Of coarse it's when they leave us :( We've had a bad year. Lily left us in April and Diezel left in Sept. The last 10 days he was blind from brain tumors. He didn't want to go. His little body just couldn't fight any longer. He sat on my lap when he could no longer even walk, until he passed. He was looking up at me, not seeing but feeling my breath on his nose and hearing me tell him what a good boy he was. He wanted to be with me, his dad. Lily had a long slow decline from DM. It's a terrible disease. They loose the thing they can do best, run. She went from leader of the pack to being totally dependent. But she knew we loved her. She passed sitting on her daddy's lap too. Ginger has out lived 3 of her boxer family now. She is lonely but we give her lots of attention and spoiling. She'll be 11 next month, November 20.