My wife had to put our 18 year old dog to sleep today. Kip was also known as Stinky, the Carcass, the Lord of Stench, and Satan. He was very annoying, and I probably lost at least a year of sleep in the 10 years that I lived with him. He also turned my hair grey with his strange nocturnal noises, barking, licking, grunting, and mind numbing stink. All of that aside, I loved the mutant Shih Tzu in my own weird way. I wonder how long I will call out to him when I get home from work, forgetting that he is gone. This whole death thing really sucks.