Cowboy star Roy Rogers is back on his feet after surgery to repair a weakened artery, his son says.

The 77-year-old actor got out of bed Monday and walked without assistance for the first time since the operation Oct. 21, said Roy "Dusty" Rogers Jr. in Apple Valley, Calif."His oxygen hose only went 15 feet and he said, `This is boring, going out only as far as your hose will take you,' " the younger Rogers said.