Hey folks. I'm just posting here get some bad news off my chest. About three months ago, our aged, not ederly, but aged Rotweiler, Bear, took a tumble down he stairs. Now by tumble I don't mean he fell the whole flight, just tripped and hit his shoulder on the wall. This caused him to limp a bit. Fast forawrd about a week and it hasn't gone away, so we take him to the vet. turns out we either get bad news, or worse news. Bad news is, it could be arthritis, or worse, bone cancer. (something very common in Rotties) He was put on medication and even though he had gotten better at first, he's not doing so well. Next Tuesday he's going back for another checkup and a possible X-ray to make absolute sure. There is a chance it's not bone cancer, but it most likely is. He's in pain though he tries not to show it (most Rotties don't) and it's just another thing we love about him. It's never easy saying goodbye to a loved one, human or animal, and over the many years I've lived I've had to say goodbye to both many times. Bear as been the sweetest, kindest most loving dog you could ever ask for. He's a big guy, and could be a little pushy but he was obedient and never harmed a fly despite living with numerous smaller animals including cats. It's not his time yet but it's running out. Hopefully we go to the vet and she says it was just a bum shoulder and they can fix it up or do something to ease his pain, but there's a 95% chance we may have to ready ourselves. This was him not too long ago. He looks great, he's eating well, he's drinking plenty. He's living like he always has. I just can't imagine what it would be like around here without him. Thanks for anyone who took the time to read this. It feels better to write about it.