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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday Salute - Rocky!

This week's Sunday Salute goes out to our friend Rocky, of Falls Church, Virginia! Remember a few weeks ago when our bipeds had some friends over? We helped Mom clean the house beforehand and the guests brought us a cool gift basket with toys and cookies and stuff? Yeah! Rocky owns the man biped who came over!

We've heard all kinds of great things about Rocky, most remarkably his ability to open the magic cold box. (We're also secretly hoping here that if enough pups leave comments today asking him, that Rocky will share with us just how he manages that. None of us can do that here. Amber knows how to get ice out of the coldest part of the magic cold box... but that involves doing the Sad Eyes Look at Mom.) Rocky also devoured an entire village one time - a gingerbread village that was behind a closed door. Yes, this is a pup not only deserving of a Salute but one we need to hear from him more often!

Rocky sent us these pix last weekend. He told us,

"After a very long day of raking leaves, Daddy told me to go lay down on my sofa so he could fix the boo boo on my leg. I just closed my eyes for a few minutes...

And then when I woke - I could smell that antiseptic that Daddy likes to use on my hot spots and I had a bandage with my favorite paw-print design. But I figured I best get some rest - for tomorrow morning's long walk!"

Poor Rocky! What a hard working pup! Given the gift basket and all, we'll cut his dad some slack for taking advantage of Rocky's exhausted state to bandage his leg. He said his dad was going to get pictures of him raking leaves but he forgot, and added that he's such a good helper in the yard! I'll bet he IS!

I asked him about his owie and he said it isn't too bad and that he gets them all the time. :( He said, "This one is just a bump I started to lick." I hope it's all better by now, Rocky!

About photos, he said his dad's always snapping pictures when he's trying to sleep. There's a real epidemic of that going around, isn't there?!?! We hope to have more pix to update our Salute!

Rocky was even on the cover of a quasi-local publication called "Animal Chatter" - kind of a free advertising publication. It has his story and everything in it, he told us!!! He's going to try to scan it and send it in to us. Hey, any pup who can open the magic cold box certainly can use a scanner!

Rocky also sends a big "AHRooo" to everyone!

For all you do helping your dad, putting up with bandages on your owies, and the many talents your possess, we salute you, Rocky!
The Army of Four

p-Update: Rocky just emailed us a shot of the magazine cover he was on! Here it is, with a short bio of Rocky, too!


Tail wags ~ SZK for the Ao4


  1. Hardworking and famous! You huskies are - amazing.

    Bussie Kissies

  2. Any pup that can consume an entire gingerbread village earns my respect. Mmmmmmm!!!! (Invite me over next time!!)

  3. Hey Rocky, it'd be great to learn your magic box opening secrets!

  4. Hi rocky and the AO4,

    What a great Sunday Salute!
    You are A great Magazine Cover star too Rocky! How impressive.
    and add the Magic Box act with the village! Wow, you are one fantastic puppers.

    I could surely learn alot from you.

    Have a great day and don't work to hard, and take care of that oweeeee. My moms shepherd of the past had one just like that. Wouldn't leave it alone!

    See you all later,
    Luv Maddie the Chocolate
    Bunny Labbie

  5. Aaawwww! What a cutie! And how nice of him to let his dad bandage him. Abby is really good about bandages and being poked by the vet, but Sam, well, you'd think someone was trying to torture him with all the screams. Then he just tries to eat the bandage, so mom has to keep a close eye on him. Luckily, I haven't had to have any bandages since I've been here!


  6. Great post guys! i am just back from a generally relaxing holiday in the Yorkshire Dales in England!

    Lots of walks, lots of food, my owner bi peds prbably put on a few pounds I reckon by judging their ever expanding waist lines!

    Loving your work on your blog, I have so so so much to catch up with after being away!

    Lots of pics from my hols and lots of tails to tell!

    Also met up with my Aunty Jenny who is one of the links on my Blog.

    She was very cool and very kind and her partner, Peter, made shortbread so delicious! He was so kind, he made us a whole batch to take home with us to Bonnie and rather cold Scotland!

    So much news! Loving your Sunday Salute Feature...xxxxx Marv x

  7. Ao4, I saw that magazine. The Mom brought it home. Rocky is so handsome!
    And apparently very smart too. He can get to the cheese!!!!


  8. Rocky has my BIG respect.

    I would value his insider knowledge on opening that fridge.

    As for the village munching...I am in awe.

    Chow for now,

    Tin Tin xo

  9. Buster: Huskies ARE amazing! Rocky is a German Shepherd... but if he's willing to teach us how to open the magic cold box, I think all huskies would agree to make him an honorary husky! Am I right, roo guys?
    T-man: Same here! What a guy!
    Tubey: DITTO! C'mon, Rocky! Teach us!
    Maddie: Maybe hot spots are a shepherd thing? Poor guys! (Dave sends "luv" to Miss Frankie!)
    Holly: I ripped my dew claw once and had to have it bandaged - it wouldn't stop bleeding! I left it alone for 24 hours... then felt it had been on long enough.
    Marvin! Welcome back! Can't wait to hear all about your holiday! Did you catch the picture of our great sisters in Brugges? I thought you'd like that one!
    Dakota: Yeah, handsome AND smart! That's cool that you saw Rocky's magazine!
    Tin Tin: And don't forget the village was behind a closed door. This guy is tal-en-TED! If enough of us ask him about opening the magic cold box...
    Tail wags,

  10. Those pictures made me tired.

    Not that I needed a reason for a nap


  11. Oh Rocky looks cute. Will you guys say hi to him for me?

    ~ fufu

  12. Chelsea: Since you're a supermodel, you need to be well-rested, don't you?
    FuFu: You did it yourself! :) Rocky is going to be reading. I'm sure he'll appreciate such a nice greeting from an honorary pup like you!
    Tail wags,

  13. Wow, Rocky sounds like a really neat dog! Bet the Gingerbread Village was tasty! Way to go Rocky!!!
    Face Licks, M&M

  14. Cap'n Maverick here voting on letting Rocky be an honorary siberian AS WELL AS a pirate, provided he shares the secret of opening the magic cold box. Woooo to go Rocky. Harrr.

    Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

  15. M&M: We could all learn so much from Rocky, couldn't we?
    Cap'n Maverick: Eating a whole village is some major pillaging, don't you think? Harrr!
    Play bows,

  16. Thanks everyone for your comments. Dad has tried to capture my work on video... but I know better ;-)

    Dad also tries to lock the magic box door shut - just be careful not to drag the magic box across the kitchen floor like I did once. Hint: Now that it’s bolted to the wall (Dad says it's safer) it’s a lot easier to open!