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Rocco's Journey Through Cancer

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Rocco's Journey Through Cancer

For Rocco

February 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Feeling inspired last night when I looked up from my work to where Rocco would wait for me to finish.

Ended up writing this.

Miss you buddy.

Not just a Dog

Yes, I was a dog, but I was also so much more.
I was a friend, a nurse, a comedian,
Your greeter at the door.

BBQ pal, Forest Ranger, chasing all the squirrels,
A friendly neighbourhood pooch who played with all the boys and girls.

Snuggle buddy, off-leash champ, hide and seek king,
Gate keeper at the door when I heard the doorbell ring.

Protector and solider, winner of best smile,
A true family man, that was just my loyal style.

From four legs to three, you loved me just the same.
Cancer got me in the end, so please don’t take the blame.

Don’t be sad that I am gone now because I’m better now, I’m free.
Running around happily, healthy as can be!

I’m also very lucky and let me tell you why,
I still get to be all of those things plus your angel in the sky.

So you see I’m not just a dog,
I’m lots of things now with an important task to do.
I’ll wait here at the bridge,
Until the day I get to smile again with you!

R.I.P Rocco,

Forever in our hearts.



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3 Comments so far ↓

  • rikntracy

    That’s so beautiful. We are wishing you peace. You and Rocco were so blessed to have each other!

    Tracy and Zato💓

  • benny55


    Thank you for sharing more of who Rocco is with us. You expressed the essence of his Soul with every heartfelt word.

    No, that piece of crap disease could not rouch Rocco’s Soul or his loving Spirit! Rocco will always be the Rocco you described in this wonderful tribute.

    I knkw Rocco will make his presence known to you and may have already done so. Sometimes they’re having such a good time at the Bridge that it takes them awhile to “visit”! He will though, so pay attention!

    Please continue to share more photos and stories avout MAGNIFICENT ROCCO!

    Love and hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • jerry

    Wow what a beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing it with us. Your love for Rocco, and his for you, shines so brightly in your beautiful prose.

    If you write more we would love to read your work.

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