I'm sorry. It's so hard to lose them. They take a part of us with them. And I think they leave a bit of themselves in our hearts. Sharing our lives with GSDs (probably any dog) expands our lives and hearts, and it is only right that their loss is painful for us. Were it not so, than their lives would not have brought us so many positive things.
I'm sorry, your boy was so young. There is only so much that we have control over. We can stack the deck in our favor in our selection, and we can feed the best of everything, and limit exposure to whatever might cause a problem, but in the end, there is only so much we have control over. And the rain falls on the good and bad. Your boy had a good life, and you did your best for him. He had six and a half good years because you loved him and cared for him as you did.
Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.