August 09, 2007

Rocky, 1995-2007



My pal Rocky passed away yesterday. He was three months shy of turning 12 years old.

He was a good little pug who lived with my grandparents. When they got Rocky my daddy was in high school and still living with my grandparents. He helped raise Rocky as wee puppy and they were good buddies. Several years later my daddy moved out of their house. When he got married to mommy I was born, and they brought me into their new home.



I’ve always enjoyed visiting the grandparents’ house and getting to see Rocky. He was always nice and friendly to me. Occasionally he would romp around the house with me but most of the time he would sit and watch me play. In his later years he slowed down and his joints were too stiff to run. We used to cuddle together on the couch.

My grandparents and Rocky just returned from a vacation in Carmel, California when Rocky got really sick. After several tests it turns out he had cancer and there was nothing the doctors could do. My daddy was there yesterday when Rocky went to sleep.

My grandparents were feeling sad and lonely yesterday evening so I went to stay with them a few days. Hopefully I can cheer them up a little. Last night I searched every nook and cranny of the house but I couldn’t find Rocky. That’s when they told me he had gone to Rainbow Bridge. Someday I’ll see him again – and he will be young and full of energy, eager to run and play together.



More photos at the Rocky the Pug Tribute Gallery

15 comments:

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Cairo I'm so sorry for you and for your Daddy and your grandparents! It sounds like Rocky had a great life with your grandparents. I know you will do your best to cheer them up.

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh, Cairo! I'm so sorry to hear about Rocky. He sounds like he was such a great doggie, and he was so cute! I know your grandparents and your Daddy loved him very much and will miss him.

He is at the Bridge now, and he is watching you and yours with love.

Know that I'm keeping you and your family in my heart, and I'm sending lots and lots of soft, rumbly purrs.

Purrs and snuggles from your friend,

Marilyn.

Zach said...

It's always sad when one of our friends goes over the bridge. Your grandparent's laps are going to be empty for a while. Sigh. Bye, Rocky.

Peanut said...

We are sorry to hear about Rocky. He looked like a great little guy.

Anonymous said...

Cairo me old m8 i'm so sorry to hear of your loss, i've got tears in my eyes and i'm only a dumb human not as smart as your doggies.

I'm sure you can cheer up your grandparents after all your a boxer and if anyone can you can.

Take care Cairo,
Lots of luv

A Dumb Human in London

Riley & Tiki said...

We are very sorry about Rocky. He looked like a very good dog.

Riley, Tiki, & Kesey

Bella the Boxer said...

Dear Cairo, I was very sorry (and very sad) to read about losing your best buddy Rocky. I'm glad you were able to cheer up your grandparents a bit, and my parents and I are thinking about you.

xoxo - Bella

Evie said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your good friend Ciaro. Keep your cute squishy nose up!
MUAH!
Evie

Asta said...

Cairo
I'm so glad you went to console your gwandpawents..I knew you would be the pawfect one to do so..I aweady talked to them..and now you're telling me gweat news..I knew Rocky fwom when we went to CA to visit..he was a cutie and made your family vewy happy, and it would be the pawfect twibute to Rocky to get another puggy
smoochie kisses
Asta

Butchy & Snickers said...

Dear Cairo,
We're so sorry about you losing little Rocky. We're sure he will be greatly missed. We hope you can cheer up the grandparents with your love. Maybe they will feel better some day soon & feel like getting another little pug to warm their hearts. Take good care of them!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

The Fat Lady Sings said...

I am so sorry to hear about Rocky. He was such a wonderful dog. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, my friends.

Momo :) said...

Cairo, I am very sorry to hear about your great pal, Rocky. I am sure Rocky gives you a big smile from the rainbow bridge. He looks like a very good doggie.

Momo xoxo

Randi said...

Cairo,
I'm so sorry to hear about Rocky...Its not fair to lose such a wonderful friend...My brother Dublin went to the bridge at the end of March '07 & I miss him like the dickins...I was his shadow...& now I'm a bit lost...Please give lots of love to your grandparents & your parents....you will be an amazing source of comfort to them.
Love & Licks,
Randi

Texas's Mum said...

Hi Cairo,
We hear are feeling sad for
you we enjoyed the pictures
of you and Rocky when you went
and stayed there.
We will keep you and your daddy
and your grand mom/dad in our thoughts.
Run free Rocky.
Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Jamie Lang Photography / Burnt Into Memory said...

Aw. I'm so sorry you lost Rocky. I lost Bobbie a few months ago and I'm still sad. Allie the Alaskan Pitbull.