A piece of my heart has died. My beloved beagle, Benny, was put to sleep today after fighting Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia and Thrombocytopenia for a month and a half. We went through various treatments and chemotherapy drugs, but in the end his body couldn't handle the stress so I decided to put him at peace and end his suffering. He had muscle atrophy in the head and couldn't close his jaws and had to be bottle fed water over the past few days. I had many plans for us after graduation such as going to hospitals as a therapy dog, exercising to lose weight (both of us) and just chilling and enjoying the prime of his dog years. Those people who were fortunate enough to meet him know how happy he was. I have no regrets of my decision and he lived a very wonderful dog life. I don't regret staying in Friday nights to watch a movie or TV with him and taking him out on my errands as he sat in the car. In a way, he actually trained me to appreciate and love dogs more than I ever thought I could. Benny never judged me, knew my moods, and adjusted accordingly. He was a vital part of allowing me to overcome all the crap I went through the past 3 years. I love you buddy. Keep your tail up. Benny the beagle 3/5/02 - 6/21/05 A great companion and even better friend. I miss you !!!!