The mood has been a bit sad around our house this week because we lost our beloved puppy "Weather" last Saturday, 10/3. Weather had been with us since 1998 when she did an impressive job dodging the dog catcher and jumping a friends fence to try and blend in with her dogs in the back yard and avoid capture. She was a beautiful spirit and impressive in her abilities to get what she wanted. She could climb a fence, hop boulders at the bottom of a waterfall, and when we went backpacking, she carried her own pack with her food and led the way on the trail. Weather lived a very full life until just these last few weeks and she definitely made our lives more full than we ever could have expected.