Today my friend Miriam's dog, Frida, died. She died peacefully in Miriam's arms. I felt such sadness, such grief, such helplessness when I learned of her passing. I knew it was coming. Due to a common problem with Dachshunds' spines, Frida suddenly became paralyzed from the low back down, and it was a matter of days between this happening and today when she died. You just never, ever know how long anyone is going to be here. I hope Frida didn't suffer, and I send love and light to Miriam and her family. May Frida be at peace. I think I will cry myself to sleep tonight.