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Memorial created 05-2-2008 by
Joe Valles Efren Saavedra
Rocco Diamond Phillips
April 16 1994 - May 2 2008

My best friend my little Buddy.


In loving memory of our Rocco Diamond Phillips who we love so much. Rocco Diamond Phillips will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.


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                "A DOGS PRAYER"

Treat me kindly my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me. Do not break my spirit with a stick, for your voice is the worlds sweetest music, as you must know by my fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps fall upon my waiting ear.When it is cold and wet or intensely hot, please take me inside, for I am now a domestic animal, no longer used to the bitter elements. And I ask no greater glory that the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. If you had no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in all the land, for you are my God and I am your devoted worshipper. Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I would not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life should your life be in danger. And my beloved master, should the great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn me away from you, rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the mercy of eternal rest... and I will leave knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was always safest in your hands.  

Daddy Joe, Efren and Rocky dedicate this song to our beloved Rocco Diamond Phillips.



                                                         The Rainbow Bridge

                         There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth, a space

                        and place in time known as Rainbow Bridge. They say.

                          Just this side is a land of green meadows, rolling hills and

                        valleys covered with lush grass and beautiful flowers.

                          And it's here that all creatures big and small come to play

                        when their days are done. At Rainbow Bridge, even the old

                        and frail are young again. They say.

                          Then one day, from out of the blue, an animal will break

                        away from the pack and look back. Ears perked, tail wagging,

                        nose twitching.

                          You have been seen. You take your pal in your

                        arms and embrace. Your face is kissed again and again and

                        you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet.

                         Then the two of you cross Rainbow Bridge together, never

                        again to be seperated. They say.

                                                                                                               And I believe.







                                                                  Lend me a pup

                                               I will lend to you a puppy, God said,

                                                 For you to love him while he lives

                                              and to mourn for him when he is gone.

                                              Maybe for 12 or 14 years, or maybe 2 or 3.

                                              But will you, till I call him back take care of

                                                                            him for me?

                                             He'll bring his charms of gladden you and 

                                                           ( should his stay be brief)   

                                             you 'll always have his memories as solace for

                                             your grief . I cannot promise that he will stay 

                                          since all from Earth return, But there are lessons 

                                                      taught below I want  this pup to learn. 

                                        I 've looked the whole world over in search of teachers 

                                               true. And from the fold that crowd life's land.

                                                                         I have chosen you.

                                                            Now will you give him all your love.  

                                          Nor think the labor vain, nor hate me when I 

                                                         come to take my pup back again?

                                                            I fancied that I heard them say

                                                    "Dear Lord, they will be Done,"for all the

                                             joy this pup will bring the risk of grief you'll run.

                                                       Will you shelter him with tenderness,

                                                             will you love him while you may?

                                                       And for happiness you'll know forever

                                                                               grateful stay.

                                                      But should I call him back much sooner

                                           than you 've planned please brave the bitter grief

                                                        that comes and try to understand.

                                      If, by your love, you've managed my wishes to achive

                                 In memory of him that you 've loved, cherish every moment

                                         with your faithful bundle, and know he loved you too.




      Beyond The Rainbow

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful -- lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do.

I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright Glow pierced the night.
'Twas the Glow of many Candles shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.

For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart.


Little Buddy we love and will have you in our hearts forever.

I have a special thanks to Dr. Pirtle DVM and his staff at the Animal Hospital of Las Cruces. Thank you for everything you all did for my Little Rocco. Our Little Buddy was in the best hands. It is people like you with big hearts, that God created Heaven for.

                                                     Love and Prayers always,

                                                      Efren Saavedra/Joe Valles

                                                       and Rocky Diamond Phillips (Rocco's son)


Stacy, thanks so much for the day we showed up with Rocco so ill you rushed us in to the office area that is true devotion.

And all the staff that was there every minute and everytime we showed up to many to recall but you all did your job so well. Thank you all so very much.

 We would like to say a special thanks to a special friend for sending us the perfect song for Rocco's memorial  ( Some Where Over the Rainbow). Thank you so much Carol for the song.

We would like to thank everyone who view's Rocco's memorial and please sign his guest book feel free to look at My little Buddy's photo's.


Me sitting on the out side porch KING OF THE STREET

To My Vet Dr. Scott Pirtle and his Staff:

Thank you for taking care of me all the times I came to see you with or without an appointment. The card the staff sent was beautiful and the paw print is very special to my loved ones. My ashes are in the living room in the bright sunshine that I so loved. Daddy Joe and Efren and my Son Rocky did a beautiful wall memorial for me as my resting place. there will soon be lots of photos of me to come.

Thanks to all of you ....... You are the best Big kisses (licks) and hugs (me wagging my tail) from Rocco.



                                                        Love you all so very much, Rocco Diamond Phillips


Rocco's first Christmas at Rainbow's Bridge.

A special gift from a lady I would like to call a friend. Not knowing me she took time out of her life to help a stranger. Judy the gift you have given me and Efren and Rocky Dimond Phillips will be in our hearts for, forever. I will hold it dear to me tell the day I die. Thank you so much Judy Green (your an angel). I have looked at the site with all the christmas cards and saw Rocco's it made me cry but it was a good cry and I think you know now why I miss My Little Buddy ( Rocco Diamond Philliips) so much. But you have brought the story full circle and I thought things would get better as time goes by, but you know when someone has been in your heart for so long it does not happen. I can only say I miss him everyday and will always miss him for, forever. Once again Judy thank you so very much.

 On September the 20, 2008 I will be doing a very specail Tattoo designed for my Buddy and using his ashes to do the out line of the design. I will have pictures up soon as I am getting it done and the done product, also the orginal design will be here. Please feel free to look at the up and coming photo's. I love you Rocco.


The Golden Rose, We love you buddy.

To my Little Baby Boy Rocco:

From: Daddy Efren

My Corazoncito de meloncito it has been 6 monthssince you went to Doggie Heaven. It has been very rough for me. Every single day I think about you and cry for youand I pray for you. This coming Thursday November 20, 2008 we are havingour annual Thanksgiving Dinner, the one we always had one week before Thanksgiving, so we made sure we were all together and ate together and prayed together. I will miss watching you smell around the oven making sure the turkey was cooking properly, you were the security making sure it all happend. I believe yu are in a better place running around in the meadows and forest and playing in the brooks at Rainbow's bridge. I sure do miss you a lot and until the day we meet again at Rainbow's bridge. I do love you with all heart. Mi Corazoncito de meloncito........

                                                                     With all my love (Corazon)

                                                                                    Daddy Efren

                                                                              November 17, 2008


In Memeory of Rocco April 16, 1994 - May 2, 2008

This Tattoo is dedicated to my Little Buddy Rocco Diamond Phillips.

I did this tattoo because I had made a promise to Rocco that I would always have part of him with me. So in doing this tattoo I had his ashes mixed in to the ink placing his ashes into my body so that he would be part of me. This little guy was a God send to me he was so much part of my life that I will always remember him for as long as I live. I still have a face shot that I am working on that I will be doing a tattoo of him that i think will have so much meaning so look in to his memorial every so often and I will first put the design in here and then you will be able to see the finished product. Please visit his memorial and tell us what you think of the tattoo. I want to thank all the people who have visited Roccos site. Thank you all so much lots of love to you all.


The smell of Rose's

Happy Birthday Rocco. We love you and miss you so very much. We know God called you home to be at Rainbow's Bridge. I am sure you are doing well there with all your new found friends. We will never forget you Mijo.

To all of Rocco's freinds here and at Rainbow's Bridge Please read this we hope it helps you find comfort. Thank you all for being part of Rocco's memorial and all the new found friends we have found in the support system here. We love you all very much. 


"Someone To Comfort"

Someone to comfort, to dry up your tears,

Someone to be there, to quiet your fears.

A companion, a pal, a very best friend,

Someone to trust and to love

til the end. 

We love Rocco, Happy Birthday from your, Daddy Joe and Daddy Efren, Your son Rocky Diamond Phillips and Little Rick.


Rocco we won first place in the carving contest For Halloween 2008 I wish you would have been here for it. I call it Howling up to our buddies at Rainbow's Bridge. Here is a photo of it. I hope you lik eit Mijo. I love you and thanks for giving me all your love well I worked on it. I thought of you all the time I worked on the design.


Rocco was watching the fish but moved.


As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade

I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble-free
Where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.

I saw the most beautiful Rainbow, an on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful - lush and green and wide
And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort as healthy as could be
My own tired, failing body was fresh and healed and new
And I wanted to go run with them, but I had something left to do
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night
"Twas the glow of many candles, shining bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
We are still connected by a cord no one can see
So whenever you need to find me, we're never far apart
If you look beyond the Rainbow and listen with your heart



Rocco loved being in the covers.

To have loved and then said farewell is better than to have never loved at all.
For all of the times that you stooped and touched my head, fed me my favorite treat and
returned the love that I so unconditionally gave to you. For the care that you gave to me
so unselfishly. For all of these things I am grateful and thankful. I ask that you grieve
not for the loss but rejoice in the fact that we lived, loved and touched each other's lives.
My life was fuller because you were there, not as owner, but as my friend. Today, I am
as I was in my youth. The grass is always green, butterflies flit among fthe flowers and
the sun shines gently down upon all of God's creatures. I can run, jump and play
and do all of the things that I did in my youth. There is no sickness, no aching joints
and no regrets and no aging. We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and know
that togetherness is forever. You live in our hearts as we do in yours. Companions such
as you are very rare and unique. Don't hold the love that you have within yourself.
Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies,
and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.

Your pet in heaven.



My 2 little babies together.


His Journey's Just Begun
Don't think of him
as gone away -
his journey has just begun
life holds many facets
the Earth is only one

Just think of him
as resting from
the sorrows and the tears
in a place of
warmth and comfort
where there are
no days and years

Think how
he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing
but our sadness
can really pass away

And think of him as living
in the hearts
of those he touched
For nothing loved
is ever lost -
And he was loved
so much.



Myself (Joe) and my little babies.

This photo was hard for me to put in to Rocco's memorial because I wanted this to be all about Rocco. Here Myself and Rocco and Rocky are in the photo. I really love my little babies.


My little bundle of love Rocco and Rocky.

This is another photo I really did not want to use but something in me said put it up. This photo is from when we lived in San Diego California.



Miss Me, But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long, and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me, but let me go.
This is a journey that we all must take, and each must go alone.
It’s all part of the Master’s Plan. It’s a step on the road to home.
Miss me, but let me go.
When you are lonely and sick of heart, go to the friends we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing deeds.
Miss me, but let me go.


what happen to all the green stuff and this is cold.

To Mi Corazoncito De Meloncito, Happy Birthday my baby boy. Today is your 15 th birthday. I have a very special place in my heart just for you. I surely miss you a lot and love you a lot. We will celebrate you birthday on Saturday. Missing and thinking of you always, Daddy Efren.


Rocco's picture on his 1 year at Rainbow's Bridge.

This photo was in my camera phone. I had taken it the day I recieved the phone not knowing I had saved it and after Rocco passed I was going through my phone and to my surprise there was my Little Buddy. I guess it was suppose to be that way. I love you so very much.

A very special friend did these pictures for me, knowing how much I loved my Buddy.  I meet her  in and we have kept in touch. I am lucky to have friends like her, she helped me through a very hard time. Rocky wants to say hi and send you a big kiss. Thanks L, your the best. I love the pictures, and plan to get them framed.


Rocco what a great Buddy! I LOVE YOU

This is a great picture of my little buddy. It has been a very hard year for me. We all miss you but we know one day we will all go home and you will be there to greet us. Wait for us at Rainbow's Bridge.


Photo of Rocco In Texas Flag.

Rocco's new friend BABE



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A candle to light your way to Rainbow's Bridge.


An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt
road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate
in the fence and looked in, it was nice - grassy,
woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would
like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so
they walked on.

They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white
robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven"
he said. The old man was happy and started in with his
dog following him.

The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed,
I'm sorry but he can't come with you." "What
kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If He can't come in,
then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful
companion all his life, I can't desert him now.
" "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you,
the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you
into his area, he'll promise you anything, but, the dog can't
go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll
spend Eternity on this road " So the old man and
dog went on.

They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate,
just a hole. Another old man was inside. "Scuse me Sir,
my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in
and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course, there's
some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves
comfortable " "You're sure my dog can come in?
The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed
anywhere." "Would you come in if you had to leave
the dog?" " No sir, that's why I didn't go to
Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in. We'll be spending
Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some
shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't
come in if my buddy here can't come too,
and that's final. "

The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."
"You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that
fellow down the road said they weren't?" "That was the
Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life
long companion for a comfortable place to stay.
They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late.
The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there.
GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all,
HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he
separate them in death


faith 2011

This is Faith she was a rescue dog from Las Cruces New Mexico. Not a replacement for my boys, but I think they had some kind of push for her to come in to my life on 5/08/10. I went to buy Fish food and came home not only with fish food but a little dog who I named Faith. Faith because when I saw her at the rescue adoption on that Saturday she was the only small dog in the kennals on top of a huge dog that everytime he moved her cage would shake she was so scared. The thing is a few weeks before she came out in the paper as a dog up for adoption (an ad they run to get people to adopt). Well they took her out of the cage and let me hold her and I dont know but her little paws went into my arms and she was holding on and not letting go of me. These adoption places ask for 70.00 for an adoption and it covers everything. The Vet on hand told me that this was her last week on sunday or monday she would be put down. The she excused herself went in and started talking to a lady inside. Me still holding this little baby. Then all of a sudden the 2 ladies come out and start talking to me both are Vets telling me how much she loved being in my arms. I told them the story of my Rocco and Rocky and not a dry eye was found in the group. Well that day Rocco and Rocky's warmth was on Faith the story gave way to the adoption group to give her to me (yes free). Faith and I became a family in her forever home, and my new best friend. In many ways I feel Rocco and Rocky set me up on this leading me to her and her to me. At night when we go to bed I call her and she comes running I pick her up and just like Rocco and Rocky she sleeps right next to me. She is an old girl they said at the time she was 11 yrs old so we have some time together and we will treasure every minute together. She is perfect loving, caring best little girl you would ever want in your life. She always stays by my side and listens when called. Rocco and Rocky I know this was something from your doing to bring her in to my life I dont know why? but I am sure there is a reason. And some day I am sure I will know why. But until then my little friends I have to say THANK YOU guys so much she is the light of my life now. But you guys are always in my thoughts and I tell her about you guys and I think she knows what I tell her? I love you Rocco and Rocky.

This is Faith she got the name because I feel that Rocco and Rocky had faith in bring her into my life so she would not go to Rainbow's Bridge if she was not adopted that weekend in May. I am sure Faith thanks you a lot and one day will met you both.


If faith could talk she would tell you THANK YOU my hero's.

R&R sketching

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