Several years ago, when I left Louisville, I had to say goodbye to a canine friend who was with me for countless hikes, walk-n-talks, gatherings, and get togethers. As we said good bye to Harley, another dog - a twin - showed up. Naturally, it deserved its name, Ditto. He was a replication of the dog that left my Louisville family at the time. This past week, Ditto joined his brother and sister. This is a poem written for Juliette and Harley, and all the fur-friends who make our lives extra special. I am thinking of Sue and Dave - two people who have made my life as incredible as it has been. With this, I send sadness, but also a total appreciation for everything they've been for me (and for our partners in crime). Elephant Shoe.