Our new puppy brought joy to our lives after we lost our 13 yr old dog at Christmas time. We had brought him along in his crate and he was old but happy and even got called a Christmas puppy by strangers. He had a great adventure in hotels and rest stops and shared his last Christmas with the grandparents. But two days after Christmas he stopped eating and died two days later. We drove the long way home with his empty crate in our car, saddened by the sight of it. Our new puppy brought his spirit back to us.