Thursday, June 13, 2013

In Memory of My Rocky

One week ago today, I lost my best friend.
Rocky went to Heaven.
Here on earth he was in pain and had stopped eating.  He had lost a third of his body weight and he was getting so weak.
For me, it was the hardest thing I ever did but he passed so gently into a beautiful place while leaning on me.
I know he'll be waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.

I have a million photos of him.
Here are a few.

Jack, my husband, gave little Rocky to me as a birthday gift 12 years ago.  (Really, he always wanted a bird dog.)  Rocky turned out to be a great pheasant and quail hunter (pointer) and did well in field trials too.
But he was always "my" dog, my baby.

Rocky's first field trial ribbon.

12 years of wonderful companionship.

I love you Rocky.



  1. Sorry to hear of Rockys passing he was a beautiful boy

  2. How beautiful Rocky was, and how loved! I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Oh Shirley I am so sorry for your loss....they are just as much family as any human! I am almost where you were last week...Maya's other hind leg is starting to go....
    Please know that I am thinking of you and your sweet boy, and KNOW that you will see him again on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge, healthy, happy and young!

    Big hug....Sandy

  4. I was so sad to read about loosing Rocky. My heart goes out to you Shirley as I know how heart rendering it is to loose a dear pet.
    Sending you love and hugs from over the pond.

    Rose H

  5. Such a handsome fella! I know you'll miss him terribly. I have an older fella (14) napping at my feet right now. He still has more good days than bad ones, but he's slowing down, can't see too well or hear....but he still loves his walks and supper. I know his day is approaching though....I know your pain, but it looks like you have wonderful memories of all those many good days our furry companions bless us with.

  6. Sweet Rocky was one of the luckiest and happiest boys for he had been with you. Now he has no pain and chasing birds again at RB and he thinks of you as much as you think of him. Take care, Shirley!


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