Rocky the dog and his family need your support. After losing a battle with aggressive cancer, Rocky is in his final days. Please help his family cover final medical costs to ease some of their hardship.
Rocky has a terribly aggressive cancer. It was decided that it was best not to operate on him at the onset, and his family has been keeping him comfortable and happy in his final months. His mom has been speaking to us and keeping us informed on how he's doing. He is so kind and gentle that his best friend is his sweet 4-year-old human sister. How can you not root for an animal who brings so much kindness and joy? Today it seems, he has taken a down-hill turn. His human mom will make the right choice for him and be with him in his final moments. His family, and especially his human sister, will have a hard time struggling with this loss, but they will overcome with love in their hearts and your support.
We've spent so much time on the phone with his mom, that it feels like Rocky is our own. If possible, and with your help and generosity, we would like to cover his remaining palliative care and final costs including returning his ashes to the family. If you can make a small donation to help offer comfort during this incredibly hard time, we would be forever grateful.
Please donate today to help ease breaking hearts.
After his brave fight with cancer, Rocky has gone over the rainbow bridge. Your support during this difficult time has meant the world to his family.
Rocky's mom prepared this beautiful obituary:
Rocky died peacefully, alongside his mom of nearly 13 years, Monday, June 17th, under the care of The Animal Doctor. Rocky was adopted by his mother and father, JoAnna and Yubine, on October, 2006, and quickly became a dog legends are made of. Rocky arrived in our home with the ability to not only sit, but also "give paw." Being able to destroy any gate, door handle or trim and molding in his way, Rocky quickly began building loving relationships with all those who came in contact with him, whether it be a new vet, or whoever's house he found his way to for an uninvited romp. A lover of couches and blankets, Rocky had many hobbies. Some of Rocky's favorite activities included barking at things not there, cuddling alongside you, swimming, chew sticks, steal your food, licking your lotion, taking over his mother's bed, licking his butt, acting like a spazz when it was time to be fed, and trying to figure out who exactly was "the good boy." In his spare time, Rocky dreamt violently, thrashing his legs, presumably chasing dastardly felines or squirrels who dared enter his dreams. The quickest way to Rocky's heart was with a quality scratch of his ears, food and more food and a rub of his belly. Rocky will be greatly missed by many, but none more so than his mom. Through thick and thin, she loved him with all her heart, and though the pain she feels without him is great, it in no way would compare to having never had him in her life. Besides his mother and father, Rocky leaves behind a sisters, Ella, princess and shakira.
Today Rocky is enjoying this beautiful day on earth with his best human friend.
It looks like it might be time to say goodbye to sweet Rocky, who has been living with inoperable cancer. His mother has made an appointment for him tomorrow, and if the veterinarian agrees, she will say goodbye. As much as she loves Rocky, his quality of life is so important to her. Please send prayers and positive thoughts.
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