(Let me state for the record before we get into this post that I don't believe in people heaven, so doggie heaven is problematic...) Today is a sad day around the homestead. One of our doggies, Malibu had to go to sleep today. We tried everything we could to get him to recover from his latest malady (the assumption was that it was an infection of the sinuses, but we all knew that it was really cancer) while dealing with his blindness, diabetes, tumors, etc. Up until this morning, he seemed like his conditions didn't rule him or control him. Prior to breakfast this morning, he had a major seizure / heart attack which left him not able to move or enjoy life anymore. He led a very charmed and privileged life with our entire family essentially catering to his every whim. Daughter Kristin could not have been any more helpful in dealing with his "departure". Being the blubbering idiot that I am, I couldn't go in and be with Malibu in his final moments, but she and SIL Tony were with him when the time came. I thank them for the strength to be able to do that. Malibu (or Boo Boo as I called him) was an incredible PITA, but he was the sweetest doggie that you could ever meet! He will be tremendously missed!