Rocky, Rocket Budwiser was a happy dog who lived a long, happy life.
On August 24, 2011, Rocky our 13 year old Golden Retriever, had a mishap.
Somehow he partly slipped down the steep embankment at the back of our home while reaching for some tasty blades of grass. At least that’s what we think happened.
A neighbor (for whom we are so thankful) saw him struggling to get back up, and helped him, but… the effort was too much for Rocky’s heart.
He passed away within the next 15 minutes as we held him in our arms and told him how much we loved him.
Rocky had arthritis in his rear knees which left him with little strength in his back end.
Other than that, he was in “good shape for an old dog”, our friend the vet told us just last week.
We buried him in the field at the farm where we have our garden. It seemed appropriate.
He loved the farm, the horses, the sheep and the chickens.
We remember him as alert and engaging, loving and gentle, sweet and smart.
For those of you who left him treats when dropping off courier packages, or newspapers…he felt special and watched for you. Thank you.
Rocky loved much and was much loved.
We miss you Rockster.
Rocky was included in many of my paintings.