Special needs dogs are the best (I'm biased due to Kerouac) and I'm very sorry you lost them. :( And I totally understand the issue with the fish. We had a homicidal Loach fish in our tank that was systematically killing and eating our killi's. When I talked to a specialist apparently the issue was he was “depressed.”Something along the lines of "... I'm sad.... KILLI'S MUST DIE!!!!" Heh. So now we have placid tetras and guppies, and things are much less bloodthirsty in there. Anyway, that was quite a tangent. Um... Welcome to the forums!