My best friend and companion of the last 11 plus years, Molly, my basset hound, went to the Rainbow Bridge today. The day started out normal, she was up and happy, ate her breakfast, bossed her basset brother, Zeke around. Yelled at me when I was late giving her glucosamine pill. She asked to go out around 11:30. She went out happy and normal and 20 minutes later came in with head hanging and hardly able to walk. We went to the vets, they took x-rays and saw something strange. Exploratory surgery revealed a huge tumor on her liver, inoperable and most likely more tumors in her other organs along with much internal bleeding. So she never woke up from the surgery. She was so shocky that they could not keep her alive long enough for me to say goodbye. I miss her so much already, she has slept with me most every night for the last 11 years. She has whined and begged and got her way when she wanted a cookie or a carrot. She could sit up like a gopher and beg for food. And she had a lovely voice and would sing songs with me. I love you, Molly Polly and will see you again one day. Zeke and Ernie the cat will miss you too!