What a wonderful story about Falco. I usually avoid reading these sad stories because it brings back all the pain of losing a best friend.
I think our boy was trying to do the same thing Falco did. We new he was dying, but he wanted to go outside that night so I let him out. When he didn't come back I went looking for him. Found him lying under a tree in the darkness. I coaxed him back into the house. Much later that night my husband went out with him and they sat on the porch steps. Buddy died with his head in my husbands lap. It's almost been a year since, but the tears still flow when I think of that night.
We hope to be able to help everyone know and understand their pet dogs better. This cubit will include dog training of all sorts. Dog experts and amateurs will hopefully interact here in order to gain more and better knowledge about "Man's Best Friends"