It is with heavy heart that I write this as my wife and I have come to the decision that it is time to put to rest our cherished family friend of 15 years.  She is suffering from the basic breakdown of a dogs body that occurs over what I would consider her extremely long life.  Since she was a puppy she has always been a house dog – curling up either next to our bed or in our bed when it was time to go to sleep.  A few months ago she started having extreme difficulties climbing the stairs to our bedroom so we made a bed for her downstairs.  She has been the most faithful kind loving dog that I have ever owned and my family will miss her deeply.  Thank you for giving me a forum to express my sadness.  Ruby RIP

— Greg from Riverside, CA