Oh my god, I am so sad. I just heard the horrible news that our good friends had to put their dog, Chimay, to sleep last weekend, after he suffered a slipped disk in his spine. He was the most wonderful sweetheart of a dog. We had the signal honor of having Chimay at our house for a week about a year and a half ago and have greeted him with proprietary affection every time we've seen him since. This sure put a damper on the good mood post below. I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes wondering how in the hell I'm going to tell the kids.