Rocko is a beautiful dog who became famous when his owner prepared him a barbecue to celebrate his 15th birthday.
But, after thousands of people were moved to see so much love from his owner towards the furry dog, shortly after, many also cried when it was announced that the dog crossed the rainbow.
Fausto Valenzuela, his owner, made an emotional farewell on social networks and his heartbreaking message has gone around the world.
Rocko and Facundo met at a police station after he was abandoned because his former owner said the animal was aggressive. The policeman became so fond of him that he adopted him and they became inseparable.
16 years ago, the dog Rocko came into Fausto’s life to transform everything.
Rocko was already in poor health and Faust had asked him to make just one extra effort: to hold on so that he could meet his son.
And the brave old doggie held out and not only met him but stayed by the baby’s side for a year.
But sadly he had to endure an even tougher ordeal after he was attacked, in August 2018.
His health was more than broken, but what he never lacked was love.
“With the brother who accompanied me for so many years, maybe your last ride in a car with air conditioning as you like it… You are so beautiful,” he had written shortly before on Facebook.
Facundo could not resist paying him a heartfelt tribute after the deep pain he felt at having to say goodbye to his faithful lifelong companion. It’s hard not to cry!
“APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE AND MORE APPLAUSE. A warrior reached immortality, at 10:23 in the morning your body said enough, THANK YOU BROTHER PASSENGER OF LIFE,” he posted on Facebook.
“You couldn’t move but you still took care of me until the end, we spent all afternoon and all night together with a TV on with the volume low, we both knew we didn’t have much time left together, so we made a deal: for every time I caressed you you would lick my hand,” he continued.
“I talked all the time imagining that you understood me, of the things we went through in the police stations, of the mess we made with the barbecue you ate… Your room is empty and while I write I throw away your salts, your medicines, things you are not going to use anymore friend; I have a constant fight inside me for not having done something more for you, but I swear I gave you everything in my power, I know you have to get ahead”, adds Fausto.
“You are gone my Police Dog, yes you are gone, you will no longer walk between polished laces, you will no longer look at the lights of the patrol cars, you will no longer get on your motorcycle to go to the police station, you will no longer ever make an imaginary at the door of any police station, that’s it, your end has come. TO COMMISSIONER GENERAL ROCKO!!!! SALUTE !!!! BROTHER ENTER SECTOR ZERO. YOUR TASK IS FINISHED!”, concludes the emotional message.
A few hours later, he also related that Rocko’s “girlfriend” had gone to pick him up, managing to move thousands of people.
“Rocko, your girlfriend today also came to pick you up… Things for the soul…!”, he wrote.
A beautiful story of a faithful dog and an exemplary owner who did nothing but surround him with affection and reciprocate his love with the most tender farewell that moves to tears.
Stories that break us with pain for such a separation, but that ennoble our soul knowing that he always had all the love he deserved until the end. Fly high, Rocko!