I had it done yesterday. My daughter wasn't able to make it after all. It was very difficult, but I was there, breath for breath as he eased into his next big adventure. I laid him to rest along the fence to the woods where he loved to roam off-leash. I will plant a smoke bush over his grave, but right now I have a big bronze lion (he looked like a miniature lion and guarded our family well, which is what he was bred to do) and his water bowl that says "Good Dog".