We went to visit Rio and her sister, Chi-Chi one day by a gentleman who had advertised a litter of Boxer puppies 6 years ago. One month prior, we lost our Boxer of 11 years and wanted to bring another Boxer into our home. When we met Rio and her sister, Chi-Chi, they were covered with fleas and ticks. It was apparent we were there to love two puppies, not just one, so we took them both home. At their first vet check up a day later, they both had parasites and worms at only 5 weeks old and also suffered mange in the months to come. We brought Chi-Chi and Rio into our home and took care of all their health problems and loved them very much. Rio slept in someone’s bed every night from day one and has always been a wonderful cuddler. Rio battled chronic allergies and in the 3 months prior to her departure began to have seizures, which ultimately took her from us. Through it all, she always greeted us with a wagging tail when we returned home or just walked out of a room. She had an adorable grin on her face with her little chicklet teeth on the bottom, as we called them, and she smiled at us all the time. She loved to play and run around the pool with her sister, and on occasion, would sneak out the front door to run circles around anyone they could find. Rio was only six years old when she passed away from apparent brain damage caused by a grand mal seizure. We feel such a great loss but we know she felt our love. In her final minutes, she slept peacefully on my lap while her father cupped her head in his hand, as if to say ‘Mom and Dad, I have you here now and I’m ready.’ She is missed daily by her sister, Chi-Chi and Great Dane brother, Beau as wel as Taylor, Dalton and Stirling and all those who knew and loved her. We will carry you in our heart forever, Miss Rio, and take you wherever we go.
All Paws Great and Small Crematory
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX