Last week, just one month shy of us having her 10 years, Phoebe suffered a stroke and passed away. Since coming to live with us at the age of 4, Phoebe was typical Lab – never passing up an opportunity to sniff and dump the trash can, beg for a treat or some people food or try to figure out a way to get that just out-of-reach goodie on the kitchen counter. She patrolled the back yard, “protected” us from the UPS man, enjoyed rides on the pontoon boat (always excited at the prospect of barking at the ducks) and generally led an easy suburban lifestyle. Through the fun and the frustration, she was a good dog and we will certainly miss her being around the house. — John & Lynn J.