I as well read through the entire thread.......you did great.....your dogs benefited....just as you did... acknowledging your good fortune.A quick revisit to a long remembered time.
Aslan and Peaches had a great relationship for over 14 months till Aslan developed an 8 inch tumor in his diaphram. He passed away in May 2012 and will forever live in my heart.
Peaches just passed from hemangiosarcoma 6 weeks ago and had a full wonderful life with us. Grief, sadness and joy are comingled.
I would do it all over again in a heartbeat!