It is always sad to lose a member of the family, but it was time to let Phantom go. He was 17 and the last 7 years that he spent with us were probably the best of his entire life. He was to go to California into rescue but never made it any further than New Mexico. He became Bob's constant companion, even sitting in the computer chair and watching TV with his tall friend. When Bob passed away, Phantom seemed to be lost for awhile. But then, my cousin Elaine came to live with our family and Phantom found a new companion. He was the ambassador for schipperkes, never having met a human he didn't like. Hopefully he is at peace now and his spirit is reunited with Bob.