Well, my mom ICQ'd me tonight to tell me they had to put our dog Marley to sleep. :( It was just her time. She had been having minor health problems for the past year and was taking various pills each day to keep things in check. But in the past week or two she's seemed really depressed and making more of an effort to avoid eating the pills we hide in food so eventually my mom had to start forcing the pills down with her finger. I guess today she was just doing really bad and my mom felt like it had crossed the threshold from keeping healthy into sustained suffering. I could tell her time was coming soon the last couple times I saw her, so it's not as shocking, but that doesn't mean I won't miss her.