The Legend, the Man, the Dude That Still Is - Our Rocky Fella
Rocky in his favourite chair
Oh where do I start? Wow, never felt pain like this.
My best friend was put to sleep on March 27 2015, after 13 and a half years with us, having been in our family from 4 weeks old. How we loved that little man.
Each visit to the vet, for a checkup or a nail clip, they would remark how well and healthy he was for his age. Even back in January, when he seemed a little 'off,' they said he was fine. So on Wednesday when he couldn't get out of bed, or get down the stairs, I thought he was a little constipated, as he looked bloated. After not much improvement the following day, I took him to the vet, thinking I would get some laxatives or something for him. (I had never taken him to the vet before, my husband always had, I had always been too scared, in case something was wrong with him).
This day I was so convinced he was going to be ok I took him. At 3pm I was told it looked like he had internal bleeding and probably a tumour, but an ultrasound scan would be more definite. I did not believe what I was hearing. Impossible! However it was a liver tumour.
At 7.28 that evening, in my husband's arms, our angel sent to us from heaven went to sleep, surrounded by all who loved him.
Well, Rocky, you changed all our lives, and loved everyone you met. You were the most respected and loved dog, and everyone who ever met you is devastated.
I cry every day when I am in the house on my own. I miss you immeasurably. You were always by my side, even in the bathroom! Daddy misses you at night, that's when he cries because he slept with you in his arms every night. Zak misses his little brother, talking to you about your day, and Chenaie & Jay miss looking after you and telling you how much they love you.
But I keep telling us all that you wouldn't want us upset as you didn't like it when anyone was unhappy. We still have all your 'bits' and daddy is looking after Taz for you in his drawer. I wish with all my heart you were still here, but baby boy, I will see you again one day, and give you a belly tickle again.
Thank you, Rocky, for being in our family and giving us all so much happiness. Rest in peace, fella. x