I come from a family of animal lovers...At one time while growing up we had 3 huskies, 2 poodles, and 3 cats. I have not gone as extreme as my folks with pets - we have 1 dog and 1 cat, and with 2 kids that is plenty. Until this morning my parents had 4 Australian Shepards, 1 Golden Retriever, and 2 cats.
While having a lot of loving animals can be a great experience, the hardest part is losing one. I just spoke to my dad and was told that this morning that their sweet golden retriever, Skye, died suddenly. She was a beautiful loving dog and will be missed by our family. R.I.P. Skye.