Pat, so sorry to hear about your friend's dog, Bobby. I think the most difficult part of loving an animal is recognizing that they are ready to leave this earth. You are such a kind sole. My heart goes out to you and your friend.
Winnie and I thank you all for your concern and well wishes. We received the results from Winnie's visit to the cardiologist. She is not suffering from congestive heart failure (that was our fist thought). She does have a slight irregularity to her heart beat - they prescribed some medication that she will take for the rest of her life. The next step will be exploratory surgery/scoping of her throat. We are looking at the surgery vs her age (8 1/2) and have some decisions to make. As there is no guarantee the scoping will pinpoint the cause of her terrible panting/breathing episodes. Our quest continues.
I am hoping to get by to visit all your galleries soon.