Rocky's Memorial Campaign

Thank you for visiting my memorial page. Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. Please join me in celebrating their life and pay tribute by making a donation to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life.

Rocky was my best friend. When I was seven years old, my loving parents brought home the best friend anyone could ever ask for. He was sweet, loving, playful, and not to mention absolutely adorable. I am now 20, and sadly my best friend passed away about a month ago and has now crossed the rainbow bridge. When my parents first got him for me, I was getting over the death of my grandfather, who had been my best friend until then. I was hesitant to accept Rocky into my heart, but with a face like his it was unavoidable. He won me over quickly. As time passed, and I slowly grew up, this dog stood by me through everything, from abusive relationships to deaths in the family to depression so bad I was hospitalized this dog was always there for me. As he got older, he began to slow down. He was the runt of the litter when we got him so we knew it was only a matter of time before the inevitable came to. About two months ago, Rocky stopped eating and couldn't keep food down very well. He stopped playing and was depressed more frequently than ever before. My family and I took him to the vet only to find out he had a tumor the size of my fist pressing on his spleen. There was nothing we could do to save him. We prolonged his life as long as we could but he lost about 8 to 10 pounds quickly and no matter what we tried either would not eat or would throw up what he did eat. I knew it was time. As the vet comforted me, I couldn't help but think why. I held my Rocky until his last breath. I felt him go. I have never been through something so traumatic and difficult as that. I cried and refused to let him go until finally my mom sweetly coaxed me to leave the vets office. The last thing I told my baby was that I love him. That's all he needed to know then. As time has slowly passed, I realize that I could not have asked for a getter friend, baby, and companion than Rocky. I decided that in his honor and remembrance I would create a page to help other dogs have a happy and loving life like he did. All animals deserve to be loved and happy and healthy in their lives like he was. I can't think of a better way to remember him by than this. If you or anyone you know could donate anything to this cause, it would be in memory of my baby as well. So much hope can be found in good people and it starts with someone just like you. 

 Thank you.

Sam F.


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