To top it off, my poor mother who was already stressed to the max, had to put her only dog to sleep last Thursday. Mickey, a seven year-old golden retriever, has had a leg injury for six months. The vet told her that at some point he had developed bone cancer and it had likely spread throughout his body. She made the decision to do it now rather than when he was in agony. That was such a sad goodbye but we were lucky to have him in our lives. Run with the bunnies my furry "little brother".