My wife and I lost our beloved beagle (Holly) yesterday, she would have reached the age of 13 in July. Having just completed a "hydro-therapy" course for Arthritis and recent dental work, it was if she had been reborn. Unknown to us, she had a developing "brain tumour" which manifested itself on Sunday evening. A visit to the vet during the early hours saw her return home for an all but brief stay, as later that morning we were faced with the agonising decision to terminate her life. We cannot come to terms with her loss, it was all so sudden and has left a massive hole in our lives. We have always owned dogs, all of which we felt a huge loss for when gone. However, Holly was that "one in a million" She had a wonderful life and accompanied us everywhere, and at the moment I keep expecting to see her doing all the things we had come to know her for. Her favourite day of the week was shopping day. She would inspect every bag looking for the treat that she knew was there, becoming increasingly excited as the bags were unloaded. We feel so sad!