The day after Christmas our little schnauzer woke us up and he couldn’t get confortable. He would try to lay down in very obscure places for a few seconds at a time. We took him in to discover his kidneys were shutting down and had an enlarged heart. Next day we had to make the tough decision. Can I just say that it totally sucks. 30 years ago was the last time I had to deal with this and was at a very different position in terms of empathy. This go around has been hard mainly because of all the memories as a family we have made. I still look for him to come around the corner, lay at my feet, bark at the doorbell. Girls are having a super hard time of it as well. We miss this little guy.