The past two years have flown by, there was a time that my dog friend’s name was as fitting as could be.  Mouse was the runt of an unplanned litter out of an Airedale/Border Collie female and my husband’s good Kelpie.  She is a devoted companion, an enthusiastic (if not helpful) cowdog, door opening and chair hogging nuisance, who brings a smile to my face everyday.  I can’t imagine life without a canine confidant.