To my dearest Rocco,
Words fail me to describe the hole I feel in my heart. Two days ago you were healthy, snuggly and full of life. I still am hoping to pinch myself awake and have this all be a really bad dream. But I know it's not, because the house is so quiet. The room is empty here without you constantly by my side. I so loved your company, holding you like a rockstar would and how you were the epitome of a lap dog which kept me warm on cold winter days. You allowed me to be your mommy this past year, it was a crazy year in which you taught me about the amazing world of having a dog as a friend. Training you wasn't easy, but I wouldn't take back a day. Just two short days ago I looked at you with admiring eyes, you had come so far. I adored your endless energy, I loved our walks together.
As I wipe my tears from my cheeks - which don't seem to run out, I see your little paw prints on my wood floor. I can't bear to put your food bowls away, your leash is hanging up, ready for us to go for a walk. I miss you little buddy. You'll always have a special place in my heart. Thank you for bringing joy to our family, for letting the girls dress you up like a girl, for never leaving my side...
You were the best little yappy dog a girl could ever ask for.
I have never been good with good-bye's, so I'll see you later...
Rocco Scoobie Clark
December 24, 2008 - March 30, 2010