Memories of Rocky
Rocky. We found you at petsmart on 11/17/2008. We left, turned around, came back and guarded the pet adoption office door for 45 minutes to be the first to get you when the staff arrived. You took our hearts that day and have had them ever since. Your whopping two pound adorable body was sick from the start. First a parasite, then an upper respitory infection. When that was gone we thought we lost you to Bartonella, but thankfully after 21 days of anti-biotics, you were through the woods, gaining weight, playing with your brother Bear (aka chunk). This past June, we thought for sure it was Bartonella again.... how wrong we were. We never expected to hear the heart breaking news that you were in kidney failure. The ultra sound showed your kidneys never formed correctly and we were told you had weeks, maybe months, but not years left to live. I hope you know dad and I did EVERYTHING we could possibly do to make you feel better and pray that you would be with us for awhile longer. It was a beautiful 4 months our little sunshine of happiness.
We lost you 3 days shy to a year since adopting you. We had your 1 year birthday party, along with your brother Bear this past September. You have no idea of how much, love, joy and laughs you have given us. There were a lot of hard times but we promised to stay by your side. We may have lost you physically but you are alive in our hearts, still here at home with Bear. We hope you did not suffer long.
We will miss you running down the stairs and greeting us. We miss your headbutts, your flutters, your chirps. We will miss how you arched your back when you wanted loves and I will miss your meows that sounded like you were saying mom. Bear looks for you, but don't worry, he is almost bald now from being hugged and kissed.
Rocky, we love and miss you soooo much.
11/21/09 - Rocky it has been one week today since we had to let you go. Our hearts are still shattered into a million tiny pieces. We think about you everyday and we always will. Bear misses you.
11/25/09 - Rocky, we brought you home today where you belong. We picked a spot next to your cat angel so you can be with us always. We were not sure how we would feel when they handed you to us in your little white box, it was relief, even excitement, knowing we were bringing you home. We wish we could touch you and smell you again, hear you. There was a lot of mixed emotions. We think of you everyday. We love you "little".
11/25/2009 - Hi little buddy, it's dad, just wanted to type you a little something. I hope you know how much we still love you and miss you. I still feel bad about everything and wonder, even though we know, we made the right choice. Then I remember the promise we made to you on the first day, that we would always take care of you and do what was right for YOU, not us. Well, like your mom said, we brought you home today. I feel much more at ease knowing you are home with us and you never have to leave again. I hope you are having fun with all the other little fur babies romping and playing in the fields. We love you "peanut".
12/10/09 - We are thinking of you today, as always. We brought you a Christmas tree and a present. Your brother still looks for you. We love and miss you so much.
12/25/09 - Merry Christmas our little sunshine.
04/11/10 - Rocky - I have been thinking about you as always. It is spring now and I know how much you loved sitting in the windows looking at bugs and birds. Dad and I sit at the counter and give you kisses. We love you and miss you. Wait for us my little sunshine of happiness.
06-30-10 - Hi little sunshine. The days keep going by, I still look at your pictures all the time. The birds and bugs are still here and the sunshine comes through the windows lighting up the floor where you would sleep. I think we might be running out of room with our messages. My little Rocky...I/we love and miss you. I promise I will never forget you and will always rescue/adopt the animals that need love, like we did you. Don't worry, your chunk of a brother Bear is good, he now has his little sister, Blu, who I swear is part of you coming back. She is so much like you, it is amazing and comforting. Dad and I will always give you endless kisses and can still feel your headbutts. I will look for you. So will dad.
06-30-10 - Hi peanut, it's dad. I just wanted to say hello and let you know I was thinking of you (as always). I hope you are having fun with Jordie and all the other little fur babies. I just wanted you to know how much I miss you and I can still feel your rubs and headbutts. I will write to you again soon, I love you.
08-03-10 - Oh, our little sunshine. I have been thinking about you often, the dates have come and gone when you were in the hospital and then came home. I just covered your little white box with a million kisses. I dont want to be negative on this site or for my special words to you, but sadness grabs my heart. I want to tell you the joys/positives from our short time together...dad and I have learned so much about kidney failure and how we could help someone else cope, especially at such a young age.... we have found your little sister Blu, like I said before, she reminds us SO MUCH of you. I am active in animal rescues and donations. Rocky, I look at your pictures everyday and I honestly can say, I feel comfort. I wish-wish-wish... hope-hope-hope... to see you again. You are the specialist of special ;), and have touched many hearts in this family. We love you. I wonder if all the animals can see us sometimes, the human turmoil we can create ourselves. I believe you will wait for us, as we will look for you. I also believe you know to look for others that are sick and know their time may be coming. Please run and greet them.
08-04-10 - Hi little buddy, it's dad. I have been thinking about you a lot lately also. Sometimes I think I can hear you fluttering. I would give anything to see, hear and touch you one more time but I know you are in a better place. I miss you very much. It is hard for me to type to you because it brings a swirl of emotions. But after I do feel better, so I will try to write to you more. Please don't think that I have forgotten you because that will never happen I promise. As I write this I look at your picture and my eyes fill with tears but there is some comfort knowing you are close by. Anyway I just wanted to say hello and I/we will write again soon. Love you
9-5-2010 - We miss you little sunshine.
11-14-2010 - Little Rocky, our sunshine, burst of light, warrior, it has been a year today that dad and I had to drive to the vet and put you to bed. I get mad because i've blocked a lot out already, but in the silence I can see and smell everything. We are at peace because you are at peace. Magrge died in September and I know she was coming to look for you, along with her family and other fur babies (Jordie, Rex, Rocky, JP, Charlie, Muffin,Barney and Butter)..... You would be just 3 days away from the first day we adopted you on Nov 17th 2008.
2-16-11 - Our little sunshine. Never forgotten and now Bobbi is with you, along with all the others. "Smooch" a billion trillion times.
10-23-11- Hi Rocky. Life is moving on and boy I can tell you are still here, Blu knows you are. She will knock your picture down with her paw and then bite the angel that I took from Bobbi when she passed. So either we have our "spit fire" or one very smart female kitty cat. You are never forgotten our little sunshine of happiness. We have had so many bad storms up here and all the animals are in trouble. Wish we could take them all in and protect them. We love you little Rocky, our fur baby times a trillion. Look for us, look after us, we will do the same. Love, Mom and Dad.
10-26-12 - Hi little sunshine. Guess what.... We rescued a sister for you, Bear and Blu. I know you helped bringing our new little Bailee here. She too sits near your picture and angel. Rocky sunshine of happiness, you have changed our lives forever and helped us love all creatures more than we already did. xoxoxoxoxo. Look for us, look after us, we will look for you and will see you again my little pancake syrup of happiness.
11/16/13 - Hi little Rocky. You are not forgotten. Bear, Blu and Bailee are with us as you are in our hearts. I still see your shadows. We love you little sunshine.
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