It’s been a poignant month of May. Our dear old gal dog, Emma, passed on early in the month at the hardy age of 16 1/2…a nice long life for our beautiful chocolate lab / golden retriever accidental mix! All those years ago we traded an 1850’s blanket box for what we thought was a chocolate lab…then the hair began to grow, and GROW! We got our blanket box back & were told to ‘keep the dog, she’s just a mutt.’ I’ll tell you what, she should have been a breed unto her own!! Intelligent, albeit a tad high strung early in her life, loving & loyal, all the things you look for in a pup. She’s sorely missed.