My wonderful Mini Schnauzer of 13 years is dying. His name is Monty and he has been my constant companion and a absolute joy in my life since he was a little puppy. For the past year or so he has been having trouble with his back legs but he managed to get around. But the other day I took him to get him groomed then I stopped over my mom's house so she could see him all cleaned up. He played with her dog for a couple hours and had a great time it was a really good day. Then I took him home gave him his dinner and one last walk for the night, All was well until the next morning when he woke up. His right front leg was completely paralyzed and he couldn't, walk anymore. I regret talking him to my mom's house now I think the exercise was to much for him and he had a stroke during the night. He stopped eating as well. He would only drink a little water and I had to hold him upright over the bowl. A few days later he started eating a little bit from my hand but he is in a very weakened state. I made an appointment to have him put to sleep then I cancelled it hoping for the best. I finally made another one for tomorrow at 11:45am because there is no change and he whimpers and cries when he is awake. I love him dearly and I am so shocked this all happened so suddenly. I want to honor him in some shape or form, I'm thinking of quitting smoking tomorrow in Monty's honor. This way I will always remember the day that he past out of my life and into the next one.