We adopted Hoosier on Veterans Day 2012. Monday, May 3 Ron and I had to make the hardest decision of our lives. We chose to end Hoosier’s pain. We fought every battle as hard as we could but in the end dysplasia and arthritis won the war. Hoosier gave us the happiest nine years. He was the light of our lives. He really was the happiest dog on the planet. He was the living breathing embodiment of thankfulness and joy. I would like to give a special thank you to Gregg K. for rescuing my baby out of that backyard. I am forever grateful. Also, to the entire CILRA family for his care, fostering and eventually adoption into our family. Ron and Kim S.