7.08.2011

I miss you, Rock

If you follow me on Twitter, then you know that our family dog passed away last Thursday morning. (and I want to thank you all SO much for your kind words, I love you all)

Our boston terrier, Rocky has been a part of our family since I was 12 years old.


I went to my dad's house on Thursday after work, and I thought it'd be easy to "stay strong" for my dad. I was wrong.. the minute I walked in the house and Rocky didn't greet me at the door and it was quiet was when the tears started coming.

He was honestly the best dog we've ever had, the most loyal dog. He knew when you were upset or hurting. He'd just lay by you when he knew you needed someone.


My dad told him everyday that he was his best friend, and that's the truth too. Our lives wouldn't be the same without Rocky, especially my dad's. I know it might sound silly, but Rocky was all my dad had at one point. When my dad was lonely, Rocky never left his side.


I know I shouldn't be upset. I should be grateful that he's no longer suffering. I shouldn't be selfish, but I miss his hyper personality. The way he barks and especially the way his nose is smooshed in and because of that he would walk around the house snorting.

Thanks for being such a good dog to us all these years and showing us so much love!


RIP little brother, I'll miss you!

17 comments:

tara said...

This breaks my heart, Amber! Pets really are a member of the family and its so hard to lose them!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

Aww so sorry about your puppy! Our family dog is getting slow and old right now (she's a BIG black lab and turned 13 in February), so I know she'll be leaving us soon. Crazy how pets become such a part of our family!

Thinking of you! xo

Mrs. Monologue said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I couldn't even imagine, they really are such an integral part of our lives.

Puggle is sending lots of kisses and wiggles your way today.

moderndaywife said...

I am so sorry to hear about your pup :-( Sending lots of thoughts & prayers your way xoxo

Rebekah said...

I am so sorry! I haven't ever put down a dog, but I can only imagine. Praying for you!

meghan said...

Oh, Amber. I'm so sorry. I didn't know. I must have missed it. It must be so hard, and I hope everything is okay. :( I'm thinking about you and your dad.

Heather said...

Awww, I teared up reading this! I definitely know that a puppy can be a best friend and I am so sorry Rocky has moved on. I hope you are able to remember all of the joy he brought you though!

Nicole said...

truthfully, yes he isn't hurting anymore, but it's ok to be sad, upset and miss him! Pets are basically another family member and it's like losing one of them! I'm so sorry and I know that doesn't do anything, but I truly am!

Meagan said...

:( I missed this on twitter! So sorry for your loss! I had a cat for 20 years that was my soul mate. My dad has had a dog for 7 years that is his best friend and I'm seriously scared for when he dies. Animals are the best!

Heather said...

Awww, honey I'm so sorry. It's soooo incredibly hard to lose a pet, they truly are family.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry Amber. Pets are family just like any person would be. My heart goes out to you and your family. xoxoxo

JessRaquel said...

I'm so sorry girl, it's always hard to lose a pet. I always grieve harder over my pets then people, is that wrong?

Sonishka said...

Hi Amber, Im sorry to hear about your dog. I know how painful it can get. I lost dogs since i was a kid and I cried for the first one for 5 years. I saw you on ladybloggers and wanted to say hi.

[SMASH] said...

So sad. I sent you my Twitter condolences. Losing a pet is so hard... We lost our chihuahua mix a few months ago. :(

coffeerocketfairytale said...

So sorry for your loss, Amber. I believe everyone who passes away will be waiting somewhere looking down on us. I once read somewhere that our loved once shine down to us as stars on the night-blue sky and maybe that's what Rocky is doing now, too.
Stopping by fromt he LBS, by the way and I hope despite your loss you have a nice weekend.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, I feel so bad for you and your dad. I really hope he's ok. It's hard to lose a pet that you've had for so long.

Meg O. said...

I am a firm believer that pets are more than just animals - they're family! I'm so sorry for your loss, Amber. Rocky sounds like he was an amazing fur-brother.

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