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My beloved Bichon had died suddenly and as much as I love the breed I didn't want another so soon. No one could match my Courtney and it didn't seem fair to the new dog to compare it to her. So, went to Petfinder.com and there I found the sweetest little dog (Shih Tzu/Poodle mix) who was currently in a dog pound - the title over his picture was, "must be adopted or will be euthanized". We just couldn't have that happen. What is it, you can see pictures of hundreds of dogs, but, then you strike one and something just clicks in your heart. It was a good hour drive to get there and when I arrived - no dog. He had gotten into a fight with an Akita (now mind you Rocky is only 13 pounds) and his eye was bitten. The volunteer that had taken his to one vet drove in - and the doctor told her to take him to an veterinary Opthamologist. As the kennel was closing, she said she knew of another vet and I hopped into the car and we were off. It was the first time I saw him in the fur. He was a mess. His eye was bulging out and i was scared he's loose it. Well, we got to the vet (an Equine Veterinarian) who had promptly sewed the eye back into the socket. When he was making out the billing, he asked, "What's his name?" the volunteer said "he's just been adopted" and just as quickly I said, "his name is Rocky!
Most people think it's after the fighter or a squirrel. But, I know it's because we had such a rocky start. And, as it turned out, he is quite a proud, little champion.
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