We lost a beloved family pet last week. Mesa – Hubby’s childhood dog – the family trouble-maker, well of unconditional love, and investigator extraordinaire lost a lot of her energy and ability to live a happy pain-free life. It was her time to move on but it has been hard on all of us. Hubby and I spent a night last week remembering all of the silly Mesa stories. Of all the memories though, the thing that I will miss most is the way that she would inch her way over to me to steal a pat….or two…or three….and just when you thought you were going to give your arm a rest she would snuggle her body just a little bit closer to steal a few more. She was one of the most loving dogs I have ever known. Good-bye sweet puppy – we miss you and we will never forget all of the ways that you warmed our hearts.