My border collie, Sam, is over 14 years old and although she is still with me, she has had 3 episodes in the last 4 months that has required a vet visit. I adore Sam and love her with all my heart. Today she couldm”t walk and another visit to the vey. I listen to Mark describe the visits to the vet leading up the the last days – I am grieving today knowing that my Sweet Girl is nearing the end. Although I am so thankful for her healthy and happy life, the heartbreak today is awful – I needed a place to write where I knew people would understand

— Alan from Vienna, VA