This week I’ve received doggie emails from three friends, two of them, after having lost a beloved dog, announcing the adoption a new rescue—an adult sheltie and a terrier mix puppy. The third—our busy Beaver Island Cindy Ricksters—has posted a new memoir piece about her dogs: Artifacts to Memories: Bunny Rabbit. I‘m reminded of the day four years and five weeks ago that I adopted my min pin Gracie, an indulged whim that turned me into someone who can talk about dogs for as long as friends go on about grandchildren. Good on ya, wonderful dog people! Go for it!