Posted by: Kristy | June 24, 2009

That’s 119 in dog years.

This is Rocket.

Me and Rocket have taken many self-portraits over the years. He puts up with so much from me!

Rocket and I have taken many self-portraits over the years. He puts up with so much from me!

Rocket’s my little terrier. Also known as one of those “yippy” dogs.

I just call him cute.

Rocket’s one of the most intelligent little dogs I’ve ever seen. He’s also been my baby for a very, very long time.

At the lake cottage last year.

At the lake cottage last year.

He’s heard about all of my crushes.

He’s licked my tears after every break up. And disappointment. And hurt.

He’s let me cuddle him close and hold his little leg out and waltz around the living room when I’m happy or being silly.

He’s played with me for hours before flopping down on his belly and snuggling up next to my leg for a nap.

He wears an Ohio State T-shirt during football season every day. He actually has two of them.

He loves to beg for “chicky” and ALWAYS is the first to inform you that it is dinner time, woman, so get on it.

He is the smallest animal we own (even the cats are bigger and try to bully him) but acts like he’s a Great Dane. I think it’s because he sees the big dogs and really thinks he’s as big as they.

He used to ride in my back pack when we would go for bike rides to get ice cream or to the park.

He used to cuddle with me under the blankets, sleeping with his little head on the pillow next to mine, and he snoars about as loud as I snoar!

He has had to approve of every boy I brought home — friends, dates, dance partners — and he’s a tougher critic than my father.

Responds to the name Boo Boo — and I don’t even know how he got it, it’s been so long.

He turns 17 today. Yep, 17.

Stone deaf, blind in one eye, arthritis in his back legs and missing a toe, but he’s still going surprisingly strong. He’s still the same little Booshie Bear. Just sleeps more.

I don’t care what y’all say. I don’t care that I talk about wanting and really do want a wiener dog named Earnie. This little guy?

Oh, Rocket Sprocket. You're the coolest.

Oh, Rocket Sprocket. You're the coolest. This is from last football season. He's a proud Buckeye.

Yeah, he’s the best dog you’ll ever have.

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  1. he is a cutie. how did he lose a toe?


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