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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Rest in Peace Rocky

Lost my best friend yesterday......had to make the hardest decision I have ever made and feel really guilty and devastated...I know he was in a lot of pain but having to make the decision hurts so bad...

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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My friend is loyal and eager to please
I'd sit in my chair, his head on my knees
I'd stroke his back and pat him on the side
The things he would do filled my heart with pride
He watched my house and my family too
He was always there to look over you
Never my house did I have to lock
A bark and a growl at the very first knock

Unconditional love is what he gave to me
From the look in his eye it was all you could see
Sometimes I'd yell "be quiet, lay down"
He'd lay in the corner and not make a sound
As he grew old and couldn't get around
I forgot how he'd greet me with a leap and a bound

Soon came the time he could no longer stand on his own
I picked him up and carried him to see God's home
On the way there I remembered all the good years
I looked at my friend through all of my tears

I told him I loved him
Soon the pain would be gone
I did the hardest thing
I ever have done

I went the last mile
I was there to the end
I know now why they called him
"Our Family's Best Friend"

In Loving Memory of ROCKY
Our Protector - Our Friend

Rest in Peace My Friend
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 09:03 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all the amazing times. To quote Dr Seuss "don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

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It is such a difficult situation to deal with....

I know you understand you did it all for the proper and honorable reasons....still doesn't make it any easier.

Don't kick was a selfless gesture for your best of friends.

Take care,

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 09:50 PM
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Sometimes the most loving and unselfish thing you can do is also the most painful and heartbreaking…..because you're doing what you know is best for your canine friend….but you also know it will break your heart….but you choose a broken heart over continued pain/suffering for your best friend…….You are taking the bullet for your buddy. Time heals.
I'm so sorry you're mourning tonight. Rocky will be waiting at the rainbow bridge (I need to believe that…and I do).

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Mos, your tribute to your beloved Rocky has brought tears to my eyes. This shows us that you were truly loved by Rocky. Cherish the memories. Deb

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-15-2015, 10:55 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss of Rocky. He sure has loving eyes looking at you in that picture. That is a wonderful tribute. Rest in peace Rocky. Peace to you.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-16-2015, 12:00 AM
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Sorry for your loss,Rocky was a great looking boy.
You did what was best for him,it shows just how much you loved him.
My thoughts are with you.
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I am sorry for your loss Rest in Peace Rocky...

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-16-2015, 09:28 AM
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My family had a Rottie named Rocky. He passed away 3 years ago I miss him and often think of how how he would have loved to meet Tiger. That's a great quote from gsdsar. I'm sorry for your loss

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