On May 7 we lost our rescue dog of 9 years, Beau.  We think he had 1-2strokes the day prior but remained a trooper. Having a difficult time going out 2 steps, he went up 18 steps to be with my wife.  She called and told e he was not well as she sat with him.  I rushed home and when he saw me the tail started pounding the floor.  5 minutes later he passed with dignity.  As always, he did it on his terms and he saved us the anguish of having to make a hard decision.  We will always cherish those 9 years.  We were all so lucky.

— Ed from Marietta, GA