Sunday, January 14, 2018

Rocky Joe–One Year Later

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2018 has started out very quietly at our house. We’ve been enjoying our home and not really doing very much of anything.

20171119_125549(2)It’s hard to believe that Rocky has been a part of our lives for a year already. It’s amazing what food, good vet care and especially love can do. He is definitely Jim’s velcro dog. He won’t let anybody lift him except Jim, and that includes me. He will sit on my lap if Jim’s isn’t available, but I let him jump up by himself.

He has a bad heart murmur and is on medication for that. Scooter died because of a heart murmur so we know what to expect as time goes on. We just hope he can be with for a few more years. He will be fourteen in February. The pain medication we have him on has made all the difference in the world with his arthritis.


He still invades Skittlez space but she enjoys being snuggled up next to him. If Jim is home this doesn’t happen very often because Rock is always in Jim’s lap or following him from room to room.

We have gone to lunch a couple of times – once with Paula and another time with Toni and Doug.

We also made a one day trip down to Mexico for some work to be done on my crown. Made for a rather long day but my mouth appreciates it.

My internet connection is non-existent during the day so if I want to be on-line, I have to get up early in the morning. I read blogs during the short time I have but I haven’t been commenting. I did find out that I am not the only one here in the park that has problems with Verizon’s connection. We must be on the very edge of their service area.

That’s really all the news from our house.


  1. Glad you are still enjoying what life has to offer and that Rocky Joe is adapting to change.
    If enough of you complaint to Verizon they can add a booster to your cell tower which will make a big difference.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

  2. How quickly the year has passed. RJ is a lucky boy to be with you both and its good to see he and Skittlez have figured it out too. Wishing you all a happy and safe new year.

  3. It sounds like all the news is good, though. I envy you those temperatures. Snowing here today.

  4. RJ surely has changed into a beautiful and healthy boy since you and Jim rescued him. That's what good love and excellent care will do.

  5. Happy 1 year anniversary RJ. You sure do have some wonderful parents.

  6. Enjoyed meeting you for dinner Saturday. It's always fun to connect and check up on you two. Hopefully Rocky will be around for years to come. Take care and tell Jim to catch lots of fish!

  7. Amazing what a loving home can do for a dog. Rocky Joe sure has found one...lucky dog! :c)

  8. Really cannot believe it's been a year for Rocky. Time is flying by so fast. Sounds like the furkids are getting along a little better too.

  9. It's amazing! It's been a year. He's a lucky dog to land at your house.

  10. It is amazing how a dog can become a part of the team so very quickly, not to mention being in charge most of the time:))

  11. Good to hear that Rocky is doing well--he got lucky to get you and Jim. Think of you often--I don't get online often either. Not due to poor wifi--laziness is my only excuse. Hope you are still thinking of coming by in the spring.

  12. Hope that all continues to be well with you all. Please do a mini post soon just so we know that all is well.


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