View Full Version : News from Rocky, the old rottie (Update: more pics!)

06-10-2006, 02:04 PM
Rocky, my parents' old rottie (11,5 years) who has been diagnosed with an extremely enlarged spleen saw his vet last week (for his vaccination) and he was surprised how good he's looking now, half a year after he's been so gravely ill and weak. The vet thinks that whatever made his spleen grow cannot be anything malign because if that was the case, Rocky wouldn't have recovered so well. A biopsy has never been made because the vet feared it would make the cancer spread, and he ruled out surgery because of Rocky's age and poor condition at that time.

Now he's doing much better and is enjoying his life. There's a huge surprise waiting for him next weekend: He's will get a little rottie baby sister, Emma. Can't wait for her arrival, and I hope everything will work out fine with the resident pets (Rocky and the two cats, Peggy and Dino). I'll keep you updated.

Today, I visited my mother and we were in the garden where I took new photos of Rocky. He had fun lying on the grass, chewing half-rotten branches. :)





Don't you think he's looking great for his age? :)


06-10-2006, 02:23 PM
he looks great. he's also a good example that aging dogs dont always get grey, thats generic. :)

06-10-2006, 02:25 PM
wow! he's adorable! and looks VERY good for his age! no grey whiskers! i can't wait to see pics of Rocky's new lil sister!

06-10-2006, 03:48 PM
I also think he looks really young in the pics.

Well, I hope he will like his new little sister, and won't get jealous!


06-10-2006, 04:53 PM
I'm glad he's doing well, he is such a handsome boy :)

06-10-2006, 07:45 PM
he's such a cutie! :) he looks really great for his age! :D

06-10-2006, 07:59 PM
:D He's SO handsome and very charming. I'm so glad he's better. I can't wait to see pictures of his rottie sister, Emma. I'm sure he'll love her.

06-10-2006, 08:25 PM
I just love that handsome Rottie boy. Thanks for the update, he sure looks like he is doing great.

06-10-2006, 08:37 PM
Glad to hear he's doing good. He's a really handsome guy, and like others have pointed out, he has aged really nicely... I don't see a single grey hair! :D
I'm sure he'll love his baby sister once he meets her. How could anyone not love a baby rottie! ;)

06-10-2006, 09:11 PM
Kristen this is absolutely wonderful news! I'm glad to hear (and see!) that he is doing so well:D Makes me very, very happy.
Love the pictures, and it looks like he loved the branch!

06-10-2006, 09:35 PM
Rocky is quite nice-looking indeed!
I'm glad his health has returned. Sounds like a bit of a miracle almost. Hooray for no malignancy!!!
His little sister should be good company for him. :D

06-10-2006, 09:40 PM
Wow, Rocky is a handsome boy! He has aged so graciously! I am glad that he is doing well, and I hope that he likes his new lil sister!!!!

Steph, Jes, and Jemi'

critter crazy
06-10-2006, 09:42 PM
That is just an adorable rotti!! He looks great!!! Such gorgeous dogs! I love thema nd miss mine so much!!!

06-10-2006, 11:10 PM
I love miracle stories! what a handsome lad! congrats on the upcoming arrival! the youngster will definitely keep him young, active and busy for sure!

Miss Z
06-11-2006, 08:11 AM
Rocky is doing so well, and it's amazing to know that he's done this well so far. I know he'll love having a young one to be around him and I hope the rest of his days are filled with happiness and love:D

06-11-2006, 12:46 PM
Yes, it really looks like a little miracle. Maybe it's been all the positive thoughts coming from Pet Talk that made this happen. :)

Here are three more photos I took today, when my mother took a little break in her garden, and Rocky enjoyed being with her:





06-11-2006, 12:49 PM
wow, its so good to see him doing so well! Must be those PT prayers :o , plus lots of TLC! Looking forward to meeting Emma!

06-12-2006, 11:19 AM
Thanks! :)

I'll keep you all informed about Emma, and I'll post pics as soon as possible! :) Meanwhile, we're all counting the days here! :)


06-12-2006, 01:50 PM
I am in love with Rocky. He is so handsome. I'm very glad to hear he is doing well and will be getting a baby sister! :)