I'm spending November abroad visiting relatives, so my family left the dog in a home to be cared for till we returned. He's a black and white Maltese poodle named Fluffy. He was bought by my sister in 2003 as a prize for doing well in an exam. He was a very sweet, faithful and playful dog. He collapsed on Monday and left his life on Friday. It's a grievous incident for us all, maybe the more so because we were away from him. RIP Fluffy. Thank you for being a wonderful pet.