I took a very long hiatus because my next post was going to be a painful one. We had our dog Willie put to sleep about a month and a half ago. He was aggressive the whole 4 years that we had him, but lately he had been getting worse - not only was he biting adults, but now he was biting other dogs and snapping at kids. Jason & I decided (after about 4 years of consideration) that we needed to put humans before our dog. We would never have been able to forgive ourselves if he had seriously hurt someone. So, we did the hardest thing we've ever had to do in our lives and took him to the vet to be put to sleep. He is now resting peacefully at Jason's parents' farm next to their dog, Harley.
We miss him, and Maggie (our other dog) took it really hard - she didn't eat for 2 weeks - but we know it was the right thing to do.
I have a lot more updates, so stay tuned!