A while ago, I blogged this dog:
"Devil Dog. A mutated, malformed, monstrosity of a mutt. A baleful, chthonic, gruesome freak straight from the Grand Guignol itself. A nightmarish, grisly animal shooting its foul imagery straight into my terrified senses, while assualting the unarmed mind with ferocious malignancy: is it real?"
Well, it was real and it finally died.
At age 14.
Now I can sleep without nightmares.