What joyfully sad story, Therese! We lost our 16-year-old dog in April, leaving us with our 15-year-old Pekingese. We recently adopted 2 10-year-old bonded dogs whose owners were moving to a retirement community. Each dog, in its unique way, bring so much love and entertainment to a family.

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