Sherry Murfreesboro, TN 6/19/2010 8:39:16 PM I just lost my beautiful basset hound, Samantha, to cancer. She began slowly where she either would not eat in the morning and then did great in the evening. The next thing she was barely eating and would throw up often. After $1340 worth of tests, no help. This went on for almost two months and by the time she passed away, she was only bones and skin. There was no body fat. It was very sad but on the day I had to make the decision to let her go, they brought her to me first and she passed in my arms before anything was done. She chose the time and I was with her. I take comfort in that fact. She would have been 8 years old on September 11. My brother's family has her sister and my sister's family has her half-sister. I am heart broken.