Rocket

Rocket "Tails" of 1 and 2.0

Dec. 16th, 2002: A beagle from the Williamson County Animal Shelter, the staff already named Rocket, was adopted. For 12.5 years he was part of the family and entertained us all with his adventures. Rocket was more than a dog, he was family, a friend and companion. Rocket became a visitation and registered Therapy service animal and brought smiles to so many. His charm, personality and smile won the hearts of anyone that met him. From hiking, jet ski and car rides, to sitting at the table for 4th of July picnics, you might think he was almost human. 

June 29th, 2015: Not feeling well, surgery was required and my loving Rocket lost an unknown battle to cancer and I made the decision to let him stay asleep. I can't thank Williamson County Animal Hospital enough. Dr. Shaun Reynolds, Dr. Michael Rader, Karen, Becca, and Tara and the rest for the LOVING & QUALITY staff cared for Rocket for 12.5 years. Littlest Angels offered comfort during post care. I later received a LETTER OF RECOGNITION from University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine - Office of Dean James P. Thompson honoring Rocket thanks to WCAH.

Christmas 2015: The 1st ever tree in my house “The ROCKET TREE" adorned with his squeak toys instead of some generic plastic ornaments topped with his collar and tags was erected.

A true emptiness was felt but encouragement from Dr. Shaun during a friendly visit June 29th, 2016 about rescue programs… “When the time was right you'll know …”

AND THEN...
June 29th, 2017: The 2 year anniversary of losing Rocket, I surfed the same shelter and the 1st dog I see…a little beagle about 2 years old. He had already (again) been named “Rocket” by the shelter.

COULD IT BE?? WHAT??  HOW?! I HAVE TO KNOW HIS STORY!!!!!! 

"Ring Ring" went my office phone and what I heard next was "he's adorable, do you want him? We close at 6 get here NOW!  He was just put up for adoption today.”

One of the kindest acts someone ever did was put him up for adoption, and with Juan giving me the push, God giving me the signs, and his wet nose in my lap, I could not say no...

Now referred to as Rocket 2.0, he was found as a stray, came home, and strangely enough he is exhibiting similar characteristics as Rocket 1 did ....and the stories begin

... or does the ROCKET story continue?!

The same shelter, the same breed, the same name given by the Williamson Co Animal Shelter all on the 2 year anniversary of losing my Rocket I found my Rocket.

My thoughts were: " Baily Baily Baily /Boss Dog" ( A Dogs Purpose)...who knows…

 

Vida

My beloved yorkie Vida was my best friend and loving companion from April of 2004 till June 2016 when she went to the Rainbow Bridge.
I miss her everyday but know I will see her again someday. She brought love and fun and joy into my life everyday and I still feel her in my heart.

Thank you and I will always love you sweet Vida ️ <3

Thor

I spent the last 14 years loving, adoring, and needing this sweet boy of mine. I grew up with him and he watched me become a bratty teenager, a mother, and many more. I thought my heart would know how to prepare itself for goodbye. But the truth is, goodbye is the hardest part. I miss your tail wagging when I would walk through the door. I miss the way your head would fall into my lap when you just knew I was sad. Thor, you were the most loving, smartest, and sweetest dog I have ever had and my heart will forever ache for you. You were my best friend for 14 years and your loss will take a lifetime to recover from. I know you're waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge and I can't wait to see you again one day! 

Tiny

We are very grateful for the loving care that you provided for Tiny. When it came time to say goodbye, Dr. Rader and the staff were very compassionate. Tiny made a great impact on our lives, and with your contribution she is continuing to make a difference. Again, thank you so very much.

Ross and Kelly