I wanted to take this moment to remind everyone during this time of celebration that many worthwhile charities could use continued support from people like us. Firstly, Rolling Dog Ranch in Montana is a sanctuary for handicapped, crippled or abused animals which would not be 'adoptable' through traditional shelters. They are given dignity and respect in their final years by people who are willing to take-on the responsibility of caring for these animals, even though they have tremendous medical needs and difficulties with every day life. To learn more, please see: http://www.rollingdogranch.org/ Secondly, as some of you know, we lost one of our greyhounds last month due to old age. We have always adopted retired racing dogs and brought them into our family. If you, or a loved one, is considering getting a dog, we encourage everyone to at least look into the possibility of being a "forever home" for a retired racing greyhound. If not for people like us, many of these dogs would be destroyed when they are finished with their facing usefulness. We couldn't recommend more highly greyhounds for those seeking affectionate companion dogs that are low in energy and high in love. For those in the Pacific Northwest, your adoption organization is: http://www.greyhoundpetsinc.org/ Happy Holidays!