This is my dog KAS (named after Kass Winthrop from Another World). He's a great dog. He's been ill off and on for the past year or so. I have been going broke trying to get him back to 100%. His doctor told me that it was inhumane to keep him alive. The selfish side of me that loved him too much wanted to hold on and have faith that he'd get better. The doctor said that I had a really sweet dog and that he was too sweet for me to allow him to suffer. I didn't want him to hurt. So I told the doctor to do what he felt had to be done. My dog died yesterday 12/20/04. I haven't cried so hard since losing my mom. It's funny how a stupid dog can have such an impact on your life and your family. They have personalities, they love hard, they protect you and make you laugh. If he were really just some stupid dog, I would just replace him and get another. He wasn't, he was like my child and the doctor advised me to pull the plug. Some people say, "you can't compare a pet to a person!" That's Bullshit! If you ever had a pet, I guess you know what I mean. In the meantime,.....I mourn.