Our 14 1/2 year old Doberman/German Shepard mix, Chewy, passed away last night. He has had arthritis for a while now, which we were treating with doggie medication. It moved into his spine, making it so he couldn't feel his legs. He couldn't stand or walk on his own anymore. After consulting with the vet, who explained that any aggressive treatments would, at best, push off the inevitable for only a week or two, we made the painful decision to let him go. I was finally able to get my thoughts together and give a proper tribute to my "Head of Security" and "Marketing Director." He was a multi-talented dog, you know.