My dear Duke has been missing for 2 days now. I have searched non-stop for him and am sad to say that I cannot find him. You all know that he had cancer and I knew that his time was near, but did not realize that he would be such a gentleman in his departure. He decided that he did not want me to have to make the decision when the time came and he made it for me. I am confident he is not in any more pain and has gone to live with all of the good animals in heaven. It is very difficult for me to say goodbye, but I have stopped my search and know that he did this final act for me and not to me.