Today I had to put my buddy Mattie down. I adopted him July 2000 after CILRA had his 2 torn ACL’s repaired and put him up for adoption. He was 3 years old. then. I knew that arthritis would be in his future and it has caught up to him today. His 12 years here has been a joy, he was a loving Lab, an instigator always wanting to roughhouse with any dog he could find. His CILRA sisters, Lana and Remi will miss their big brother too. See you at the Rainbow Bridge buddy!  — Gregg K.