Hey ya'll! My name is Roni and I have 3 sweet K-9 babies. I have a golden retriever who is strictly an outdoor dog, her name is Cinnamin. She is 10 years old. I have a terrior mix named Chevy and he is 7 years old. My newest addition is a 7 month old blue heeler / lab mix. His name is Rookie and I rescued him from puppy row. He only had a day left. Thank goodness I just happened to stop. He is the light of my life. I recently (June) lost my baby of 15 years to a tumor in his brain. He was a dalmation / beagle mix. I also rescued him, although I was just out of high school and living at home with my parents. I don't think they bought the idea that I found him on the side of the road. Funny thing...they both fell in love with him immediately. His name was Rudy and I miss him so much everyday. Making the decision to put him down was the absolute hardest thing that I have ever had to do. He had been suffering with ear problems for about 7 - 8 years. It didn't matter how many vets that I took him to, they never diagnosed that he had a tumor until late last year. They put him under and went into his ear to get a good look and take a biopsy. Thats when we found out. Then I was directed to a vet specialist who wanted to do surgery and remove the tumor, inner ear canal and close up the ear. He said he would be good as new. The surgery was done in January and shortly after he began having severe seizures. It was so bad that he couldn't be left alone EVER and he was on anti-seizure medicine. The seizures just keep coming more often and more severe. I hated to see him go through that. All I could do to help him was just hold him until they stopped (about 30 -50 minutes). So sad. I apologize for rambling on, I guess I just needed to talk about Rudy. I just miss him so much. Thank you for listening. I absolutely love this site! Have a great day!