In February of this year we had to make the very difficult decision to put our 16 year old girl Tessa down. We adopted Tessa at the age of 7, and had her for 9 years. Tessa was the sweetest dog, she was very submissive and gentle. When we got her, she had just had puppies and we had to wait until she had weaned them to take her home. She was always extremely patient and kind to our other dogs.