I had just gotten a new cat, Cisco, and dog, Sheba, from Helping Hands Humane Society. The dog, a black lab, was adorable, but only 6 or 7 months old, and was very hyper. All the time. We had just lost our dog a couple months ago, and were getting a new one, the cat was a happenchance. I fell in love with him when I saw him. But one day, Sheba jumped on our older cat, Winters, and broke his back. There was nothing we could do but wait. He died August 29th, 2009. One day before my birthday.