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Point of Personal Privilege

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Huzzah for the birth of a dog!

She's Cara the Irish Terrier, aka Danu's Bright Eyed Cara Colleen, for her mother, Danu, and my grandfather Karl's dog, Shelia's Colleen.

Today we celebrate her fifth birthday.

Thanks to Linda and Alain for giving her to us, bringing us an amount of joy I used to think was overkill, in my jaded pre-dog days.

(Here she is at about 2.5 years, in Eaton Canyon.)