This news from the folks at Rocco and Jezebel [89 Pineapple Walk]:
June 12, 2004 – January 5, 2012
We announce with heartfelt regret that Rocco of Rocco and Jezebel For Pets
lost his fight with bone cancer on January 5, 2012.
Rocco was found abandoned on the streets of Brooklyn in June 2004, weighing just 74 pounds. He had been starved, kicked and beaten down to a broken dog who could hardly keep his massive head off the ground. It took time for Rocco to feel safe, to not jump at every sound and run away. We worked every day with him to make him feel loved, secure and happy. Jezebel was his eyes and ears in teaching him to trust humans again, until he would lean on you to be petted, jump up on the bed and come to you when called. He became the most incredible, loving and gentle dog, even after all the torture he endured. We will miss him terribly.