Today is a very sad day in our house. Curtis, who has been our little mainstay pup for the last 18 years passed away last night after having a stroke. Our border terrier, Teddy Ray woke us barking at midnight to let us know something was wrong. You with pets know the heartbreak of loosing a member of the family. The special bond between them and us can only be measured in their unconditional love and the joy they put in our hearts. While he was living on borrowed time, he still ruled the roost. Their will be quite a void in our family that cannot be filled. We always joked if ever a dog should be cloned it should be Curtis. As I have always said, there can be no Heaven for me without my dogs.

— Tom from Falls Church, VA