The worst and best events for me in 2012 have to do with dogs:
The worst was losing my beloved Welsh Corgi, Max. It was in April and I blogged about it here: Max is Gone.
The best was finding a crazy Malti-Zhu, Bella. I received Bella as a Mother's Day present and I blogged about her here: Meet Bella.
Although she's no Max, the unconditional love from Bella matches Max's. She has healed a gaping hole in my heart and has become my new best friend. Never underestimate the power of a pet to kill loneliness and fill you with love.
On a happier note, Max will be a main character in a supernatural book I have begun outlining. His memory will forever live on...