mario8, thank you for your kind words. Boxers are such a great breed, I have been so blessed with 3, Bandit passed back in 1999-2000 ish, Dak is leaving this Saturday and Sophie is only 4 so I hope to have many years with her.
My issue I am having now is Sophie is my kids dog, she is great, but I've never fully bonded with her like I did with Dak. And I think with some pets you bond more with some than others. I think I had to much regret for having to give him up, no matter the circumstances behind it. And in the last 24 hours I've told myself when our lab Angel and Sophie pass I'm done with animals. I can't handle this pain again, it is just way to much for me. It shouldn't be fair to love this much and hurt this much. I know the pain will pass as it did when Bandit passed but it hasn't happened, I'm just dreading Saturday and I know the pain will be so raw for a long time.
Loved you yesterday. Love you still. Always have. Always will.