Rocky and Fred

I just finished reading your book, which was a gift from my sister for Christmas. She wrote a funny passage in it: “Sis, for all those days you wish you hadn’t.” We adopted a sweet and very timid black, lab mix from our local shelter. He was due to be put down in a week and something in my heart just said we need to see this dog. He was to be a companion to our other dog, Rocky, who we love more than life itself. The shelter had given him the name “Fred” so to not confuse or scare him more; we left it at “Fred.” He is great with Rocky and us, but scared of everything else. He has destroyed one new pair of shoes and his hair is everywhere, but we love him and we know that we did the right thing by taking a chance on him.

I never thought that I could love an animal as much as I love these two dogs and in the last two years, I have lost three of my beloved cats due to old age. Rocky is our “Sprite” and at six years of age, I am hoping that we have many more years together. Fred is only two, so we will cherish our time with both. There were so many similarities between your situation and ours. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I enjoyed the book immensely.

Laura from VA