Well, I've not posted for a long time on this forum, but I always stop by everyweek to see what is going on. Our German Shepherd, Duke, was very dog aggressive. However, we worked on this to the extend that he and my son's dog Sam became great friends. Enough that when my son and his family were posted overseas we took Sam in to live with us five weeks ago. The last four weeks have been fantastic. We have been 'a pack' and loved every minute of it. However, last week, Sam developed what at first looked like a very bad cold. After numerous visits to the vet he was sent on Tuesday to a specialist vet. It turns out he has acute leukemia and has only a few weeks, maybe a couple of months if all goes well with treatment to keep him happy. I'm so sad that our family is to be so short lived. What I want to say is, if your dog appears to be ill, don't just give the meds and wait till your next appt. I knew something was very wrong, even though outside signs looked the same. I took Sam back early. I'm so glad I did, because if it had not been for my determination that things were not 'right' he would not be here now, passing away suffering. At least now he can come home to be a happy normal doggie instead of passing away in a hospital he can pass with dignity and comfort. How lucky we have been to have such a great dog, even if it is just to be for a short time.