I am so sorry about your dog, smoke king. I know what that kind of pain is, too.
I noticed that you're from Elkhorn? Does that place still exist? I thought Big Bad Omaha absorbed it. What a shame. I think our mayor has too much time on his hands. Or maybe there's oil in Elkhorn?
Sorry. I hear it's lovely out there...quiet and peaceful and a good place to raise children and let your pets run free. That's nice and I hope it doesn't get overcrowded.
Thank you for welcoming me to DC. Everyone has been so nice. Take Care.