Best and sweetest dog in the whole world and we thought we were going to die when they told us she was (she had a cancer on a toe that spread all over her body in the 2 weeks since we thought she had a hot spot). We waited and thought and suffered over what to do, we had 2 others and they were grieving. We ended up getting our first Standard Poodle, a female and I swear to you she is our Golden returned to us. Never has there been a sweeter dog. After so many dogs over all these years I can honestly say I have loved each and every one no matter what oddities they ended up with or being but these two females could not be better. I would swear they are one in the same. We are lucky
It is hard. I am so sorry but you have more time and that is great. I really really do understand. Some are just special and touch you in ways that others just do not. Give her a scratch for me please, she is making me smile just reading about her arthritis and still chasing the white tailed rats.