On Tuesday of this week my wife and I had to put down our second of three Chows. He was a great dog for 13 years but just couldn't go on any more. Well it got a little worse as today the first of our Chows at 14 years old had a major stroke at home for my wife and passed away. She was extremely attached to my wife and a very special dog. I thought it hurt with one but two makes for a lousy way to start a year. My wife and I are crushed. Animals are great companions but they tear your heart out when they're gone....