It happened again. We lost 2 in 369 days. We lost Tracy on October 1, 2013 and then lost Kodiak on October 5, 2014. We were Tracy's retirement home. We got her when she was 9 and had her for 2 1/2 short years. She passed from very unexpected bloat. It was tragic but I had kept my promise to her. I knew each one of her days was going to be the best. The loss saddened us. We had Kodiak left. No way would I ever guess that this boy would get sick at 6 1/2 years old. He was the beneficiary of all the trials from the GSDs before him. He was fed the best food, walked regularly, exercised regularly, taken care of like none before him. Then he was diagnosed with bladder cancer August 30th. The month following was a steady decline. He ate less and less and I felt if he would only eat, he would be ok. He still had his sparkle. He was a fighter. Why he had to go I am dumbfounded. I tell myself that he and Tracy must have really become good friends and he wanted to be with her. My heart is shattered, again. But, I take comfort in knowing they are together.