First Pic, Shadow. Gone 2 years now.
Second is the Wifes dog. I make no claims on "the rat" (Real name is Rapscallion)
I would take the Raps in a heartbeat. I am soft when it comes to dogs. I also know how you feel about Shadow as I had to put my buddy down about a year ago.
I had to put my Golden down last April. Sucks. Love my dogs.
Yeah Shadow is much missed.
The Rat, well he would be ok except for the whole, lack of house breaking thing. That really TICKS ME OFF. He is a 40mph couch potato. (Shadow had been around longer than I have been married, so......)