Hi Dr. Annie,

I try to think of all the joy, love, snuggles, sweetness and comic relief this little mighty Roger brought into our lives, he always knew our hearts were filled with love for him.

We got Ruby his sister for a companion for our beloved Rocky, and when Ruby arrived there was this was this itty, bitty, tiny little white snowball that could fit inside a toy teacup. Roger was the runt of the littler, and literally thrown in by the breeder for an extra $100.00.  Out son had gotten Ruby for us and so Roger was s surprise for sure.

At that time we had Hunter and Buddy, our springer spaniels still in the house, so Bill said we just can’t have 5 dogs…. We need to find a home for Roger… well this wasn’t going to sit right with me so I had to devise a plan to keep Roger in our family. We were allowed to have chickens in Anaheim Hills, so I told Bill he could either have chickens or another dog…. I then asked him to hold Roger while I went to do an errand and by the time I got back he had fallen in love… Roger stayed and wormed his little way into our hearts and souls for eternity.

Roger was always the quiet pup, the “3rd” boy watching things and analyzing what was going on.  He never barked out of place and when Ruby and Rocky would chase balls, he would sit and watch, almost like saying/ “what a silly thing to do…. Chase a ball”.  Bill called him Twinkle Toes because when he would walk or run it looked like he was up on the tip of his toes and prancing through the air.  Of our 3 pups, he was Bill’s and would always snuggle by his side. He was an independent little guy and everyone loved to hold him…. Sometimes people would think he was an actual toy until he moved.  He was our little love, our baby of the 3 “amigo’s”,  The “Fluffball”….

Dr. Annie, you have the most wonderful and beautiful inner soul.  Saying goodbye to Roger, was by far the hardest goodbye of all of our pups you have taken over the Rainbow Bridge. I know that he passed peacefully and was surrounded by love and heart…Thank you so much for your patience during this heartbreaking time in our lives, your love, the way you so gently took our little guy and laid him in the bed.  We think of you as an Angel in our and our pups lives with a special gift of love and compassion.  We are so thankful for your friendship, understanding, the honor you gave to Ruby, Rocky and now little guy, Roger. May God be with you always and we are forever grateful.

Love and a thousand hugs, 

Bill & Irmagaard Waltz
Trabuco Canyon

Friends who remember Roger...

Not a day goes by that we do not think of you, our little guy, Roger Hornsby.... you brought joy into our lives every day you were with us, along with your sister Ruby and brother Rocky. We light this candle for you today as your light will never go out in our hearts. XOXOXO
Lots of love ❤️
Bless you and your brother and sister , you are well and happy now❤️
Miss seeing the little ones dancing around the house but we know there is a special place in heaven where little doggies do dance.
Bring comfort and healing to those who are mourning the deaths of their beloved pets. You know their pain, for you lost your own beloved son. You know the depth of sadness and grief your children feel when they lose a dog who was so dear, near, and special to them. You know the emptiness of a home that no longer has that furry little creature; you know the emptiness of a heart that longs for the comforting touch of a beloved dog. I thank you for the gift of our pets, for the love these creatures give us, for the life that they offer, and for the chance to love them like we love nothing and nobody else on earth. I pray for comfort, peace, and healing as we let go of the dogs that we loved so dearly. Amen.
Oh, how Cathy loved these pups. We know how much they meant to you. May the love shine brightly always. Much love to you both!
To our sweet Roger, a really special guy, you were so loved and are so missed. Rest In Peace Roger, and enjoy reuniting with all of your brothers and sisters that went before you ------
Sweet Roger is reunited w/ his little buds on the other side...I'll miss seeing their happy little wags & wet kisses! Love to both of you! Dixie
I know you will always be loved!
Rogers Hornsby was a sweet and happy little guy! Loved for so long, by so many, it's no wonder his time on Earth lasted so many years! He will be missed!!
Looking down upon us along with Bradley Bear, Magambo, Roxy, Harley, Hunter, Buddy, Ruby, Zeus, Rocky and now Roger, they will await our time to rejoin them and celebrate our family time together once again.
Words not express how much love and joy our fur babies give us. I remember the day they each arrived. Such sweetness is truly a gift. Sending love and healing white light to all mourn and miss little Roger and also Buddy, Hunter, Rocky and Miss Rose bud. xoxo
Lots of love ❤️
Roger's memorial is beautiful and so loving. We could not have asked for more wonderful and loving words. Everyday with out our babies, Ruby, Rocky and Roger is like a day without sunshine. They are together now and we will see them again..... thank you, thank you, Dr. Annie. Your love and compassion gives us hope for the future... we love you as a friend forever through so. many years. Sleep peacefully little babies.
I will always think of you and all your sweet critters with love and admiration. You have become a friend over the years, Irmagaard. And you too, Bill. I shared in your grief over the loss of those sweet fur babies. Love, Dr. Annie