We had to put Samantha down yesterday. She had been diagnosed as having Cushings disease a few months back. Due to her age we opted not to do anything because they assured me she would not be in any pain. 3 days ago she got really sick with tarry stools and having mini strokes a lot of them. Took her to the vet and by that time she was really having mini strokes and blood �� coming out of her mouth indicating blood in the lungs. The vet said she was a very sick puppy and did not disagree when I said to put her down. I did not want to leave her in a strange place without us being able to reassure her and them poking and prodding and stuffing meds down her just to find out what I already knew. She was in fact dying. She had lost a horrible amount of weight and I knew it was time. She was 12 last November. I was not putting her through all of that and then have to go ahead and put her down anyway. I am heartbroken to say the least. I wanted you to know what happened to her. She was a beautiful dog and bossed us around for 3 years. We are devastated. We don't know what to do with ourselves now. You have a great day now and know she is at peace and doesn't hurt anymore. It was definitely our pleasure. She brought us many hours of joy. We are at a loss with nothing to take care of now.