Brian took Ripley to the vets after work so she could be put to sleep. He stayed with her the whole time, which was nice and not something I could've handled. He said things went about as well as they possibly could have and he was impressed by the compassion shown by the staff.
Needless to say, we're both really sad. Jake on the other hand, is downright cheerful and is annoying the hell out of us both. I guess he's just too young to understand what is going on.
Rest In Peace, Big Sweet Rip.