National Geographic : 2002 Jan
Undaunted by his dog's paralysis, Ed Mulrenin took Sonn tag on a road trip to Alaska. They stopped for walks (left) and camped along the way (above). Later, when pain overcame his dog, Mulrenin decided it was time. As the vet's injection took hold, he whis pered in Sonntag's ear: "We made it, buddy, we made it."