Laughing Dog Arts

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


My poor Rocky boy has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He has been coughing and having very little stamina lately so I finally took him to the vets yesterday and got the bad news. Rock is 10 years old and still seems quite healthy in most aspects but this is not good news for his longevity. I wonder if there were some bad genes in this family. His parents both died young from cancer, his sister died at 6 and his brother died at 9. I made this little quilt of Rocky last year. I didn't want to wait to make it as a memorial to him, but instead made it while he was still a healthy boy. I hope to keep him walking with me past his 11th birthday. Now he is taking a diuretic and a heart pill. I need to have him stick around a bit longer.

Be well.
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audrey said...

Jan, I am sorry to hear about Rocky. I sure hope the meds will help him stay strong so you can enjoy him for a longer time.
This quilt is amazing. You are a very good artist!!!
♥ audrey

Jan said...

Thanks Audrey. I think the meds will help and I hope to have him for a long time as long as he is healthy enough. Thanks for your kind words.