Well i just got a call from my mom today with some sad news. Our family dog(she is a 12 year old golden retriever) has a very serious infection that is making her pee all over my parents house. So my mom took her to the vet today and he gave her some pills to give our dog(her name is specky) and if these dont work my parents have to make the decision if she should get put down. We have had her as a family since she was six. She came into our family from a breeder-show person just a couple minutes from where we live. She is a two time show champion and had 5 litters of puppies(her last litter she had to have an emergency c-section so that is pretty much why we got her since her breeder didnt want her to have anymore litters and she retired from the show ring) she has been a great dog(one of my favorites even above my two boys) but it will be hard on my niece and nephew as they love her alot. They pulled her ears, poked her eyes, layed on her(me and my fiance have done it a couple of times ourselves) played horsey on her. This hasnt been the month for my family at all. My mom is also battling skin cancer on the top of her head(she has a melanoma) and she goes in for surgery on the 1st of december where after they are done they need to take skin off of her inner thigh and put it on her head. I wonder if dogs know if one of their pals isnt around anymore as our dog harley is super, super close with specky and winston as well and we were thinking she could have taught my brothers and his wifes new puppy dog(who is a border collie-black lab) as she taught harley things when we first got him.