I am really sorry for your loss, nothing wrong with a grown man crying over a good dog lost, something is wrong with a man that wouldn't. I think a whole lot of my whole gang- a black lab (13 yo) and 2 German shorthairs, I have even become fond of my daughter's cat despite myself!
Samuel Clements (Mark Twain) wrote in "Puddn Head Wilson's" calender the following which I have found to be very true: "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."---Bran