My dog Rudy lost his battle with cancer and congestive heart failure today. It's a great loss, and the house is rather empty without him. He was a wonderful boy even in the midst of all his treatments, medications, pokings, and proddings. My wife and I will sorely miss our beautiful boy.

The above picture was taken by my wife. Rudy was known for jumping up in his favorite tree trying to get closer to the squirrels and birds who seemed to tease him so much, and Joanne was able to capture one of those moments.