I just looked at the last message I posted on this blog, and it was a holiday card! Wow, time flies when you have a puppy. Many people have written to ask if everything is OK. The short answer is: Yes. Kanga is doing extraordinarily well, which is to say that she is full of spunk and personality and healthy and thriving. I couldn't be more in love with her. And yet ... ...she is a completely different dog than Maui. Now, I know many of you are chuckling and thinking "Well, of course she is." But others of you who have recently lost your "heart dog" - which Maui was to me - will understand how just plain disconcerting it can be to love a dog and think of her as "yours" but also think "she's not really my dog." Maybe that doesn't make sense. Suffice to say that I adore Kanga and also have found little pockets of grief over the loss of Maui. Molly says this is to be expected, and I know she is right. And Kanga is totally happy to just be her own doggy self. I can tell that she's in this for the long haul and perfectly happy. I have a little short video of her and I'd love to get your thoughts below.