Sorry for your loss. I bet those were10 wonderful years with Zeus.
We had dogs growing up as kids and I loved them!! However I did not want to get one when I moved out of the parents house at 18 for I did not want the responsibility and expense.
Well in 1987 my live in girlfriend brings home this beautiful 8 week old Golden Retriever to our apartment, problem is we both worked and it was an apartment, that lasted two weeks before we gave it to a friend out in the country.
Have not had another dog since until my daughter Victoria wore us out wanting one, we finally gave in on the condition she would take care of him (walk it, pickup poop etc.).
We found Luke at a rescue place 5 1/2 years ago, remember this is my daughters dog and responsibility
Well lets just say Luke hardly ever leaves my side, I will be a mess when his time comes..
Again Sorry for your loss A.B.