Unfortunately, Herman became seriously ill a couple of weeks ago. The vet who examined him believed it was cancer, but didn't think there was much they could do for him. The ever-devoted girlfriend, Ivy stayed by Herman's side throughout his illness. She slept near Herman to make sure he was never alone, and when Herman passed away on March 31, Ivy was right there with him.
"My husband told me that she went to his grave and wouldn't leave," Renee says. "She stayed there for hours and hours."