Last week was filled with sadness. On Tuesday my 25 year old niece died unexpectedly. We were shocked and saddened. In spite of her health problems she was always upbeat and happy. Then on Friday my parents and Mike took Bingo to the vets for her last visit. Her health was failing quickly and there was no way to deny what needed to be done. Although I sometimes complained about walking her in the rain and collecting poop it is mighty quiet without her. Sunday was the funeral for my niece. Ted and I drove with three of his brothers and a nephew up to the services in Napa. Over 400 people were there. Midst all this sadness, my sister Jody and her dog, Eddie, came for an overnight stay and an evening of cards. That was the highlight of the week.