This past week Rocky "my yellow Labrador retriever" had to have a mast-cell tumor removed from his chest. The tumor was embedded in his chest muscle so part of that had to be cut out also. The incision is about 8 inches long and stapled together with 21 staples. His surgery was extremely risky being as he also has dilated cardiomyopathy a heart condition also found in humans. Rocky seems to be healing fine what a trooper he is. The biopsy on the tumor comes in this week so your thoughts and prayers are appreciated!