Rocky jumps on school buses to get treats from the drivers

The Morning Call - - PETS -

Name: Penny and Randy Killian

Home­town: Cen­ter Val­ley

Type of pet: Dog

Name: Rocky

Age: Ap­prox­i­mately 7 1⁄2

Breed: Hound mix

Gen­der: Male

Why he is my friend: He is the most lov­ing af­fec­tion­ate dog.

In four words: Lov­able, play­ful, funny, chowhound. Best trait: There's not a mean bone in his body. Per­son­al­ity: Af­fec­tion­ate and happy.

A funny story: Each morn­ing af­ter we are fin­ish­ing our walk at the park, there are two school buses in the park­ing lot. He climbs on the bus to try and get treats from the drivers. They all love him.

Loves: His daddy.

Tricks: How to give sad eyes to get treats.

Ex­er­cise: Go­ing for his daily walk with his clan. J.R, and Roach.

Nick­names: Bubba, Rocky Roo, Rock star.

Shows af­fec­tion by: Giv­ing kisses.

Can usu­ally be found: Sleep­ing on the sofa with his own afghan on top of him or in his daddy's lap.

Likes to be rubbed: Ears.

Fa­vorite toy: He has a bas­ket full of toys but is not par­tial to any one.

Fa­vorite treat: Ba­con, ba­con, ba­con.

Afraid of: Fry­ing food. Worst habit: Beg­ging.

Health scares: He ate a un­known amount of mus­cle re­lax­ers when we were out one night (close call). He also had a be­nign mass re­moved.

Fa­vorite sleep­ing spot: be­tween his mom and dad. Fa­vorite an­i­mal friend: His BFF Suggy and his walk­ing part­ner, Roach.

Strange but true: He is a snow­bird. The mo­ment the weather gets cold he will crawl un­der the cov­ers and sleep there all night at our feet.

Com­ments: We res­cued Rocky from Peace­able King­dom af­ter the pass­ing of our husky, Kato. I knew their med­i­cal di­rec­tor and when I men­tioned I had seen him on their web­site she sug­gested we fill out an ap­pli­ca­tion to get pre-ap­proved. We got great re­views from our vet­eri­nar­ian and went to meet him. He went home with us a few hours later. He was so scared the first few days and wouldn't go near the kitchen when we were eat­ing or cook­ing so we think there was some abuse in his past. Af­ter a few days, he was a happy con­tent pup who adores his dad. Adopt don't shop!

PENNY KILLIAN/CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Rocky, a hound mix, is owned by Penny and Randy Killian of Cen­ter Val­ley.

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