A quick post: it's been a year since we lost Ketzl, and a day short of a year since Taiko joined our family. He's been a big help dealing with the loss, and has grown into a fine--though rather enthusiastic--young dog.

I consciously left Ketzl's name on our answering machine for this time, to remind us and our friends how important she was to Zabeth and me. Today's the day it gets changed, and the last "public" reference to Ketzl gets gently retired.

But even without that, we'll never forget you, girl. Here's hoping you're running through the tall grass.


And, Taiko, she'd have been proud of you. I know we are!