I met Bradford and Pamela Miller, authors of "Lessons From Rocky" and "Pawprints on the Heart" Sunday while Dad and Mom were at the Green Turtle Tavern.
"Lessons from Rocky" focuses on the special relationship that exists between dogs, their owners, and others whose lives they touch. For seventeen years, Bradford and Pamela Miller enjoyed and reveled in the company of their beloved Rocky, a mixed breed terrier full of unconditional love, unsurpassed joie de vivre, and a personality all his own. But as he grew older, his habits changed and he began to slow down as we all do, forcing the Millers to contemplate the unthinkable: a life without Rocky. Contemplating his final days and experiencing them are two vastly different things, however, and the thoughts, musings, and chapters that were to make up this book went out the window the day he left. What replaced them is the book you now hold in your hands. Our pets are a wonderful reminder of the power and pure joy in unconditional love, a gift they give effortlessly and often with wild abandon. On a deeper level, this gift can teach us so much more, such as lessons on loyalty, patience, courage, curiosity, living in the moment, happiness, the gift of listening, and friendship to name just a few. This was never truer than in Rocky’s case, where his spirit provided his owners with a wealth of understanding they never anticipated.