If you are a "dog person", you know that a dog really does become a part of your family, as silly as that may sound to non-dog-people. We're dog people -- always have been, always will be.
Few things in life hurt more than having to kiss a member of your family goodbye for what you know will be the last time. One of them is breaking the news to a 5-year-old little boy.
Rest in peace girl, we will miss you.