We had to put Sandy to sleep today. It is one of the hardest things I've ever done. We all agreed it was time, though. Daily activities were just getting impossible for her, and we didn't want to see her suffer. She was a trooper right until the end. She never failed to greet me and try to follow me around the house, even when it was so difficult for her. She has been my constant companion through good and bad for 14 years, and always offered unconditional love. I miss her terribly. Gus misses her, too. He is moping around-he's never been an only dog. I know we did the right thing at the right time, but it hurts. I am thankful I got to be with her at the very end and speak words of love to her-I hope that's the last thing she remembers.