Yesterday between 2:45 am and 7:00am i lost the best buddy i could ever have had. I think he had 2 heart attacks 1 earlier on tues night and then maybe a final one yesterday morning sometime before 7:00am. He was 15 years old and 1 month. Not a young dog but a buddy dog my husband and i have had for that long. He was so much human it was scary. He didn't want you to be mad at him and would make sure while younger if he thought you were he didn't go to bed until he was sure you forgave him. I have seen tears in his eyes. He was born deformed. His paw on 1 of his front legs was on the side of the leg about 2 inches-3 inches up. He walked on bone there. He mustly ran holding this leg up-hence his name tri*pod. He had several deformed spots but to us he was perfect. He loved home cooked meals. If you went out to eat or just went out, when you came home he wanted to smell your breath just to know if you did or not. If you ate a snack, he wanted the same. No dog treats for him only people food. He was a poodle from his mama and a terrier from his daddy mix. About 2 years ago he first got sick. He had an enlarged prostate. So he was neutered. No cancer but from then he had other problems. He kept having a cyst of fluid form and had to go about 3 more surgeries before it was all drained and kept from coming back. Then he developed heart failure-fluid. He developed the cough/gag. He was put on steroids, fluid pill and heart medicine. The last 2 weeks seemed like he had done the best in a long time. He was more alert again wanting to play, waiting while i cooked supper. Then 2 nights ago something happened. He fell down around 9:00 pm tues night. We guess he had a light heart attack. he could not sleep. He developed diarreah. Then he evidentually had a massive heart attack after getting a drink of water. Around 7Am we found him gone. We are besides our self. Now hes not here to get under our feet, or catch frogs of which he used to love to chase while younger. Or go to the clothes line with me or sit on the porch. I have cried and cried. I know to some he is a dog but to us he was more then a dog could ever be. Thanks for reading.