I apologize for beng so neglectful of this poor little blog, but I have been dealing with a personal tragedy that rendered me too uninspired to post anything here. My dearest companion Cooper was diagnosed with lymphoma several weeks ago. It spread very quickly and I eventually had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go. I miss him terribly, but cherish the years we had together. My life is vastly richer for having known such a magnificent hound.