This is not Yellowstone related but I wanted to take a moment to remember my dog Sammy. She was a 4 year old basset hound who lost her life to lymes disease today. People who know me know that I have a great deal of love and respect for animals. My first stint in college was for animal health, I've worked as a veterinary technician, raised orphaned fawns brought to me by the DNR, and raised and worked with numerous types of large animals. I am not an extreme activist or anything, I just appreciate how it feels to go to the store for 1 hour and come home to have a dog run up to me, wagging its tail and acting like it hadn't seen me in weeks. Animals don't have to love you, they just want to love you. I love you Sammy.