Yesterday i had to have my best friend put to sleep. Some may think this ridiculous as he was a dog, but i got him in 2004 just before i graduated college, he was almost 4 years old. Jake was 1/2 bull mastiff and 1/2 black lab. Smart as all get out, and more like a brother to me. He is the one who helped me keep my sanity when my kids died, he was there when me and my wife split up for a while, he was there when all the good happened. I never had to leash him as when we went out he would stay by my side, except when he was chasing Amarillos around. He is also the only thing that never ask me for anything or ever took advantage of me. I really wish everyone could have a friend like him. He was almost 16 years old, he had a hell of a good run and he will be missed.