Rae, I'm so sorry for your loss. We had to send our 14 1/2 year old lab to the Bridge last summer - never easy. Hopefully, in time, you'll only think of the good times, and the sorrow will ease.
Beth - mom to adopted rescues:
Dempsey: (8/27/2007) flashy brindle, docked and floppy
Potsie: 4 year old cream minipoo
Maddie: 4(?) year old westie/bichon(?)