In his reading, Dave’s dog Rocky came across as a stereotype version of a “guy”. The foul-mouthed, hooligan teddy bear that was in the movie Ted, with Mark Wahlberg, is a good example of Rocky’s personality.
Dave was a bachelor for most of the time that he and Rocky lived together. The two hung out, watched sports, ran, roughhoused, and they loved each other. Actually, Dave said Rocky taught him about real love, unconditional love. Later, but while Rocky was alive, Dave married and had children. Rocky became a family dog for the last five years of his life.
Rocky crossed over last year, and the family adopted a new dog. Dave described his new dog as “a nice family dog and good with the kids.”
Dave missed his buddy Rocky, so he contacted me and we check in on him. Rocky’s answer to Dave’s question instantly turned Dave’s sadness to outright laughter, and his mind flooded with fun memories of Rocky.
Dave asked Rocky what he thought about the new family dog. Rocky said, “They should have just got a turtle!”
Dave laughed so hard he cried, then he said, “That’s my Rocky, all right! Our new dog, Sable, is nice, quiet and downright boring.”