Rocky, the most amazing little dude.

by Tracey Vaudin
(Hamilton, Ontario)

Hello, I'm new to this, but almost 10 years ago I bought the most amazing cutest 5 week old jack that I could ever imagine. Rocky is was my best friend from the first time I laid my eyes on him. He was my baby, and he didn't realize he was a dog. In his eyes he was a person, sat like one, slept in my bed on a pillow and blanket covered him to his neck.He was 9 years old, then one winter day I noticed a lump on his paw, at first I thought salt from the sidewalks got into it. But it grew fast, so I took my little man to the vet. They removed the lump a couple days later. That night I had to rush him back to the vet, he wouldn't stop bleeding. They kept him for 4 days. It was a Sunday they called, they dsaid to me his whole front leg must come off.

We did the sugury, and Rocky was awesome once again, ran on 3 legs after his ball, jumped did all the stuff he used to until, he just stopped eating his food. I made him chicken, rice, steak, hamburg, I tried everything. I even ordered pizza cause he loved the crust, but won't eat. He grew more lumps on his head and back. The vet said he wasn't in pain, so just keep him happy and comfortable. He lasted 3 months after the sugury. It was the worst day of my life, I came home from work, he was lying on my daughters bed pretty much lifeless. I knew I was keeping him alive for me and that it was time.
When he seen me his tail was wagging and he tried to move toward me. I picked him up walked outside and me and him sat in the sun ( he loved the sun ) for about 2 hours before the final car ride. I love him dearly and miss him everyday. He was my little man.

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Aug 11, 2014
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So sorry about Rocky
by: Anonymous

My heart breaks for you. I lost my little guy last year and I well up all the time thinking about him. My husband wants to get another Jack but I'm just not ready.

Aug 11, 2014
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Rocky the most amazing little dude
by: Tracey Vaudin

Miss him everyday.

May 12, 2014
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My guy
by: Tracey Vaudin

I still miss him so much every day.

May 12, 2014
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Rocky
by: Tracey Vaudin

We are dealing the best we can. I still find myself breaking down every other day.

May 08, 2014
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rocky
by: Anonymous

so sorry its way too sad

Dec 08, 2013
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Rocky
by: Linda

I read your story and am now crying. What an amazing testament to an amazing dog. I can just picture him lying with his head on a pillow and a blanket to his chin. One of the hardest things about pet ownership is knowing when the time is right to say goodbye. I went through something similar with our Jack and know first hand how difficult it is to part with a loyal and loving family member. I hope you and your family are doing ok after this loss, my condolences.

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