Goodbye Sweet Rocket: The end of a dog’s tale

Due to complications from an infected back paw, my mom had to make the difficult decision to put down her dog Rocket, a dog that I grew up with and was Chloe’s (foster) ‘sister’ dog.  Honestly, I believed that she would outlive my 3-legged goofball, even though she was only a few months older.  Life doesn’t always turn out how you expect, so its important to appreciate every moment.  To honor her memory, I put a little tribute video together of every digital photo/video I could find of her and many are with Chloe.

We love you Rocket and we know that you are in a better, pain free, place.

I will remember you Rocket.
I will remember the time when you and Chloe first met,
how you became ‘sisters’, and took on the role of the bossy older one.
I will remember all the times I took you and Chloe to the dog park,
how you loved meeting other dogs and drooling all over the place (and my pants).
I will remember how you HATED walking on grass or dirt and preferred to walk on pavement,
even though you were a dog and dogs are supposed to love getting dirty.
I will remember how gentle you were with my brother’s mischievous cat
who always liked to play-attack your legs and tail, but you never fought back.
I will remember how you eventually discovered ‘squirrels’ and ‘lizards’
were animals worth trying to chase.
I will remember how you always loved being around you sister Chloe,
even when we came home to visit and all couches were Chloe’s to take.
I will remember all the walks we took, the adventures we had, how sweet you were,
and how you will be missed by us all.
I will remember you Rocket.

How do you like to remember a lost beloved pet?

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5 thoughts on “Goodbye Sweet Rocket: The end of a dog’s tale

  1. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. My parents had to put down their second dog in December, very unexpectedly. It is so hard to lose a pet. For me, looking at photos and telling stories helps. I’ll be thinking of you all ❤

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