Nearly eight years ago, on The Motley Fool, I wrote a message titled simply Goodbye, Old Friend. You can actually still find the original, though from time to time the folks at the Fool close up the boards, so you might not be able to access it. Because I was worried about that, I recreated it here on my site just over three years later, so that I'd always have a copy.
The gist of the story was that I had to make the decision on whether it was the right time to put our dog to sleep. I grew up with Ruf-ce-Tuf, but I hadn't lived with him for a number of years, so while it was a tough call, in retrospect it wasn't all that difficult. Recently, it was time to make that decision again with another friend - Ray. Some of you may remember Ray, as I've posted about him before, perhaps most memorably just over three years ago when he got a slick new haircut for the summer and looked like a puppy again. It was a good day. A really good day.