We are home again…Camping was good but I am sad because we had to have our Beagle, Rusty, put down. We had him for 13 years. I have spent more time with him than any other man or beast. And… to be honest…these later years he was a real pain in my butt…but I loved him dearly, and the hole that he has left in my everyday life will be slow to heal. While I am at peace with the fact that he couldn’t go on as he was, the finality of death chokes me up. There are no do-over’s people, love your people, love your pets…and give them all an extra hug.