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matties mum
20th March 2007, 11:06 AM
It has been a year since my very much love Rocky die I was not on the internet then so could not put this up I hope you dont mind
Dogs don't have souls, do they?
I remember bringing you home. You were so small and cuddly with your tiny
paws and soft fur. You bounced around the room with your eyes flashing and
your ears flopping around. Once in a while, you'd let out a yelp just to
let me know this was your territory.
Making a mess of the house and chewing on everything in sight became a
passion, and when I scolded you, you just put your head down and look up at
me with those innocent eyes, as if to say, "I'm sorry, but I'll do it again
as soon as you 're not watching."
As you got older, you protected me by looking out the window and barking at
everyone who waked by. when I had a tough day at work, you would be waiting
for me with your tail wagging, just to say "welcome home I missed you." you
never had a bad day, and I could always count on you to be there for me.
When I sat down to read the paper and watch TV, you would hop up on my lap,
looking for attention. you ever asked for anything more than to have me pat
your head so you could go to sleep with your head over my leg.
As you got older, you moved around more slowly. Then one day, old age
finally took it's toll, and you couldn't stand on those wobbly legs
anymore.
I knelt down and patted you lying there, trying to make you young again.
You just looked up at me as if to say that you were old and tired and that
after all these years of not asking for anything, you had to ask me for one
favor.
With tears in my eyes, I drove you one last time to the vet. One last time,
you were lying next to me. for some strange reason, you were able to stand
up in the animal hospital; perhaps it was your sense of pride.
As the vet led you away, you stopped for an instant, turned your head and
looked at me as if to say,"Thank you for taking care of me."
I thought, "No, thank you for taking care of me.
Anon

Thank you Aileen

Lindsay
20th March 2007, 06:22 PM
:hug: That was very nice Aileen. Take care and keep Rocky in your heart. :hug:

Denise G.
20th March 2007, 06:35 PM
That's beautiful Aileen! I'm sorry for your loss and I hope you're able to celebrate Rocky's life today and hold on to happy memories of him. He would want you to be happy... :hug:

Nicki
20th March 2007, 06:53 PM
Thinking of you today Aileen - I hope the pain of losing Rocky has eased, and you are able to look back now and remember the happy times.

Thank you for sharing with us.

Claire L
20th March 2007, 07:28 PM
Aileen that was lovely. Sending you big hugs today and hoping your heart is not too heavy........

:hug: :hug: :hug: :flwr:

Joanne M
22nd March 2007, 01:14 AM
Aileen, thank-you for sharing that with us, it's beautiful. God bless Rocky.

lorin
22nd March 2007, 02:52 AM
Man, I should not read these things at work....that was a tough read.

Sorry for your loss :(

Mary
22nd March 2007, 02:55 AM
Beautifully said Aileen. Great memories of Rocky.

Julie S
22nd March 2007, 03:02 AM
Thank you for sharing. I'm tearing up a little over here. :hug: Rocky sounds wonderful.

matties mum
22nd March 2007, 07:18 AM
Thank you everone ----Aileen and the gang (Jazzie---Barney---Sam)

Alison_Leighfield
22nd March 2007, 09:48 AM
Keep him forever in your heart, I'm sure they are all only a few steps behind us....

That was lovely Aileen, :flwr: take care,

Alison.

matties mum
22nd March 2007, 05:53 PM
Gift From God
It is with a heavy heart that I remember the year from your death
But it is with a gladness that I think of my life with you
Your funny little ways the way you always love to meet your friends and family
Everybody weather you new them or not always got a fuss be they dogs or people
Enjoy your stay at the bridge Rocky go and play with Mattie
you were both a gift from God