So sorry to hear about your dog. We lost our dog a couple of months ago, and I know it's not an easy thing to go through. You just have to remember the good times. I'm glad that Dusty had a good life and a good family to be with!
i know exactly how you feel. My family and i put my dog down about 7 years ago. He was 17 and a half. He was first dog and i loved him very much and i miss him everyday. Now i have another dog who is almost 4 years old. I think having a dog helps you through your day and they a part of the family