Our sweet dog Nicolae passed away this morning just before 7am at the ripe old age of 11years old. Apparently this is very old for German Shepherds. This is one of the few pictures he would actually pose for - most of the time he just "couldn't be bothered" to pose for the camera, but prefered to turn away when you tried to take his picture. Here he is in the laboratory (our office/craft space). He was such a loyal, happy and friendly dog and we will miss him dearly.