She passed away on Friday around noon. at 16 1/2 half years her health began to take a turn for the worst a week before. I knew she would go soon. The past ten days where hard she went from becoming a very finicky eater to not eating at all two days before leaving me. I'm happy we shared a pizza on tuesday but by weds and thursday I was having to force feed her with a spoon. I felt guilty forcing food that she did not want. I canceled everything this week to be by her side. But on Friday I had to make a trip to the office. I went early as she was sleeping so I could come back as soon as possible. I was out for three hours. I rushed right back, as I entered my home it seems she had expired minutes before. both my other dogs where near her. she died in the same position as I had left her. Her body was warm, I picked her up and she spilled the last remains in her bladder. I know she was 16 and she had to move on, she had become ill at the end and it was not fair that she should suffer. I prayed the last night and gave her permission to leave, we slept together the whole night , I could hear her breathing go from heavy to faint and then relaxed. I know all of this but I still feel pain. She was the offspring of my previous dogs Sophia and Fonfon.I helped her be born,.. she was the best dog ever with such a wonderful disposition she inherited all the good traits from her parents. Never gave me any trouble, my kitchen companion when I cooked, she cleaned every plate , floor and anything else that fell on the ground, always by my side she gave the sweetest kisses ever. I know she's running with her best friend pipoca which I lost five years ago and with her mom and dad and little sis, they are all running healthy in a heavenly pasture happy and full of energy, but right now I just feel sad. I miss her, I miss my entire cocker clan. she was the last of that clan, now they are all gone. I love you Billie Noir Blue !!!