A weekend tinged with sadness.

We adopted Rosie, our Boxer, back in 2001, and we’re guessing she was about 2 years old then.  So we knew the chances of her seeing it into 2014 would be slim – we knew she was slowing down.  On Friday morning, given some symptoms and tests, the vet advised it was her time, so with heavy hearts we said farewell to her.  The end of an era.  Rosie was one of the few constants in our lives over the past 12 years, she was gentle and loyal and we loved her so much.  RIP Rosie xx

Rosie when we adopted here – she had no hair on her back bless her but it all grew back:



Rosie with MM – living the dream with a t-top Camaro (2002):



On one of our adventures in North Carolina:



The children were sad but quite pragmatic so we aimed to keep the weekend as normal as possible.  Yesterday we headed out to the mall and then to their favorite BBQ joint for a treat.  We talked about angels, old dogs and puppies, and now they seem quite at peace with the outcome.  We still have Tennyson here, and Poppy has requested that when we get our next girl dog that she has a tail – so we’re moving on…

It was a gorgeous day so I decided to go full on with the spring attire:)

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Trousers – Zara // Jacket – Zara // T-shirt – Gap // Sneakers – Isabel Marant Bobbys


Last night was date night so we toasted Rosie before eating.

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Trousers – Zara // Jacket – Zara // T-Shirt – Express (old) // Shoes – DSW // Cuff – Tiffany (MM bought me this Xmas of 2001 and I’ve no idea why I wear it so rarely!)

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about Rosie – she was a beautiful dog and a great companion for you all. Sending big hugs.
    ADORE that daytime photo – the colours and proportions. Just perfect! And I want those jeans now :). Gorgeous night out pictures too – fab cuff and amaz shoes! xx

    • Thanks lovely – we’re all feeling better today…The cuff is great isn’t it and I wear it so rarely!?

  2. Thank you, thank you for adopting your dog and for giving her a happy life. It shows what ‘great folks’ y’all are!

    • Aww thank you Julie – we always adopt – we’ve had 4 boxers now – Rosie was the first. We still have Tennyson who we adopted back in October 2011. They make fabulous pets – all they want is a bit of love – just like us all!

  3. Lots of love to you and the family on the loss.
    Your floral jeans are amazing – love love love love love them!
    You look super sexy smoking hot – hope you enjoyed your 22nd yr anniversary!

    • Thanks Fiona. We had a fabulous night – where on earth has 22 years gone???

  4. Oh I’m so sorry to hear about Rosie. But she had a good life with you guys and a long life for a boxer! I adopted my manky Monty (cat) is 1998 and he’s still going strong. Looking a bit tatty around the edges but still going. But it is sad when a pet who’s a major part of the family goes.

    But on to happier things and I’m loving the white jacket and the pink tee (I think I may have to go back to Gap for that one). I’d love to go back for some Bobbys too but might have to wait for the lottery win first :o)

    • Thanks Sue – we were prepared – but still sad to see her go. We all get a bit tatty around the edges at some point lol:) The tee is fabulous – I recommend the blue in it too! xx I’ll send you the Bobbys when I’m done with them, if ever;)xx

  5. So sorry for your loss Joanna, RIP Rosie. You look beautiful as always x

    • Thanks Natalie! And thank you for the complement -it was good to get out and do lots this weekend!

  6. See you later Rosie – my friends had two boxers called Bachus and Athena (they are wine lovers ) and what great family dogs. Love your black trou and red jacket – so absolutely right for you. And how cool to see the kiddies, love that pic!

    • Love the names – we adopted Rosie as Rosie but have changed some of our other dog’s names. We had a Turkish after the character from Snatch…reminded us of home for some reason! xx

    • Thank you lovely – she will be missed but we have great memories of all the fun we had with her…xx

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