You have my condolences on the loss of a family member --- It brings back memories of holding the paw of "Charlie", who we had from the time I was 10 until 26, when he was put to sleep. Unfortunatly, due to allergies my wife has to pet dander, my son will never know the unending love of "man's best friend"
I'm so sorry Red. Belle was a beautifull dog and will always be with you. I don't know what we will do when it comes time for our Tucker. When we got him our older son was 22 months old and they have grown up together as liter mates. Tucker is 8 now and I dread the thought.