I lost a buddy today. After 11 years of shedding, howling, raging around the backyard, tunneling in the snow, sprinting across the beach, and just generally being a fantastic companion, our dear Casey left us today. I can't get this goddamn text to left align, so deal with it. This is a tough day, but I am eternally grateful for the time she spent with me. I was lucky enough to get to spend her last moments with her, and she will always be remembered for what she was: a smart, sweet, dignified old dog that could say "hello" with her bark. And her ears were as soft as velvet.