them again someday.  hugs to you both:)
Comment by Beth on August 23, 2011 at 9:05pm
Rebecca, I do think calling the breeder is a good idea and they might be able to work something out. However, bringing in a young puppy is probably not a good idea at this stage;  Parvo can live in the ground for many months and most puppies go through short spells of a week or so where their mom's immunity has waned and the vaccines have not taken effect yet;  a puppy can have its shots on time and still have points where it's vulnerable.  For that reason, most don't recommend bringing a puppy into a home where a dog recently was confirmed to have Parvo.   But it IS a good idea to contact the breeder if possible.
Comment by Rebecca on August 23, 2011 at 1:28pm
Hi Katie and Derek., Being that Roscoe was so young, were you able to call his breeder and tell them what happen. They might be willing or offer to give you a new puppy. And did they administer any parvo shot before you got him. No puppy will ever replace Roscoe. He will always be in your hearts.
Comment by Cindi on August 23, 2011 at 1:13pm
Oh my, I am so sad for your loss of little Roscoe.  Thoughts and prayers are coming your way. It's never easy to lose a family member and one that was so young.  I know that Roscoe was loved and taken very good care of by his corgi parents.  {{{{HUGS}}}}
Comment by Elyse & Caese on August 23, 2011 at 9:20am
So sorry for your loss of your new little addition. It never is easy whether you have them for years or just starting to get to know them. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Comment by Katie MacCallon on August 23, 2011 at 1:41am

Thanks to all for your thoughts and prayers. Derek and I are so blessed to be showered with all of y'alls good wishes. Today was rough, we find ourselves at a loss for words when people ask how we are doing. They say it will get easier; I have faith that it will, but right now it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. So thanks again from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing support.

Katie, Derek, and our little angel Roscoe.

PS - We have already notified the office at our apartments and there is now a post up about Parvo and Roscoe. Luckily the apartments that we are at require all dogs/pups to be up to date with all of their shots in order to live in the complex. Thanks for your concern.

Comment by Geri & Sidney on August 22, 2011 at 11:52pm
I was so sad to read your new post. I'm so sorry...
Comment by Bev Levy on August 22, 2011 at 6:01pm
Again, I could not be more sorry for your loss but Beth is correct, this is a highly contagious virus. Any other unvaccinated dogs are at risk. If and when you reach a point to try again I would only consider a pup that has had all its shots. An older pup or dog. Really sad...
Comment by Nicola Porter on August 22, 2011 at 2:04pm
OMG I am so sorry to hear this. RIP little Roscoe, My Max will be looking for you.

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