Today we made a hard decision but the best one for Rocky and helped him cross the rainbow bridge. Rocky started to really decline in April and we knew this might be the last summer we had with him so we did what any crazy bulldog family does and tried to make it the best one for him. We loaded up our 3 kids and 2 bulldogs and took them to northern Minnesota to live in our 5th wheel for 2 months. This is the best thing we could have ever done for Rocky. He traded a hot Texas summer where he only would have enjoyed the outdoors from a window for 75 degree days where he spent each day outside. He dug in the dirt with the kids and enjoyed campfires almost daily. Even though he enjoyed it he continued to decline. Last week we realized that we could no longer control his pain and give him comfort and made the decision to assist him in his crossing. We have taken the last week to prepare our family for today and this morning before we left our 3 year little girl asked us if we were taking Rocky to Heaven, We simply replied with “Yes sweet girl we are.” Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting him come home to us when he returned to rescue.
That’s right… it was a whirlwind week for this precious boy. We drove all the way to New Orleans last Wednesday and now he’s been reunited with his original foster parents who are now his furever parents! This one hits home to us. It’s always hard to let foster dogs go at the time of adoption. We genuinely get so close caring for these babies. Then, if they come back into rescue, and it’s almost like you second guess yourself when you let them go originally. But I know Rocky will live out his senior years with this loving family. Happy trails, Rocky
We recently took the long trip to New Orleans to pick up Rocky, as he needed to be surrendered back to us. He had been adopted back in 2014. Once Rocky made it to his foster home, the Meza foster house spa treatment began with two baths. Rocky has a sweet personality. This guy was described to have poor eyesight and hearing issues. Come to find out after the spa treatments, he can see very well and just needed his ears addressed. He has a vet visit coming up on Wednesday and we are praying for good news. Rocky hasn’t shown any aggressive behavior, unless provoked to defend himself. He has some paralysis in his right rear leg 😞 It takes him 10-20 seconds to get going, but it doesn’t phase him one bit. I would say he is great in cars because the drive back was 8 hours. Because of that trip, I can say he loves Chick-Fil-A nuggets, waffle fries and vanilla soft serve. He is a senior looking to spend his retirement in a moderate to calm household.