It was a difficult decision to make, but he was suffering and the vet agreed that it wouldn't make sense to just prolong his suffering. As my husband and I were sitting with him, he asked me what I thought about dogs and if they went to heaven. My response, is without hesitation.
I believe that anyone (animal or otherwise) that has such a gentle, caring and loving nature MUST have a soul and will therefore absolutely continue on after death. Anyone who has had the pleasure of having a dog as a part of their life, knows of the unconditional love they share. They experience joy, sorrow, envy and anger. The LOVE.
Scooter loved us and our other dogs, and we, in turn, loved him. He will be greatly missed but I know, without a doubt, that we will see him again.
His favorite thing to do was to go down in the slough!
Rest in peace Scooter, we love you.