Today we had to say farewell to a lifelong friend. Our pal, Rupert, crossed over the bridge today. Rupert is not a "blog dog", he was a close friend's dog who had quite a spirit. His mom called him the Kramer (from Seinfeld) of the canine world. So now you can imagine the kind of character he was...and I'm sure will continue to be in dog heaven. He and his sister Jasmine, who is also mourning her brother tonight, were born just weeks after our Piper. They all would be turning 12 this November. Piper, Rupert and Jasmine spent many days in puppy hood running and chasing each other as puppies do. Rupert and Jasmine being herding dogs, gave Piper a good what for, which was just what he needed at the time. Thank you, Rupe! Tonight Rupert's family are deeply feeling his loss and comforting Rupert's sis Jasmine too, so I would like to hold up a virtual glass to cheers Rupert's life. He was loved so very much and was quite the lucky pup to live the life he did. Get to chasing those dogs again, Rupe!