Hans died today.  To be precise, at 0035 hours on Sunday, January 6, 2013, my dog died.

Hans and his sister, Gret, came to me on the night of January 3, 2003.  During a snow storm they had been dumped over the 4 feet high chain link fence surrounding my backyard. The next morning, as the sun blazed on a half foot of fresh reflective snow, my old Lab found two black strangers defending a territory that was hers.   Continue reading