Sad news: Our ever-so-friendly dog and family companion for 10 years, Allie, passed away on Monday. She loved people, had a killer tail, and just needed to be included in everything, including family prayer, meal preparation, and greeting guests at the door. She loved to nose her way under the kids' folded arms during prayer, follow Sharman's every step around the kitchen (she particularly liked to stand guard at the refrigerator), and go on long, long walks with Jim. She didn't always respond to "come," but she ALWAYS came when we said "treat!" We miss her.