I found out this morning that Vinny's dad, Paco, has gone to Rainbow Bridge. Not only am I sorry to hear that, but the circumstances of his passing are pretty messed up too. Paco's owners broke up awhile ago and Lee recently moved to FL, leaving Paco with Julie. Paco didn't fit in with her life anymore so she put him down. Lee didn't find out until afterward.
RIP Paco. You were the first pittie I ever knew and a great dog who made me willing to add Vinny to my family. Thank you for being a positive influence on me.