For Cookie, a 2-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, the diagnosis was grim. The dog needed expensive surgery, or he was going to die.
But thanks to the generosity of a local veterinarian, Cookie and his South Jeffco family are looking forward to a sweet and joyful Christmas.
The feisty and playful pup has been a constant companion to the Sumner family for eight years, since Cookie was 8 weeks old. Yet Melissa Sumner knew on a recent day that something was terribly wrong with her family’s best friend.