Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rest In Peace

At 2PM today, Rocky succumbed to an aggressive form of Cancer of the Lungs. He was the best boy ever and I love him so much.

A supplement to Saturday; Thank you to everyone that has posted, sent a direct email, or mail. Your words are so very comforting.

In summary, Friday morning I took Rocky one of his two favorite places to go - Seneca Hill Animal Hospital. He so loved to go there - they treated him like their own. There they recognized what was going on. We transferred Rocky to SouthPaws Referral and Emergency Center where he stayed the night. By the next morning, he was in further distress and rapidly deteriorating. I was with him to the end as he crossed the rainbow bridge around 2pm EST.


Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

We're so, so sorry for your loss. We can't find words to express how we feel for you. We enjoyed getting to know Rocky through your blog. What a great guy--you all were so lucky to have each other.


Jackson, Narra, Tuchuck, Rousseau, Tanner, and Angel

Lorenza said...

The words we know in english are not enough to express how sad we feel to know about Rocky.
We loved him so much.
We know he is now free of pain and running around in heaven.
Please take care yourself.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza and mom

nl1990 said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Run free Rocky :(


Painter Pack said...

I am so very sorry. Rocky was loved and lucky and will be missed. I hope you find some comfort knowing his love is neverending.

Painter Pack

The Army of Four said...

Sweet, sweet RockStar! You were everything your dad could have wanted in a pup and a friend! You did everything right in life and will never, ever be forgotten.
Sending lots of hugs to Mike (from all 6 of us) and sad woos to Mati!
With love and deepest sympathy,
Storm, Ammy, Zim, Dave
Karen and Mike

Shmoo said...

Our condolences on your loss. Forever in your heart.

Meeshka and the Gimpy Gang

D'Azul Siberian said...

We are so sorry for your loss.

D'Azul Siberians

Corinne said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Fitus had so much fun with Rocky and Mati when we visited in May. We are glad they had the chance to meet. Please know that you are in our thoughts.

Martin, Corinne, Brodie & Fitus

Flurry and Aja said...

Rocky is running with the angels now, having a blast, taking deep breaths of clean heavenly air. He is waiting for you there, checking out the accomodations, and will surely show you the way when it is your turn. We are so sorry for your loss, but know that the loss is only temporary and part of the journey that we all have in life.

The love and care that you gave to your Rockstar has certainly earned you a place there with him someday and when that day comes it will be a glorious reunion.

Hugs to you and your family from ours.

Carol, Aja, Flurry, Zoey, Georgie, Jack, Maya, and Midget.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry to hear the news. We are sure that Rocky will be missed. You will remember all the great times that you had. He is now in a better place with no suffering running free with all his friends...
We are truly sorry...
Gus, Louie and Callie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh no, we are so sorry to hear about Rocky. We enjoyed sharing in some of his adventures via this blog. You and Mati are in our thoughts.

Steve, Kat, and family

Luna and Sole' said...

We are so sorry for your loss. While we didn't know Rocky, any loss of your loved one is really sad. We will keep you in our thoughts.......

With sympathy,
Sandra - Luna and Sole'

Mason Dixie said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, my thought are with you during this sad time.

Ann said...

My deepest sympathies, Mike, on the loss of your beautiful and beloved Rocky. You rescued Rocky from a bad situation, and made the rest of his life a very, very happy one. Your loving care and devotion surely enabled him to live a much longer, much fuller life. The happiest times of his day were the times he could spend with you. You ARE the person Rocky thought you were.

Rocky, I will miss seeing you at the window and on the stoop. You were a loving and loyal companion to your Dad and sister, and I know they will miss you terribly. Mati was looking for you yesterday morning, and is trying her best to console your heartbroken Dad.

I want to think of you having strong legs again, taking long walks, running after balls, and standing up to reach cookie boxes on top of all of the refrigerators (and, when no one is looking, showing all the other dogs up there how to open the fridge doors to get to the even better stuff). I truly will think of that bright shining star as RockStar from now on.

You will be in our hearts forever.


Brownie said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Run free in the clouds, Rocky.

Much love,

Kapp pack said...

Our condolences for losing your beloved Rocky, may he be running pain free north of the bridge...

Sad woos, the Kapp Pack

The OP Pack said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Rocky's passing - our sincerest sympathies to you.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Martha and Bailey said...

We have come over from the Army of Four's blog.
We are sorry we didn't know Rocky but sadly we do know all about the awful pain when you lose a much loved animal.
We are thinking of you.
Run free Rocky - without the burden of pain.
Martha & Bailey's Family xxxx

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

We are so very sorry for your loss and we too enjoyed getting to know Rocky through the blog. He was a handsome fellow and he is now free from that awful disease. It is so hard when our friends leave us, but they are still with us in another way. He'll be watching over you.

Guinness & Shiloh's Mom

Twix said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Rocky. Even tho we didn't know him, we are keeping you in our prayers. I know you will miss him greatly but as said before he is no longer in pain and able to run, sniff, eat, and sit with DOG to his hearts content. Hugs from our family to yours. ~Twix

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The nice mom from The AO4 told us your sad news -

My mom and I are furry sorry fur your loss -

It is nevfur easy to have to leave, but fur some reason it is what has to happen -

Please know woo are being thought of during these diffikhult days -

Khyra and Her Mom

Stella said...

I came over from AO4, too, and whille I didn't know Rocky (what a handsome guy!) I do know what it is like to lose a most beloved pet and family member. You think your heart will never stop aching but it will get better as the days go on. Lots of rescues out there waiting for a loving home when you are ready.

Stella and Stella's Mom

Mochi and Mommy said...

We're so sorry to hear about Rocky. We are thinking about you and Mati during this difficult time.

Mochi & Family

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

We got the news from the AO4, and even though we did not know Rocky, we are so sorry for your loss. It is one of the hardest things we have to get through.
May Rocky be dancing among the stars and may his paws be forever upon your heart.

Biloxi and Siber-Sibs and Maw and Pa

michaeljohn338 said...

Sorry for your loss. I still miss my guys that I sent over the bridge 3 years ag and know it is never easy.

Princess sends woos and hugs!!!

If there are no dogs in heaven, I want to go where they are!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Rocky! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Thor said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss!


FL Couzins said...

For Mike & Rocky... love your sister Angela and the FL couzins,
My Buddy
Memories of you are planted,
Deep within my heart.
You're my forever kind of friend
Even though we are now apart.

Through many years and days,
You became to me so dear.
Always sensed my feelings,
For me were always here.

You touched me with your loyalty,
Between us a bond did grow.
Little did I ever know.
That I would miss you so.

I'll cherish all these memories,
Which to me are, oh so dear.
Whenever I am feeling lonely,
My Buddy, they'll bring you near.

Sharper said...

So So So So sorry for your loss! I hope the healing comes soon. :(

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a handsome guy! We're so sorry for your loss!

rickafterburner said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are the best dad a dog could have!

Katherine and Pippa said...

We've only just seen this post, so sorry that we are late with our condolences.

We too loved coming here to read about his life and his adventures with Mati and you, and seeing some of the gorgeous photos you posted.

He had a place in our hearts, and will be very much missed.

Sending you and Mati all our sympathy.

Katherine, Adrian and Pippa

Lola Smiles said...

RIP big guy! Run free baby! xox

Kat said...

Im sad Rocky is gone! He always brightened my day when I worked at the clinic, and my favorite memories was tagging along for the Ft. Belvior shoot, and driving him to the vet :)

I will always remember his happy face!


Lacy said...

w00fs, me is sorry me is late, but me iz sorry for ur loss..and me is sad me never got to meet rocky..u is all in our thoughts and prayers..RIP Rocky, run with the wind..

b safe,

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We are so sorry to hear of Rocky's passing. He may no longer be physically with you but his spirit is still with you and in your heart.

Princess Eva & Brice

Asta said...

Sadly, I nevew got to know youw bootiful Rocky.
I am so sowwy fow youw loss of this lovely boy. I'm suwe his heawt will be wif you always and I hope he is playing wif my angel sissie and Bwuvvew in heaven wifout pain.
I'm sending you healing smoochie kisses

the 4 Bs said...

we are so sorry for your loss. we didn't get to know Rocky, but we can tell that he was very much loved. he must have had a wonderful life. we offer our most sincere condolences.

from the 4Bs - Bailey, Baxter, Brody & Benson and our mom

sad woofs

River said...

We are so sorry to hear that you have lost your Rocky. He was a beautiful boy. Sending beagle hugs to you.

love & wags,
River & crew

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

We're so sorry for your loss. Rocky was beautiful, I wish I had known him before.
Run free , Rocky, you'll not be be forgotten!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

We are so very sorry! May you run free and be well at the bridge, Rocky! We know you will be watching over your family as you play with all our buddies who have gone before you.

Poppy, Penny & Patches

D412 said...


Very sorry to hear about the loss of a neighborhood hero. Smudgie will miss watching him go by on his regular walks.

Ian, Laura, Abby, Caleb, Lukas
and Smudgie

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Please accept my deep and sincere condolences on the loss of your dear friend. We could spend a hundred years with someone we love and I would still ask for another day. I mourn with you...

Sophie Brador said...

I just popped in to see how things were going and read the news about your boy. I'm so sad to hear he is gone, but I have no doubt that you gave him a wonderful life. He was a beautiful boy.