This is my Rocky.  He was 16 ½ years old when he passed away Saturday 2-13-16.  I have had my Rocky since he was 1 week old when I found him.  Rocky was my best friend. I can still hear him calling Mom.  Rocky had a mass in his belly that burst Saturday.  I am lost, I can’t sleep. My husband is the same.  Not many seem to understand. I can’t tell you how many people ask, ” are getting another one?”  We can’t , my husband and I are in our late 50’s.  We still have our 14 year old dog.  But nothing can replace these children of ours.  When Rocky’s brother Chaz passed a few years ago, we never ever replaced him, Chaz was 19, he too passed at home, he had congestive heart failure.