Cool, windy...and, alas, a sad morning. One of my niece Talia's two dachshunds died last night. DJ apparently hurt his neck at some point during the day, and became increasingly ill as the day went on. On a day when we tend to think about what scares us, I have to say that a sick pet is a nightmare. He or she can't tell you what's wrong, and I guess those of who have pets have all experienced that mad dash to the vet's office when something wasn't quite right.