11/1/02 rescued a chocolate lab of unknown age from our local shelter to add a layer of security at home for our young daughter. Dog literally had it's head and whole front body stuffed inside a 5gal bucket of water playing. It was an instant bond from the first night home where she slept at the foot of my daughters bed (right under the window). This continued until recently when she was physically unable to climb up on the bed and then was forced to the cushy Costco bed on the floor. We lost her on 2/15 and the pain is almost unbearable. For people that think a pet is just a pet, I pity you.
Man's best friend is an understatement, Porsche you will be missed forever.