We had to put Chuck down today. I am feeling rather desolate. I never dreamed how much having a dog would enrich our lives, nor how sad I'd be when he goes. It has been in many ways a gigantic hassle having a dog with our lifestyle and it has been very hard to watch him decline over this blessedly short and rapid process, and it has been 100% worth every moment even when he was a goofball. And I miss him horribly.