Yesterday we lost a member of the family. Our shepherd mix, Willie, succumbed to his Cushings disease and left for that doggie heaven where he can chase all the kitties he wants. He was a pound puppy that we inherited from some friends. He was 130 lbs of love and kindness. He was part Husky and had the hair to prove it. Our hearts are heavy. It was sad to see him die yesterday. It was also somewhat unexpected as he was walking around several times like normal. He hadn't eaten for several days and yesterday he even refused his treat. We knew he wasn't doing well. We noticed that he was laying in the entry flower bed where he often does but was laying kind of funny. We went over to him and found him breathing really heavy. His eyes were dialated and gums were black. We were pretty sure he wouldn't last long, and he didn't. I was happy that we could be there with him in his last minutes. We will miss him a bunch. Here is a nice picture of him taken a couple of years ago. If you have doggies, give them a big hug for me!