My in-laws lost a dog today, Bonnie, to her battle with bone cancer. I feel for their loss, because I know the love of a dog. My dog Koda is the only other woman in my house. She loves my children and keeps a watchful eye on them when I am occupied. She plays and runs with them when my hands are full. She licks their faces to kiss or to clean, and whenever I need her, she is always there with her head in my lap to let out a deep exhale and remind me to breathe. Thank you, Koda. Cherish every moment. It Flies by.