I have been wonderfully blessed with almost 13 loving years with my best buddy, my basset hound, Rebel. He was born in my home on August 5, 2000 and has been my best friend since. Tomorrow will be one of the saddest days in my life because of many illnesses I cannot list I will have to put him down. I have agonized over the decision and after many vet visits in the last week I have exhausted all other options and I know it will be best for him. His master (my late spouse) will be there to greet him along with my dad who passed away in January. My heart is heavy and my soul will have another empty spot when he departs this earth but I know we will be reunited once again. The decision to have him euthanized was the hardest decision to make since I had to make the decision to take my spouse off of life support. The pain and emptiness will always remain but  must remember that I was blessed with having him in my life and for that I am a better person for it. Thank you God for giving him to me and watch over him till our reunion.

— Mary from Fayetteville, AR