I’m sorry there’s no post today, guys. Yesterday morning, I had to put my dear, beloved Sammy down. He had been sick for a long time—and had fought it like the stubborn creature he was—but he had declined precipitously these past few days. I am heartbroken in that special and awful way that losing a pet breaks your heart, and Mister is too—he keeps looking for Sammy, which just about kills me. We adopt pets knowing that one day they’ll destroy us by leaving too soon. But we do it anyway, because there is no love and loyalty quite like theirs. I will miss him horribly.