Its been a while since I spoke about Soba, my grumpy, lovable old man. Much loved , he has slowed down considerably these past 12 mths. We went for a walk yesterday and after a couple of blocks he had had enough. So had I, long walks are too uncomfortable for me now. I love him to bits. He just loves sitting in the sun - what hound doesn't? What would life be like without these loving, forgiving and caring beings in our lives? I don't think it would be richer somehow.