Rocket boy- RB by Melanie

by Melanie King
(Anthem, AZ USA)

Smooching the Camera

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."

Sincerely, Melanie.

Curious, loving, athletic, slender and beautiful, busy, bright, and occasionally DEAF, that's my Silkys!!

Comments for Rocket boy- RB by Melanie

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jul 31, 2010
Comment often!
by: Sandy

Great story Melanie! Make sure to have all your friends and family comment on your story and have them rate it too. The winner of the contest will be decided on the basis of the amount of comments your story receives and its ratings.

Good luck!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Why My Dog is a Large Personality in a Small Package.

Use this search feature to quickly find the information you're looking for.

This is the front of our card "Papillon Kisses". Ten 5 x 8 cards are $18.50. To pick up your set, click on

The Store At About Small Dogs.

You can find lots of small dog Greeting, Thank You and Sympathy Cards there at surprisingly low prices. All our cards are hand drawn by the Maxwell Award winning artist Sandy Bergstrom Mesmer. We also recently opened our seasonal Christmas Card page.

And as always, free shipping!

(Or do you want to keep on settling for cards that are kitchy, silly or smarmy?)

Small Dog Shopping

While we get often get inundated with demands to buy buy buy from questionable sources, About Small Dogs has found a couple of quality stores that really do deliver great products at reasonable prices. They also have great Christmas gifts.





Didn't find what you were looking for? Use this search feature to find it.