In loving memory of Rooney: A most beloved PRN alum
We have lost a favorite PRN alumnus. Mr. Rooney, aka mickey, left us a few weeks ago after a brief illness. He was a huge personality and never met a stranger or forgot any of his caregivers. He had a rough start in life, as most of PRN’s participants have, but found a forever home with Zoe and spent almost 10 years with her as chief security officer of RS SECURITY.
Rooney felt the wardrobe makes the dog and he sported bow ties, sweaters, a cozy coat made by his Aunt DD, and a sherpa coat when cold. Of course, his duty uniform included a security badge, shades and a tie.
Rooney loved a good chow, especially if stolen from the kitchen counter. “Everything’s better with butter!” An entire stick should be enough. He could heat up a yogurt cup or cottage cheese tub getting every last little bit.
He was a big proponent of walkies and met a coyote, a fox, and the daily paper carrier who always said hi! He braved the polar vortex but wisely cut the distance down a bit.
Rooney’s best friend lived in the yard behind his. Jack the Shih Tzu would bark for him and Rooney would rush to the door to meet his buddy. He also would wait hours in the yard for his friend so they could run the fence and have a loud gossip session.
Creature comforts were to be enjoyed. A soft memory foam hooded bed, a tent made from the couch cover to hide under or take the chill off. Sunshine through the window was embraced and snoozed in. The back of the couch afforded a great view of the front yard and the neighbors.
Rooney leaves behind his mom and sister Izzy Belle, also a PRN alumnus, his aunt DD and cousin Luca (PRN alumnus Benton) who miss him so very much. PRN caregivers also mourn his passing. Sweet dreams and run free beyond the Rainbow Bridge our dear Mr. Rooney.