In the early 2000s, after reluctantly taking early retirement, Rose gradually regained her health and began dog walking and pet sitting in our Berkeley neighborhood. She loved all the pets as if they were her own, and many of their owners became her good friends as well.
Rose would often take a carload of dogs on an excursion to a new park each day, just for their variety of experience and new scenery. She loved getting out in nature, and especially enjoyed walking the dogs along the quiet, wooded atmosphere of nearby Clear Creek Trail. One of Rose's favorite charities was PawsCo.org, through which she had adopted one of our dogs.
Rose had other varied interests, including reading, knitting, computer work, politics, Jungian dream interpretation and the use of essential oils. She loved taking road trips to visit national and state parks, especially in southern Utah. For a year or two, Rose had been active in Falun Gong, a meditation and qigong practice.
Rose was such a treasure in my life! So many great memories together. Nothing can ever match the bond of love and dedication we had for each other. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her, and especially by me.