Today is a happy occassion. My beloved Jack Russell Terrier, my little girl, Bertie (aka Bertie Bertie the Wonder Terrier) is celebrating her sweet 16th birthday. Nearly blind from cataracts, her sniffer still works, her muscle tone is outstanding and she has ALL of her own teeth without cavaties. She has comforted me in my sorrow, given me undying and endless love. If you have ever had a dog, you know that their love makes you a better person; her love has made me a much better person.