In 2002, I wrote the article below for the Clay County Progress, our weekly newspaper in Hayesville, NC. The beautiful dog in the picture was around six months old and had been abandoned. My husband Barry could not stand it. He had to go and rescue this cast-away. I have looked for the original picture of Rocky, the dog that became our sweet loving family member, but I can only find this article I cut from the newspaper. Rocky's story is one that will be in a book of stories about my dogs and the pets of my friend, Estelle Rice. I'll let you know when it is published.