Just a few hours later, Rocky, well over 18 years old, quietly passed away.
"We're still adjusting to Rocky not being here," Beth said. "I'm just really glad he was there when we got home."
"Dear Hazel: Someday your mom and dad will tell you all about your first dog, Rocky," FAACAC wrote in a little letter to the Clarks' new daughter, after learning that Rocky had passed away. "Late Thursday night he peacefully left the world that you just entered."