We put our 14 year old lab down this week. Almost one year to the day the I lost Rex. I never felt as connected to the lab but it still hurts. She was my step son's dog that came to stay with us for a couple of weeks over 12 years ago. Once she and Rex had bonded we couldn't separate them as Rex would never have understood why. She was diagnosed with severe diabetes 2 weeks ago. Food was the most important thing in her life and her last 2 days, she didn't eat anything and we knew it was time. The vet came to the house and she was surrounded by those that loved her. Hopefully Her and Rex are together again.