Alan dug a biggish hole on our garden tonight. We finally decided to say enough was enough with Bean and had him pts tonight. He just couldn't overcome this bladder infection and with a possible bladder tumour as well... Things seemed to be finally going well last week with him having put on weight and being off the AB's for 2-3 weeks then on Saturday he stopped eating again. The infection was back again more AB's prescribed. But he's been on different ones for about 9 months. Some work, some don't work, some work and then they don't work. Last time in the end he had to take 2 different ones and they worked but the infection is back again after only a few weeks of him finishing them. I couldn't bear to see him turning to skin and bone again and him struggling to pee until it looked like he was trying expell his anus and all the blood and the pain and him just lying around not reacting to anything. All whilst we tried to find an AB that would work this time. So enough of it for him. He is worth so much more than ending his life in that way. I know that some of you have descendants of his and I hope that you have a much pleasure out of them as we had from him. He did everything to the very best of his ability, even if it was cutting the corners on a bend or on a lure course. :teehee: Being show bred he was a heavy dog and we finally were able to get his weight down to 32lbs as a veteran. In his younger days he trialled with a lot of 'naughty' racing bred dogs to try to get them straight and as a racing vet his great heart and refusal to be bested meant that he beat quite a few good racing breds. I will continue to pick my pups based on how I remember him as a 4 week old puppy, as he was what I think a whippet should be like. Stunningly beautiful to look at, brave as they come, never believed in quitting and a total gent to live with. Oh and a very good black! :thumbsup: He passed away peacefully with his head in my hands. The house feels empty tonight which is strange because we have so many dogs and he'd been so still and quiet for so long. A gentleman to the end. Whose end came much too soon. A chunk of my heart has departed with him.