I have not cried this hard since I lost my Bear three years ago. Everything you said is beyond true, especially about the “look” and I still remember my last conversation with Bear in the backyard when he told me to let him go. The tears flood back thinking about it, but I know he is running, chasing sticks and swimming in the biggest pool ever right now! What lucky pups you have to have someone that cares for them so deeply. Thank you for sharing!