Good to hear about Sheru, Aashish. 12 years and going strong is very nice. I wish him many more healthy years. Our GSD gave us so many moments about which all of us still think and talk of at times. Moments of sheer intelligence , fun , wisdom. I shall narrate one : We had a party at home and upon completion, the cook just put all the remaining fried chicken in a box and left it outside. All of us went inside to have coffee and this left the field open to stray dogs to try and get their piece of the chicken from the box. Lancer ( that was his name ) sat stoutly around the box and did not let any stray dog near it. And he did not even TOUCH any piece from the box himself. When I came out randomly, I saw him guarding the box and I was just overcome by emotion. I took out a few pieces, gave it to him and only then did he eat it. He suffered during the later years with Hip Dysplasia and it caused him lot of discomfort and pain. It led to a lot of deterioration in overall health and he passed away aged 11 and I buried him myself. It's good to have atleast one "dog" ( Don't like calling them a dog) at home. Unlike most humans, they always greet you with a big wide smile (Controversial statement, but I believe in it) Cheers.