8.13.2012

Man's Best Friend {Rocky's Birthday}

picking up Rocky to come home with us....

first nap....






How about a little walk down memory lane this Monday morning?

A little over 5 years ago, Billy made my puppy dreams come true 
when I said "I want that one!" and we agreed to make the 6 hour drive to Kentucky
to pick up the runt of the litter and our now sweet little boy, Rocky.

Billy had no idea how much he would come to love this little fur ball.
I knew and was obsessed just seeing pictures of him.

For the first few months of his life, my friends and family thought Rocky was unable to walk
because all you'd ever see is me holding him all the time. They'd say "why don't you let him down?" Well, because I just wanted to squeeze him all the time, geez. Back off. ;)

Rocky learned the command "give me a kiss", before he learned the words "sit" or "shake".
He still knows it better. That's just how it is.

It's absolutely crazy to me how much you can love a dog. 
Today is Rocky's 5th birthday and honestly, it's hard for us to imagine our life without him in it. He has been there when we got engaged, when we bought our first home, when we got married, and waits for us in the window everyday when we are about to get home from work.

We love Rocky so incredibly much and because his mommy loves to make 
extra big deals of birthdays-he is getting a week long celebration.
Call me a crazy dog mom all you want, but everyday this week I'm going to set out to
do something that Rocky loves. We often get mixed up in our everyday routines with our friends and family, but our dogs? They only have us. Everyday they wait for us to come home, to spend time with us, and they make us smile - no matter what.

I imagine lots of peanut butter in his bowl, extra kisses, bones galore, new pink toys to be chewed up, and a cute little cake tonight just for him.

*One last thing. Sometime last year I shared this story. 
Today I want to share it again in case some of you haven't read it yet {click on "this story" for link}. 
Dogs truly are a mans best friend, and that is exactly what Rocky is to us.

Happy birthday peanut. We love you
....and a long walk is coming your way soon!



34 comments

  1. Oh my gosh. That first picture of Rocky with you is SOO cute!!! He's so tiny :)

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  2. Happy Birthday Rocky! :)

    I love everything about this - crazy puppy moms unite!

    Marianna
    Delightfully Dunn

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  3. Happy Happy Birthday to Rocky! I am happy that people are just as crazy about their dog/dogs as I am! They are a true blessing to us! Hope he enjoys his birthday week, which I know he will!!!

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  4. I love a good "pet" story.. so given today's blog post, I couldn't help but share this story/photo that has gone viral from northern MN:

    http://www.twincities.com/life/ci_21273909/this-man-picture-is-worth-thousand-words-so

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  5. Happy birthday handsome boy!!

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  6. Rocky is SO CUTE and I totally understand your feelings :) What would we do without our doggies? Happy birthday little feller!

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  7. So sweet! Happy Birthday Rocky!!! :)

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  8. My heart just melted 10 times (one time for every pic in this post) Gosh I just LOVE him so much!!! Seriously-I talk about him like he's my own. My friends and family think I'm borderline nuts but what's new?

    Awww!!! Can't WAIT for him to get the package!!! It's even labeled SPECIFICALLY to him (Mr. Rocky Krysh...to be exact). You're going to DIE.

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  9. And this is just to say I left 3 comments on your post today.


    BUH BYE

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  10. oh shizz,,,it didn't post #2 where I said I think I need a pom in my life...liiiiike yesterday. Rocky needs a gf.

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  11. Awww such a sweet post! Happy birthday Rocky! You are the CUTEST!

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  12. so sweet & cute!! Happy Birthday Rocky!

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  13. That first pic = I DIE!

    OMG I WANT HIM NOWWWWW

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  14. So cute! Happy birthday Rocky!! :)

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  15. Happy Birthday, Rocky! He is such a stud!

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  16. You are totally a crazy dog momma and I LOVE IT!! :) Rocky is the cutest, I'd be crazy for him too!!!! Happy Bdayyy!!!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Rocky! Everyone should know the love of a dog; there's nothing like it!

    And as for the dog story, oh my word. Tears, abundantly! So sweet and good!

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  18. He is adorable! Happy birthday, Rocky!

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  19. I thee Belle Xenos...take thee Rocky Krysh to be my lawfully wedded husband.

    :)

    Happy birthday my soon to be son in law.

    :)

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  20. Happy birthday rocky! Such a cute lil ball of fluff :)

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  21. Rocky is adorable!! Reggie says Happy Birthday!! ;) And for the record-my dog is my baby! I would be lost without my little shadow. :) Hope Rocky has a great birthday week!

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  22. I can't wait to have a puppy of my own (hopefully one as cute as yours). I just need to convince my boyfriend to get a small dog, he wants a lab.

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  23. Happy Birthday little Rocky! I love that he is so loved!

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  24. AW! Baby Rocky pictures make my heart happy! Happy Bday little dude! Lily sends her love ;)

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  25. cute doggie!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  26. fur babies make life BETTER!!

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  27. Happy Birthday Rocky!!

    absolutely LOVE your outfit in the last picture! Where is your skirt from?!

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