This is Bogart the Wonder Dog. He was allegedly a cross between collie and shepherd. It'd be more accurate to call him a cross between a termite and a hand grenade. Four pounds of noise and appetite when I got him from the SPCA. But he grew up to be my best friend for a lot of years.

Not too long after Bogie came along, he was joined by Bacall the Psycho Kitty. She was an eight-pound example of what I call "cat-titude". Not exactly the social butterfly. But she provided some entertainment. And she's still hanging on as of this writing, living with my oldest son.

These are some of the better memories. Thanks for the laughs, the love and the loyalty pal.