Today was a terrible day on the homestead. We laid our dog, Maple to rest. she came down very sick all of a sudden this week, lost alot of weight and couldnt eat or hardly walk. the doc said she had a bowel blockage of some sort. a $3k surgery might have helped or it may have proved cancer. She was almost nine and an important part of the family. A protector of children, snake hunter, and my best friend.