This was my co-worker's best friend in the world since he was 11. Said co-worker just got back from having to fly to New England during the post New Year's storm to take care of his father, who had a triple-bypass. Last year, he had to put one of his dogs to sleep after a long illness and it was devastating. Then he got home from our office Holiday Brunch on Saturday to this news.
I don't know how much more the poor guy can take and of course he's trying to be all stoic and New England and Navy about it.