Today is my oldest dog, Peppa’s 8th birthday. Green and I adopted her together – she was sort of our ‘practice baby’ the one we spoiled, doted on and cared for before Ditto was born two years later. She’s a miniature Dachshund but make no mistake she is no toy. She is brave and her loud bark is bigger than her body. Peppa has been my constant friend – listened to me rage, cry and laugh at myself when I thought my world was coming to an end. A dog who was truly most faithful, devoted and loving when my own husband was not. Thank you Peppa for the constant cuddling and wet nosed kisses! I was never really alone with you snuggling under the covers with me. Mami loves you!