Bentley, I am not surprised that you are a legend in your neighborhood. You are a marvelous fellow who is both kind and gentle. I say to your parents, just love him every day for as long as you are blessed to have him in your life. Let him know by your actions and your feelings that he will reside in your hearts forever. I went through with my boxer "Duke" what you are going through now and I can tell you from first-hand experience that love will sustain you through the difficult times but for now, celebrate his life and yours together every day.