Tyson, our beloved dog & best friend
Tyson "Babe" Rockwell:
Tyson was a sweet tri-color, full mask, pure bred 10 year old Saint Bernard. Our family and anyone who met him loved him very much. At some point, he developed the nicknames, "Babe" & "T" and always came regardless of which name you called him.
As a puppy, he would go with his Dad, delivering Firewood; until he became too big and made it hard for Dad to safely drive the truck.
When he was two, he became a big brother to his first(human) sister, whom he was very protective of. He wouldn't let "strangers" near her and would stand in between the "stranger" and the family member holding her.
He was always very gentle and patient when his sisters wanted to play. He would let them sit on him, lay with him and play dress up with him.
He loved to wrestle with Dad and loved when Dad would pick him up and hold him like a baby (keep in mind, he weighed 125lbs!).
Tyson never barked, unless he heard something he didn't like outside. He was protective of our property, but not aggressive. I felt safe when my husband wasn't home.
He loved to roam around the neighborhood every day and sleep in our driveway, next to the road, in the middle of the road or on the porch; anywhere that it was cool.
When he was inside, he could almost always be found sleeping in one of our beds.
When he was Almost 9, we brought home his new (Saint Bernard) brother, Chubby. At first, he wasn't too fond of Chubby; he had way too much energy for this old man. But eventually, they became good friends (as long as Chubby didn't bother him while he was sleeping or try eating at the same time). We are very lucky to have Chubby, during this very sad time.
Tyson: We miss you so much our sweet boy. It has been 5 days since we found you doing what you normally do every day; sleeping on the side of the road. Only this time, you weren't sleeping & you weren't in your normal spot. I guess you were trying to spare your family the pain of losing you, which is why you weren't on our property when we found you.
I know you're in doggie heaven, playing with your Uncle Titan (Grandpa's Male Doberman) who passed away the day before you did and your Aunt Tyeesha (Grandpa's Female Doberman)who passed away the day after you did. As hard as it has been to lose the three of you all one day apart, I am so glad you can be together.
Rest in Peace. Mommy,Daddy & the girls love and miss you very much.