Quantcast

Good bye to an old friend

Help Support Brothers of Briar:

D.L.Ruth

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 3, 2018
Messages
1,575
Reaction score
26
Location
NC
Yesterday we had to say good bye to our great dog Rocko. My wife rescued him,  while I was on my first deployment 14 years ago, so she wasn't alone in the house. We don't know exactly how old he was when she got him but they said around 3 or 4 so he made it to about 17 or 18 years old. He became i huge part of our lives and has lived in 6 states with us and traveled cross country with us multiple times. Everyone who met him fell in love with him, there were even times that we would have trouble picking him up from the groomer because they just didn't want to give him back.


 

Blackhorse

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Council Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2010
Messages
10,628
Reaction score
19
Losing a member of your family is the hardest thing.  Condolences. It sounds like you gave him a good life...and vice versa.
 

ftrplt

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 15, 2007
Messages
2,909
Reaction score
8
Losing our furry friends is tough :cry: Rocko had a wonderful life. Well-cared for and loved by his humans!!FTRPLT
 

Brewdude

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Council Member
Joined
May 4, 2011
Messages
12,755
Reaction score
21
It's always sad when a furry family member leaves. I feel your pain.

:cry:


Cheers,

RR
 

Stick

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 19, 2014
Messages
3,727
Reaction score
20
Location
Blighty
Sorry to learn of your loss Mr Ruth. Sounds like Rocko had a good tour too.

Warmest thoughts,

No cheers.
 

Timbo

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 18, 2015
Messages
1,205
Reaction score
1
Sad news indeed, my condolences to you and your family. Sounds like he had a great life with you.
 

BriarPipeNYC

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 26, 2018
Messages
61
Reaction score
0
I have two dogs. Both, bring joy and their own special peace into our lives. One, the rescued Pitty is the sweetest dog, and wouldn't bite you if you set her on fire. Abused terribly in her early life, she is grateful for any love given to her. Both are affectionate, and members of the family. Both will be missed.

I dread that day.

Condolences for the loss that cannot be replaced. But, you'll meet again.
 

RSteve

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 9, 2008
Messages
168
Reaction score
26
For a dog to have such a long life, he must have been very happy and treated well.
 

pepesdad1

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
2,534
Reaction score
4
Dogs are the best people I know. We have had 4 rescues and they were a blessing to both me and my wife. We just rescued a 12 year old Yorkie whom no one seemed to want because of her age. Being old ourselves, we understand and decided to adopt her...she is a total delight, sleeps in the bed and eats what we eat (unless it is something that we know she shouldn't have). Dogs give an unconditional love that you will never find in humans.
 

Mikem

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 14, 2007
Messages
1,424
Reaction score
3
Location
Sullivan Indiana
Sorry to hear about your loss. I know how easy it is for pets to become part of the family ans so missed when gone. My condolences to you and your wife.
 

JPatrick

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 25, 2013
Messages
88
Reaction score
0
I'm truly sorry for your loss. I offer my sincere condolences to your family. I lost my best friend "Drake" two years ago. Drake and I were the best friends for 17 years. I still mourn his passing.
It's truly amazing the love we can give and receive from our feline and canine companions.
 

kxg

Well-known member
Joined
May 16, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
7
Sorry for your loss. Our animals bring a friendship like no other.
 
Top