What a sad past few days we have had – our Peanut the Chihuahua, aka The Pinster, Mr Pinny, our little mate et al, has left us and gone to doggy heaven. He was 12 doggy years old and had a heap of health problems, and we had to make that awful decision about his quality of life. It’s the flipside of the love and fun you share with these adorable creatures over their lifetime – the anguish and guilt and pain you feel when the time comes for you to say goodbye. He went peacefully, with a bellyful of chicken (he was a little greedy boy right to the end) and with lots of tears and kisses from us. Goes without saying we will miss him to bits but he is in a pain free, happy place now. Goodbye Pinny mate, we love you. 12 July 2011.