Ok, not really dead, just gone. Samson Reginald went to live with a new family after he tried to take a chunk out of my hand. My own fault - got between him and his food, but we were just too nervous about the chance he might bight one of the kids (again). I'll admit it was very sad to see him go, but life has been much easier since he left and Max has had a lot more attention now that the kids are allowed once again to play with their dog. I'm pretty sure we'll be a one dog family for a very, very, very long time.