"Carolyn and Rookie moved as one," said fellow canine freestyle competitor Pam Martin, who is also a multi-sport dog trainer and the owner of Top Dog Obedience Training School in Garland, Texas.
"Their bond and experience together caused them to move as a united force. If Rookie moved, Carolyn responded. And vice versa… Just like a couple who has been dancing for so long," Martin said. "A slight touch, a look, a glance… Rookie smiled and looked up to Carolyn and knew it was the best time of the day. It was the best time of the day when they got up and danced. People can spend all their lives trying to get that connection, human, dog, or otherwise and Carolyn and Rookie had that special something."
Sadly, about five years ago, Scott and Rookie's amazing ballet entered its final act. Rookie was diagnosed with cancer, dying in July, 2008 at the age of 15.
"That last year, I just took off. ... We spent it together," Scott remembered.
"I tried to slow everything down and enjoy each and every moment we had together," she said. "So again, he was teaching me, even at the end. He just loved life. He was an eternal puppy."
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