Well, my fur family of five is now a fur family of four. My canary died yesterday morning. I'd had him six years or more, and I don't think they live much more than that. He had a good life, I have to admit. I felt bad when I found him.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I just lost my golden retreiver, Chance, about 3 weeks ago. It is the most painful thing I have ever experienced. I had him since I was 10 years old. He died of congestive heart failure. I truly understand your pain. Best wishes.