Rest In Peace Rosco 1998-2010

Rosco, the much loved boxer dog, (whom many of you know from his having posed in photographs while reading all of my separate book translations) has passed on. Rosco died yesterday in Orange County. He was 12 years old.

Rosco, was a warm and loving companion to my girlfriend, Roberta McCreary, who visited him frequently at her daughter’s family home in Orange County. Rosco and Roberta’s bond was very special. They were as sunshine to each other and he will be greatly missed. The family has asked in lieu of flowers that you hug your own pet and or give it an extra treat in special memory of Rosco.  


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Roberta & Rosco “Best Buds”

                                                              Rosco 2004


Boxer as a breed click here


  1. Ed Crane on March 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Sorry to hear that Steve 🙁

  2. Steve Hodel on March 29, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Thanks Ed.

  3. Arlen on April 1, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Hello Steve,
    In my youth we had a boxer dog too. Her name was Anouk. That is many many years ago. I still miss her sometimes. I can understand you miss your dog very much.
    Take care,
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  4. Phoebe on April 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Rest in peace good old patient Rosco, good dog! I’ve smiled at Rosco’s photos many a time; thank you for sharing him with us. My condolences to you both.

  5. Steve Hodel on April 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Thank you Arlen. Maybe Anouk and Rosco are sharing a bone in Boxer Heaven?

  6. Steve Hodel on April 2, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Thanks Phoebe.

  7. Karen C. on April 23, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I’ve been away from your site too long (Life!), and now have much catching up to do. Oh dear, to see that you have lost Rosco. Boxers are a fine dog and he appears to have been an exemplary member of the breed- not to mention very patient! So very, very sorry to you both.

  8. Steve Hodel on April 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    KC: Thanks I’m sure Rosco is having a grand old time in dog heaven. Probably hooked up with “KoKo” who was a real “Valley Girl.” Just his type. steve

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