The internet famous Lexi Dogg died. We are celebrating her life. Please share your stories – we’d love to know about them.
Lexi was a celebrity dog of the internet era, making her debut in 2006 as the star of Beach Walks with Rox. Within the first year, she had fans from around the world who would send her birthday cards and gifts, who left comments for her, and who found her on the beaches of Hawaii to take her picture. Aside from the nearly 780 episodes, she is a fixture in countless home movies and pics taken by travelers to Hawaii!
Most people will say that even though they never met her face to face (and oh what a face!) they feel as if they knew her. Her energy was so powerful, so loving, that it translated across millions of screens. A corporate lawyer in Detroit would write and say, she’d watch Lexi videos on Beach Walks when things got too hectic. A crisis management expert in DC reported the same thing, as did a NASA scientist at the Cape Kennedy Space Center. There was a little toddler in the UK who wouldn’t eat her porridge until Mum and Dad brought up Beach Walks on the computer so she could see Lexi. And an award-winning automotive designer in Germany who adopted Lexi as a pet friend across the miles.
Others have gone through their cancer treatments, walked through intense bouts of depression, and planned their first as well as their 10th (or more) Hawaii vacations, all drawn by Lexi’s energy. None loved her more than my Mom, Blanche, who carried around our postcards and literally everywhere she went, would open her purse, then start the conversation with, “My daughter has a blog – look at her dog Lexi.”
Yes, Lexi was special. Not because of any tricks she did but because of the quality of her love.
She died early Thursday morning, May 15, 2014, just after midnight, being held by Shane (Secret Cameraman) and me. She had lung cancer, we just learned. There was little left of her lungs, and still, went on her regular walk yesterday morning, in the rain.
We’ll be making a tribute video. If you would like to contribute to it, please join our BeachWalks email list as that’s where we will be sending the instructions. Our lives have been so enriched by *your* love of Lexi and we love and thank you back with all all hearts.
Love, Rox and Shane
P.S. In true celebrity fashion, we’re posting a pic of Lexi from her gorgeous younger years, fresh out of the water! Please email us a pic of yours with a story too and enjoy a few of our many favorite Lexi pics!
Also, you can click on the Doggy Category to see more of our dog videos.
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