Happy Tails: Rocky's Story 

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Happy Tails: Rocky's StoryRocky (formerly Pookie)

"I adopted Rocky (formerly known as Pookie) at Irving in December. He was a runner; after the third time running from his Irving home, his owner gave up. I took him home to meet his new brother, also a Yorkie.

"They've had to work out some jealousy 'spats', but love to play and play and chase each other. I learned just how fast a runner Rocky was on New Years Eve, when he accidentally got out the door and I chased him about three blocks, in my nightgown and across a busy street, literally stopping traffic myself. Fortunately he stopped at a fence, interested in their dogs, and I was able to catch him. I've never been so scared in my life.

"Since then, he's learned better that he cannot go out the front door, or out the back yard gate. We still have to watch him when going out, but he's doing much better. He is the sweetest little boy and I am so, so happy to have him."

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