This weekend was hard weekend. I had to say goodbye to an old friend and canine nephew. My sister’s dog passed away. 15 years ago, I asked my sister if she wanted to come along with me while I picked out a puppy. She willing obliged, and while I was debating which black lab suited me, this little chocolate ball crawled up on my sister and fell asleep on her lap and into her heart. My dog Midnight and Beau were the best of friends and they enjoyed spending long hours together taking long walks, playing with sticks and going for swims. Midnight passed away all too soon, but Beau would always cheerfully come to the door to greet me whenever I came over and continued to enjoy walks and swims into his old age. He was a faithful companion to my sister and niece. He will be missed.