Today we had to take our beloved Dachshund, Duke, to the vet to be euthanized. Duke had congestive heart failure and his activity for the past year has been steadily decreasing. He had stopped eating, was always coughing and spent all of his days sleeping and laying around in his bed. He was unable to make it outside on his own.

We feel terribly guilty about having to do this, but we know it was the best thing for Duke. He was with us for 15 years and born on our son’s birthday (our son is a US Marine), so it will be tough telling him and our teenage daughter about Duke’s passing.

Thank you Mark for the venue to share. I love your show and your books. I admire your dedication to your dogs and empathy you show to others who have lost a pet.

Goodbye Duke

— Brian from Carrollton, TX