You came to us in October 2010, abandoned by others. You became a part of our family. First moving into the garage, then into the house. I loved watching you sleep in front of the fire and how you would reach at the doorknob to go out. When I took you for your routine checkup, I had no idea they would find the FIV virus in your blood work. I was led to believe the risks were high of you infecting your housemates or we would have had to isolate you and treat you like a leper. I am so sorry I had to make this decision. If I could take it back, I would and I would have found a way to give you the life you deserved. I will miss you and love you always.