In 1998, I was single and petless. My sister had a six-month old Lab that she couldn’t keep because… well, he was a Lab and he did what Labs do. I wholeheartedly took him in and he became my best buddy and companion. Rain, snow, sleet, or shine Major and I enjoyed our daily walks. Even if it was 2 a.m. when I arrived home from an out-of-town meeting we had our walk. I got married in 2002 and Major lost some of me. I lived with some guilt because I missed Major being number one. He always kept me number one in his life. On Thursday, August 26, I lost my old buddy. I knew it would be hard but never understood how badly I miss him. Thanks for always being my buddy Major!

— Brent from Ft. Payne, AL