Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for over 15 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Rook was a very special girl. She was found at a campground four years ago. She was afraid of everything and everyone.
Desi's parents, Lucinda and Roger were there, and Rook trusted them right away. She just rolled over for a tummy rub. She wanted them to be her parents, and they took her home.
She got along great with the other dogs-- here she is with Wanda. Rook was heartworm positive and desperately needed a dental. She lost 18 teeth, she had heartworm treatment and was became a healthy wonderful dog. She loved car rides and going to Starbucks with her dad.
Rook was diagnosed with mouth melanoma in September. Lucinda (our Roanoke vet) removed the mass and Rook also saw an oncologist at Virginia Tech. The cancer was a fast spreading one, and it spread to her throat. It could have closed off her airway at any time. They took her home today (Friday) and gave her one last meal, loved on her, and let her go. Rook had an incredible home with Roger and Lucinda. We know their hearts are broken-- and our are, too. Rest in peace, sweet girl.