Okay, so what is almost as bad as sending your "baby" to Kindergarten? Giving away your dog that you have had for 10 years. Yes, those of you who love your pets and do not have children, please don't judge. We (meaning Jonathan and I) love Ally but she was not a big fan of the kids and really they were not big fans of hers. She was beginning to spend most of her time hanging out in the closet where no one would bother her. Some neighbors of my parents were interested and sent their youngest child to college last weekend. They are very excited and have bought her a new doggy bed without even seeing her. I was sad and have shed tears over her leaving. It is what is best for her though - us too. Anyway, I was crying so I didn't even take our picture saying bye to her. All Ella wants to know is if we are getting another dog, fish or crab! And Jude wants to know if I am sad like this when he leaves.