6 years ago my better half was told he had 6 months due to congestive heart failure. Today he passed another 6 month checkup with his cardiologist with flying colors. He's 13 and has a bit of arthritis in his back legs but we still walk every day. Meds and lots of spoiling plus he has a great attitude and zero stress, I should be so lucky! I've been on pins n needles all week. He walked out of the clinic tail wagging and like a boss today, he's not ready to go anywhere just yet. George Patton, uber emeritus Golden Retriever.