Thank you for sharing, and now i’m crying too. I’ve never had a dog, but I had a cat, Fred, from when he was 5 weeks old, right to the end, 16 happy years later. There comes a time when it’s right to say goodbye, and it sounds like you’ve worked that out already. It will be the hardest day of your life, but you will know you are doing right by him. Just hold him tight and say goodbye, all the while remembering the good times.