On December 20, 2010, we lost a four-legged family member: Elmo. He lived here at Pacha Mama House for many months, impishly eating our socks and fervently protecting us from the FedEx guy. He is already very much missed.
"Life is not a race,
but a journey to be savored,
Each step of the way."
About a year ago, Elmo and I ran a 1-mile charity race known as The Jingle Run; it's a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. Back then, I didn't know that canine Arthritis and Cancer would slowly steal Elmo from our family. If your life has ever been touched by a dog, you know that they teach us, far more than we can teach them. Elmo was a teacher of loyalty and joy. And we were lucky to be his students.