I didn't think my first post on this wonderful forum would be in this section but I lost my gorgeous full of life nine month chocolate girl this weekend. She died in her sleep. The vet thinks is was most likely an undiagnosed/undiagnosable heart problem. She had no symptoms and, thankfully, doesn't appear to have suffered at all. But we are broken hearted. I expect that, in time, we will look for another pup to fill the huge hole she's left behind and I will be back on this forum for support and advice (I will be terrified!). But for now thank you so, so much to everyone who posts here and who saved my sanity on more than one occasion, especially through those first few months.