It was New Years Day, 1993 when a friend who knew we were looking for
a puppy, called us. She told us that her neighbor had a pup that
they no longer wanted and were going to him euthanised the next day.
We went to their house and saw this beautiful, all black pup, about
5 months old with long ears. He appeared to be part poodle & part
cocker spaniel, but very thin from not getting proper care or the
When he saw us , his tail wagged a mile a minute and he jumped on our
laps and began licking our faces. It seems that he knew that we were
about to save him, and he liked us immediately so naturally we
brought him to warm and cozy home. We had several dogs before , but
Nunzio had the best disposition of any dog we ever saw. He became so
attached to us that always had to near one of us. He loved us so
much that if we were gone for a long day, he would not eat or let
our daughter bring him out to do his nature call. He would just lie
there waiting for us to come home.
Every Sunday morning he had to go for a ride in our red truck. He
would lie in the kitchen doorway waiting for us to finish our
breakfast. We always wondered how he knew it was Sunday. When anyone
came to our house, he would greet them and then go to his toy box
and bring them one of his toys hoping they would play with him. He
was the most lovable dog we ever saw.
Alas, 2 years ago he developed Cushing's disease and on the vets
advice we had to feed him only a special low protein dog food.
Recently he became very picky eater and some days he would not eat
at all. Some times when he did eat he would not hold it down. After
several tests, the vet said that along with the Cushing's disease,
he also had a problem with his pancreas and thyroid. The vet gave us
medication to give him, but there was no improvement and he appeared
to be in much pain. On November 23-04, we decided that we should end
his pain and suffering, and though it broke our hearts, we had him
euthanised and cremated.
As we stated earlier, Nunzio Rocky brought us 12 years of Love and
Happiness which we also gave him, in return. Being senior citizens,
we are not looking for another dog right now, but if and when we
look again, we hope to find one with the same disposition and love
that he had. It disturbs us when someone says " He is only a dog"
They do not realize that if you love your pets, they return that
love and become part of your family. Thank you for listening to our
story of our special little guy. God Bless each and everyone of you
at your facility . Good night and be well, and I know that you can
understand why we wrote this special story of our Dog , who is no
longer in pain, and is in peace now . And we are at peace too