Rotten was a very special boy. He lived for 18 years and had several owners. He was born under a big pine tree in my back yard and I could not keep him. Over the course of the years he comforted one owner as she lost her battle with cancer and kept her widower company until he could no longer care for Rotten. He finally made his way back to my family. He helped my cousin recover from quintuple bypass surgery and pneumonia. In the end Rotten battled diabetes and kidney failure. He was a very good boy who brought love and hope to everyone.