Well we have been preparing ourselves all week to say goodbye to our beloved Sammy today. The girls said their goodbyes last night and this morning, then Mick and I spent the morning with him, until the vet arrived. It is the first time I have had to do this and don't think I will ever put myself through it again (though I guess that is what everyone says....never again). We went out for a walk this afternoon, just to get out of the house really, seemed so strange coming back in to an empty house. No one to greet me and stand on my toes, to head butt my shin because I haven't acknowledged him quick enough. No one pulling the tea towel and towel off the rayburn, or knocking the cake tins off the shelf to get your attention. I shall miss my 'little boy' so much.