I had to say goodbye to my companion of 18 years last week. His health had been failing for a while. The vet hadn't been able to do too much other than draw blood to monitor him. I had him from 3 weeks old, bottle fed him while he lived in a crate under my desk at work. He was the office mascot until he was big enough to live at home while I was gone. He was a companion to my newf Nik for 12 years. He will be missed.