Rocket was born at the Calgary Humane Society on September 9, 1993. I don’t know what happened to his siblings nor his mom for he left the shelter at 8 weeks old to live a happy life with us. When Rocket was 4 yrs old, Comet (his brother) came to our home as a puppy. Though they were not of the same kind, they were inseparable. Rocket was the leader and Comet the follower. Rocket developed many health issues in his last 4 yrs. They were all manageable including diabetes and kidney issues until it was cancer that finally took him.
I wrote this for Rocket if I may:
To my beloved Rocket:
I want to thank you for loving me, for being there for me. I was blessed to have had your love for 19 yrs 1 month 12 days… I always thank you for allowing me into your life and for changing mine… Thank you for spending your life with me… for being you my handsome Rocket! KNOW THAT I WILL FOREVER LOVE YOU AND THAT I WILL FOREVER MISS YOU… MY HEART IS NOW BROKEN AND IT WON’T BE COMPLETE UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
Mom… and of course Dad and Comet
In Memory of Rocket: September 9, 1993 – October 21, 2012