Thirteen years you've been by my side
Though we were different, we never once lied
You were my canine companion
My friend, one of the best champions
Now you've passed away...
But know this, in my heart you'll stay
Because we were friends
Until the very end

Um... yeah, my dog passed away and I was really upset that it happened, I was being hospitalized for my cancer treatments at the time too... I miss him so much, you know? Having him since I was two... he was basically a part of the family... we never called him just a 'dog'... he was mine, my brother's, my mother's and father's best friend. It's kinda sad not to have him around any more...