Man's best friend. Canines! I seem to only be able to blog in small encrements these days. Way to much emotion overwhelms me and I shut down. So....I was taking 'the boys' for a quick little pee-pee walk and mentioned to Skuttle Mc-Doo something about Grandpa-Gramps. This is the name we used w/Skully for my dad. As soon as I said his 'name' little skuttle mc-doo's ears perked up. My eyes filled with tears and I gave my precious pup a big hug. Thanks Skully for remembering my dad. The other day I was in Verizon canceling my dad's cell phone and I wanted to save his voice mail that he had on his phone. The peeps @ Verizon were great when I welled up with tears (again) and tried to explain why I was canceling, and asked is there any way they could save his voice mail. I had to walk over in to a corner and compose myself when I heard his message being played over the speaker. Even now, while I share this with you.....my heart is over flowing. I so very much miss my dad. What an impact he has made on my life. He was a 'corker,' a 'character.' It's the corker/characters in life that are missed the most. I hope, someday....I can get back to my normal. For now.....thank God for the moments that cause me to stop and assess what life is all about. It takes a dog to get my attention these days. Geesh!