I really feel for those members who've posted photos of their dog friends who have past away.
Here's my 15year old Newfoundland/Labrador "Blossom" who past away this year at the end of February. Photo taken just a week before she died. She was a huge dog - Newfoundland size - and was my constant companion. Was beside me all day and also lay on her big bed beside my bed at night. She was a gentle giant and my best friend. She was diagnosed with cancer last year in September and I'm so thankful I had those extra 6 months with my girl. One day I'll be able to paint another portrait of her.....but not yet. I miss her intently.