Sudden was my GSD for 9yrs and he died unexpectedly just over 2wks ago. He just collapsed in front of me as i was bringing him into garage for a rest. I got him to vets an hour away and they helped him on his way. He had had a stroke. Suffice to say the whole household is still in shock and sadness as he was just always there. Its so empty outside without him though I do have the 5mth pup but its not the same. The other thing is that as he was such a popular fella in my area that many people still ask me how he is, so I have to tell people all over again about what happened so Im still reliving it. Im not cross that people ask as everybody loved him for his calm, placid nature. I just miss his big thick neck and him not around to greet me.