FYI: Today (the second Sunday in September) is National Pet Memorial Day. Given the name, I assume this is a US observance, not a world holiday. It's been close to two years since Fasb passed. I've been thinking of him a lot this weekend. Still very sad, even though I know a short, sudden illness was better in the end than a protracted, slow decline. He was fairly healthy, seemed happy, and was very active until the week before he died. It would have been difficult for us to watch him go into a gradual, severe decline and have to grapple every day with the question of whether or not it was time to let him go. I wish he had lasted another year or three, but, realistically, the other health concerns would have probably caught up with him eventually even if the kidneys hadn't failed. Still, we miss him. We've taken in a couple more dogs but haven't come close to replacing him.