In a nutshell: Changed jobs, moved, changed jobs again, quit job to start my own gig and now back on solid ground. Ziggy, the hound, is now 6.5 years old and has matured (physically, if not mentally). Hurricane Rosie, the french mastiff, is now 4, and is still a spitfire. Sadie, our beautiful english mastiff, left us in February after battling a nerve sheath tumor for 3 months. She was 7.5. She made me a better human, which is no easy task, even for a mastiff. I miss her still.