Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Did Rocky the Roloff family dog die? How is Rocky doing?



We are getting a lot of inquires today with questions such as:

Did Rocky the Roloffs dog die? How is Rocky the Roloff dog doing? Is the dog on Little People, Big World still alive? Did Matt and Jeremy Roloff kill Rocky the family dog?

Just like with the cliff-hanger regarding Matt's health, viewers have apparently been scared into thinking the subject died. Just like Matt, Rocky is alive. Visitors to the Roloff farm this month have been snapping pictures of Rocky. These are from two days ago and the weekend prior. Rocky is wandering around amongst the people as always.




Matt also posted this on his Facebook fan page last night

http://www.facebook.com/RealMattRoloff

Matt Roloff = "Tonight... my very favorite episode! They've been working on collecting footage for this show since forever. Thank goodness the Rock is alive and well even though he went through a real rough spell. The injections and meds even have him back outside the house again playing with the skunks. Just like old times :)). "

24 comments:

Shadow said...

Time to shoot this show in the head and let it die. Oh, wait, they already did. Whew...

Jocelynn said...

My question is I wonder what will eventually happen when the time does come for Rocky to be put down? Will Matt once again go behind Amy's back and do what he wants? (aka. have Jeremy shoot him)

Berrybunch said...

I'm glad Matt didn't shoot Rocky! Maybe when Matt's vertigo and bad legs and various ailments become too much to live with, a member of his family will put him out of his misery! (Amy?). He would make great fertilizer for his precious pumpkins.

tashapork said...

I really think when the time comes, they will pay extra to call the vet out to the farm and let him go peacefully at home. Or maybe they will be lucky, and he will go in his sleep. I was soo thankful that this happened with our dog and we didn't have to make the decision. With another dog, we were in the vets' office waiting to have the discussion and he went on his own. I think as Amy says, that Matt is trying to prepare himself.

Shadow said...

If I were Rocky, I would do what our dog did - wander off into the woods (they have 34 acres, after all), and die on his own terms and time.

Molly said...

Our "Rocky" did the same thing as the previos posters, he showed signs that his time was coming to an end and died the night before we were planning on taking him to the vet to look at options.

In all fairness to the people suggesting the over dramatic episode, our dog was in renal failure and had good weeks and bad weeks. As soon as we would begin to think "it maybe time to..." he would bounce back and be a puppy again. Watching Rocky was very similar to our dog's story so I wasn't surprised to find out he is still alive.

Anon20 said...

Matt should be prosecuted by the ASPCA if he or Jeremy brutally shoots Rocky. Shooting a dog is an inhumane and gruesome way to end the animals' life. God willing, when the time comes, Amy's preference to have the Vet inject the pet will prevail. Amy is right and Matt is WRONG -- in this and most all cases.

Shadow said...

This episode just showed the shallowness of Matt's skewed perception of the world. He read Old Yeller and thought, "Cool! The kid blew his dog's brains out! How manly and loving!"

Reality (novel-wise, that is): the dog had just fought and killed a rabid animal, saving the boy from being bitten or scratched. The dog will now develop rabies and die a horrible, painful death, AND be a danger to the family. They are dirt-poor, living in the woods, with no access to or money for a vet, and long before there were rabies vaccines. The boy has to shoot his beloved pet to save his family, and save the dog from the certain pain and suffering it will go through. His heart is broken, and it's the worst and hardest thing he's ever had to face in his life.

THIS is what Matt wants for Jeremy? Does he want the family to watch so they all get to participate in the "love" of killing your pet and watching his brains and blood splatter (shooting a dog in the head is not a neat process)? And this is "better" for Rocky than a teensy pinprick and then a gentle, painless drifting off while the entire family comforts him? Wierd...

Mike P. said...

@Anon20 and Shadow:

Very good statements.

For those facing this issue, the biggest regret about ethical euthanasia that pet owners report is that they waited so long. They feel that, because of their own reluctance to face the obvious, they forced a beloved pet to endure prolonged and unnecessary pain.

I'm not saying that Rocky is ready to go, but when the time is obvious, and if he is as "loved" as Roloff claims, he deserves a quick, painless and loving end in the midst of his family. (Spike excluded.)

Jocelynn said...

Mike P, I think the Rocky vs Spike fued was played up. It took them several years to put those few clips together. When they weren't the focus, they've been sitting next to each other, in the same room for years. Sometimes pets, just like humans, get on each other nerves :)

Shadow said...

Jocelynn, et al. -- the WHOLE SHOW was played up (played out is more like it). TLC has cancelled the show; they don't give a rip what they throw up there each week, and it shows, painfully. Rather than taking "several years" to accumulate the clips, I suspect it was much more like, "What've we got sitting around that we can use? Because the film crew is off to Utah now to film Sister Wives. Let's mash together these bits with Rocky. We'll pretend he's dying!" The faster this is off the air, the better.

Anon26 said...

We were glad the Roloffs were cancelled. Got really tired of all the money they threw around. Going to Europe, taking paddleboat cruises, enlarging their house & living in filth, everyone has 2-3 cars, him constantly buying expensive farm equipment, a pool, taking the daughter to her b'day party in a limo. (?)
Doesn't this seem a little excessive for so-called Christians? I wonder if they ever did anything nice for others.

Heather said...

To be honest how is this show any different than kate plus 8? No different.

alicia pilotta said...

i think amy and the kids should do their own show! matt rubbed me the wrong way a few times. Amys a strong woman who could make it on her own!!

Anon23 said...

I think The Roloffs are big headed people bc they have all the money in the world...I mean think about it the one episode Amy forgot her camera so she bought a new one and then that one got ruined so she just HAD to go get another one! Seriously cameras aren't that cheap! I am glad they are off the air now!

diane said...

I don't get it, if u don't like the roloffs, change the channel. As for us, we enjoyed watching the kids grow up :)

Anonymous said...

Lolololol! That's an awesome idea!! Poor Matt. I don't know if it's all an act or what, but he comes across as such a jackass!

Anonymous said...

Yippee for Rocky. I loved him and still love him. YIPPEE

tweetybird0207 said...

Rocky died in the episode tonight....Goodbye Rocky..you were a good friend to the Roloff's..God Bless. TeddybearMom

Anonymous said...

RIP Rocky

Terri said...

Feel bad about Rocky. I don't think the family paid much attention to that poor old dog. I was surprised when Amy said "it is just a dog". No one who has an animal that long feels that way. They are a part of the family.

Ione said...

Most of us have had a pet die at some time but it's especially difficult when there old.

Rocky, you will be missed by many!
Woof-Woof

lady c said...

having lost a family pet after almost 20 years i know how Matt felt i think he was closer to Rocky then anyone else and it was really hard to watch brought back alot of sad memories i hope he gets another best friend i did and she makes me so happy

Bev. said...

I am so very sorry to hear of "Rocky's" passing, he was the sweetiest, laid back dog, and that face of his, he alway's looked sad, but that was just his breed look, made one fall in love with him.
We've also had dog's that have passed on, and it's so sad, sometime's so hard to bear, they become such a big part of one's family, but we also know that time will come, and when it does, we think that we have prepared ourself's, but no, that never happen's, because we've lost our best friend and our faithful companion, and that is still so hard, but one can rest a sure that they are no longer suffering, and that they are now at peace.
"Rocky" will be missed, not just by me, but anyone that watche's the show, because you guy's are all great, and I know that it'll take time, but time heal's all.
Good-Bye, "Rocky".