Our big brown galumphing dog, Chauncy, passed today. He’s been battling hemangiosarcoma, a highly aggressive cancer, for the past few weeks. He’d been responding very well and was happy and bouncy yesterday. Today, though, he would not eat and was very weak. A trip to the emergency vet indicated severe internal bleeding, so his time had come. Perhaps he decided that California was his forever home. If we were going to leave, he had no interest in being anywhere else. He leaves his adopted sister, Rosie, as the dog of the family now.