Pressley came down with Cushings disease 2 years ago at 13 1/2 years old. He managed to do ok til now but grew too weak. When he could no longer climb onto the couch we knew it was time to say goodbye. He did live a long and good life but we still miss him so much. His little sister, Shania, (cousin actually) does not know what to do and continues to look for him. She will be 15 in June and has been with him since she was 8 weeks old. We have had Beardies since 1978, and had Pulis before that (and after). We, my wife Louise and I, would love to adopt an older Beardie or even a Puli to keep Shania company. If anyone knows of one somewhere near North Carolina please let me know. a pic of Shania waiting for Pressley.