Rocket boy- RB by Melanie
by Melanie King
(Anthem, AZ USA)
Smooching the Camera
I wanted to add a new Silky to our family to be company for my 5 year old Silky female. After much research, I made contact with a "fairly" famous Silky show breeder and author of this website about a dog she had on the internet.
Extensive emails later, Rocketboy flew on a plane from his home in Florida to mine in Arizona. When he arrived we were struck by his sheer beauty. Then, he simply won us over with his personality.
Lilly, my 5 year old Silky, is not sure about sharing her family with this "new kid on the block", but Rocketboy doesn't seem to even notice her snubbing. In an email I sent to Sandy I told her:
"Rocketboy is doing great. He loves it here and scouts the perimeter of the fence all day looking for someone to scare away, lol. He is so excited when he sees us and smothers us with kisses and yips. He and Lilly are doing okay, not friends yet, but not enemies either.
"Lilly sleeps on the bed with me and RB seems content... in his bed beside mine. I think he might need a little trim since he always gets stickers in him hair. I have a great groomer and will make sure he stays beauuuutiful.
"Unlike Lilly, he seems to need brushed everyday to keep his hair nice. He's good at being brushed though, and I'm getting used to it, too.
"Of course, when you call him he makes sure to go the other way about 80% of the time--typical Silky! But, he makes up for it by being a doll-baby and those kisses melt your heart.
"Thanks so much for the chance to add him to our family. Good luck with your book."
Curious, loving, athletic, slender and beautiful, busy, bright, and occasionally DEAF, that's my Silkys!!