This is "Lucky." She's not quite eight years old. She is 1/4 Japanese Chin and 3/4 cavalier king charles spaniel. We were present at her birth. Her mother belonged to my dear friend Ann K.
|Is she not adorable? She's one of the sweetest dogs we've ever had.|
A few years ago Lucky was diagnosed with a heart murmur. Cavaliers are prone to heart problems. We had hoped that Lucky's Japanese Chin blood would serve her well against this vulnerability. Unfortunately, that has not turned out to be the case. Now she has congestive heart failure and it is advancing. She's coughing, not eating much, and has labored breathing. We all know that Lucky is approaching the end of her life.
I bought her some canned dog food today. She's only slightly interested.
Please pray that Lucky will have a peaceful end and that our family will have every necessary grace to say good-bye.