I'm so sorry to hear that Pepper is at the end of his days. This is the hardest thing about having pets, but I think all the positives do outweigh the sorrow at the end. I'm glad Pepper found you and your wife. It seems like a true win/win situation. They don't call you TheGoodTexan for nothing. We now use a mobile hospice vet for end of life care for our pets. It is so much better than having to go to a veterinarian's office, for both the animal and the family. I'm sending my positive thoughts your way. I wish you peace in your hearts during this difficult time.