Last weekend, our family lost a valuable member: our 7-month-old corgi puppy Rolo. His death was sudden and mysterious, and it has affected us all very deeply. He'd only been with us for such a short amount of time.
But instead of focusing on the bad, I would like to tell you about the joy Rolo brought to our family while he was a part of it.
Rolo was raised with labs, so I'm fairly certain he thought he was one. Our other dog, Ryder, is a lab, so Rolo bonded with him instantly. Ryder wasn't quite sure about his at first--Rolo liked to go after his tail--but it didn't take long for them to become fast friends.
Rolo and Ryder used to love to play chase. Rolo would stand on one side of the couch, then when Ryder went to get him, he would run behind the couch to the other side. Ryder would try to get him there, and the game would ensue. It was so funny to watch them run back and forth! Ryder would growl and bark like he was tough, but his tail was wagging the entire time and never once did he ever hurt his little buddy.
Rolo had also recently started a new game when we would get ready to leave the house. It was called: "Oh, you're leaving? Let me run away from you until you give me a treat."
He also was very good about making sure I got up in the morning. I swear he waited for my alarm to go off, then he would stand by the bed and jump and whine until I got up.
Despite the short time he was with us, Rolo was a huge part of our family. He is greatly missed, but we'll always have him in our hearts.