In 2007 our beloved Cocker Spaniel crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We had not planned to get another dog, but even after 4 months, the grief was overwhelming. We found Rocky at a local animal shelter. His neck showed scars from an embedded collar and he had a little cold when we got him. A week later that "cold" was diagnosed as distemper, yet he defied the odds and survived! Despite his background of neglect, he has a serene and loving personality. For the past year he has helped heal the hole in my heart that was left from the death of our other dog. He is MY hero.