Dear Board,

Thanks once again for all the kind words in response to my post about needing a replacement for my Sidney.

I know some people advised against it, and I certainly thought long and hard about it, but I am currently watching the dog-next-door that I spoke about while my neighbor's are out of town.

Two days into the process I have to say that things are going well.

Avalon is a wonderful dog that just needs more attention than can be provided in a household with 4 young children and another dog.

I realize that two days is a short time, but I am certain that I have my new dog currently sleeping at my feet while I type. I'll post a picture once I manage to borrow a digital camera.

Tim Murphy