My dog and dear companion of 13+ years was hit and killed by a car today.I knew something was amiss when she was not there barking in greeting as I came home from work....The note on my door said "Bill,call mom or dad when you get home." My blood ran cold as I expected the worse...and it proved true.Someone(P.G.&E.,UPS,etc.?)had left the gate open during the day.This only makes my loss more painfull.Please all you pet owners love and cherish your animals,for their life is all too short and fragile. R.I.P Cocoa a.k.a. "Merheim" 1989-2002 Beloved Friend and Pet.